LifeWatch ERIC is the e-Science and Technology European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research. LifeWatch ERIC seeks to understand the complex interactions among species and with their living environment, taking advantage of High-Performance, Grid and Big Data computing systems, and the development of advanced modelling tools to implement management measures aimed at preserving life on Earth.
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LifeWatch ERIC applies and advances ICT technologies interconnecting on a global scale physical observatories, research centres and scientific communities into its e-Science research infrastructure.
- provides access to data collected by science at a global level and offers ICT services, tools, computational power and storage capacity to transform information into new knowledge;
- connects and brings together physical observatories, research centres and scientific communities into a single web space accessible to all; in doing so
- offers to all users the resources to enact innovative scientific approaches, which is of particular relevance to early career scientists and emerging or developing countries; and
- empowers citizens to engage with science and contribute to their own well-being and survival.