Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (Bio Unify)

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Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (Bio Unify). / Koureas, Dimitrios; Hardisty, Alex; Vos, Rutger Aldo; Agosti, Donat; Arvanitidis, Christos; Bogatencov, Peter; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi; de Jong, Yde; Horvath, Ferenc; Gkoutos, Georgios; Groom, Quentin John; Kliment, Tomas; Kõljalg, Urmas; Manakos, Ioannis; Marcer, Arnald; Marhold, Karol; Morse, David; Mergen, Patricia; Penev, Lyubomir; Pettersson, Lars; Svenning, Jens-Christian; van de Putte, Anton; Stuart Smith, Vincent.

In: Research Ideas and Outcomes, Vol. 2, No. e7787, 2016, p. 1-23.

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Koureas, D, Hardisty, A, Vos, RA, Agosti, D, Arvanitidis, C, Bogatencov, P, Buttigieg, PL, de Jong, Y, Horvath, F, Gkoutos, G, Groom, QJ, Kliment, T, Kõljalg, U, Manakos, I, Marcer, A, Marhold, K, Morse, D, Mergen, P, Penev, L, Pettersson, L, Svenning, J-C, van de Putte, A & Stuart Smith, V 2016, 'Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (Bio Unify)', Research Ideas and Outcomes, vol. 2, no. e7787, pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.2.e7787

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Koureas, D., Hardisty, A., Vos, R. A., Agosti, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bogatencov, P., ... Stuart Smith, V. (2016). Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (Bio Unify). Research Ideas and Outcomes, 2(e7787), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.2.e7787

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Koureas D, Hardisty A, Vos RA, Agosti D, Arvanitidis C, Bogatencov P, Buttigieg PL, de Jong Y, Horvath F, Gkoutos G, Groom QJ, Kliment T, Kõljalg U, Manakos I, Marcer A, Marhold K, Morse D, Mergen P, Penev L, Pettersson L, Svenning J-C, van de Putte A, Stuart Smith V. 2016. Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (Bio Unify). Research Ideas and Outcomes. 2(e7787):1-23. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.2.e7787

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Koureas D, Hardisty A, Vos RA, Agosti D, Arvanitidis C, Bogatencov P et al. Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (Bio Unify). Research Ideas and Outcomes. 2016;2(e7787):1-23. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.2.e7787

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Koureas, Dimitrios ; Hardisty, Alex ; Vos, Rutger Aldo ; Agosti, Donat ; Arvanitidis, Christos ; Bogatencov, Peter ; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi ; de Jong, Yde ; Horvath, Ferenc ; Gkoutos, Georgios ; Groom, Quentin John ; Kliment, Tomas ; Kõljalg, Urmas ; Manakos, Ioannis ; Marcer, Arnald ; Marhold, Karol ; Morse, David ; Mergen, Patricia ; Penev, Lyubomir ; Pettersson, Lars ; Svenning, Jens-Christian ; van de Putte, Anton ; Stuart Smith, Vincent. / Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (Bio Unify). In: Research Ideas and Outcomes. 2016 ; Vol. 2, No. e7787. pp. 1-23.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (Bio Unify)

AU - Koureas, Dimitrios

AU - Hardisty, Alex

AU - Vos, Rutger Aldo

AU - Agosti, Donat

AU - Arvanitidis, Christos

AU - Bogatencov, Peter

AU - Buttigieg, Pier Luigi

AU - de Jong, Yde

AU - Horvath, Ferenc

AU - Gkoutos, Georgios

AU - Groom, Quentin John

AU - Kliment, Tomas

AU - Kõljalg, Urmas

AU - Manakos, Ioannis

AU - Marcer, Arnald

AU - Marhold, Karol

AU - Morse, David

AU - Mergen, Patricia

AU - Penev, Lyubomir

AU - Pettersson, Lars

AU - Svenning, Jens-Christian

AU - van de Putte, Anton

AU - Stuart Smith, Vincent

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - In order to preserve the variety of life on Earth, we must understand it better. Biodiversity research is at a pivotal point with research projects generating data at an ever increasing rate. Structuring, aggregating, linking and processing these data in a meaningful way is a major challenge. The systematic application of information management and engineering technologies in the study of biodiversity (biodiversity informatics) help transform data to knowledge. However, concerted action is required to be taken by existing e-infrastructures to develop and adopt common standards, provisions for interoperability and avoid overlapping in functionality. This would result in the unification of the currently fragmented landscape that restricts European biodiversity research from reaching its full potential. The overarching goal of this COST Action is to coordinate existing research and capacity building efforts, through a bottom-up trans-disciplinary approach, by unifying biodiversity informatics communities across Europe in order to support the long-term vision of modelling biodiversity on earth. BioUnify will: 1. specify technical requirements, evaluate and improve models for efficient data and workflow storage, sharing and re-use, within and between different biodiversity communities; 2. mobilise taxonomic, ecological, genomic and biomonitoring data generated and curated by natural history collections, research networks and remote sensing sources in Europe; 3. leverage results of ongoing biodiversity informatics projects by identifying and developing functional synergies on individual, group and project level; 4. raise technical awareness and transfer skills between biodiversity researchers and information technologists; 5. formulate a viable roadmap for achieving the long-term goals for European biodiversity informatics, which ensures alignment with global activities and translates into efficient biodiversity policy.

AB - In order to preserve the variety of life on Earth, we must understand it better. Biodiversity research is at a pivotal point with research projects generating data at an ever increasing rate. Structuring, aggregating, linking and processing these data in a meaningful way is a major challenge. The systematic application of information management and engineering technologies in the study of biodiversity (biodiversity informatics) help transform data to knowledge. However, concerted action is required to be taken by existing e-infrastructures to develop and adopt common standards, provisions for interoperability and avoid overlapping in functionality. This would result in the unification of the currently fragmented landscape that restricts European biodiversity research from reaching its full potential. The overarching goal of this COST Action is to coordinate existing research and capacity building efforts, through a bottom-up trans-disciplinary approach, by unifying biodiversity informatics communities across Europe in order to support the long-term vision of modelling biodiversity on earth. BioUnify will: 1. specify technical requirements, evaluate and improve models for efficient data and workflow storage, sharing and re-use, within and between different biodiversity communities; 2. mobilise taxonomic, ecological, genomic and biomonitoring data generated and curated by natural history collections, research networks and remote sensing sources in Europe; 3. leverage results of ongoing biodiversity informatics projects by identifying and developing functional synergies on individual, group and project level; 4. raise technical awareness and transfer skills between biodiversity researchers and information technologists; 5. formulate a viable roadmap for achieving the long-term goals for European biodiversity informatics, which ensures alignment with global activities and translates into efficient biodiversity policy.

KW - COST Action

KW - Biodiversity Informatics

KW - Environment

KW - Standards

KW - Data interoperability

U2 - 10.3897/rio.2.e7787

DO - 10.3897/rio.2.e7787

M3 - Article

VL - 2

SP - 1

EP - 23

JO - Research Ideas and Outcomes

JF - Research Ideas and Outcomes

SN - 2367-7163

IS - e7787

ER -