The GLOBIS-B project is a consortium of 6 partner organizations
The Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) is the largest university of the Netherlands. The UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Dynamics (IBED) has the mission to increase the understanding of the diversity and dynamics of ecosystems from the level of molecules and genes to entire ecosystems. Research groups comprise ecology, evolutionary biology, Earth surface science, paleo-ecology, computational geo-ecology, population biology, aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology, and aquatic microbiology. The methods used are typical of the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physical geography and hence allow integrated studies of biodiversity, ecosystems and the environment. IBED leads the Faculty of Science Research Cluster ‘Global Ecology’.
With an international reputation for world-class research and teaching in distributed and scientific computing, informatics and visual computing, the School of Computer Science and Informatics (COMSC) at Cardiff University creates positive impact in areas as diverse as healthcare, crime and forensics, mobile communications and environment. Much of the research is collaborative and interdisciplinary, across the full spectrum of engineering and physical sciences, biomedical and life sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. By embedding informatics and working with end-users, staff apply their knowledge and experience to big data problems - both scientific and social, and to the management of large-scale analysis.
Gnúbila is an innovative French company, developing open source based big data solutions, using agile methodologies. Gnúbila operates since 2007, and develops with an international ambition and vision, that of delivering high quality, interoperable, transnational and translational e-infrastructures. Gnúbila contributes to GLOBIS-B in the translation of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBV) into innovative new scientificworkflows, which can be submitted to concerned research e-infrastructures exposing relevant biodiversity data.
The five hundred years old Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) was one of the first universities in Spain to include in the 1980s and 1990s degrees and high quality research on environmental sciences, GIS, and informatics-computing, alongside with more traditional hard and life sciences such as biology, geology, medicine and social studies, including applied environmental and ecological services with particular focus on ecosystem restoration. Its joint EU-US programs on climate change modeling, interdisciplinary biodiversity research, marine science (focused on genetics, bioacoustics, Ocean mapping and data management) and e-science infrastructures, are part of the research activities of its Benjamin Franklin Institute, established in 1986.
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg is a modern university which maintains the highest requirements for teaching and research in social sciences and humanities as well as in natural sciences. The University co-hosts the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). iDiv’s central mission is to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory, and the centre has developed into a hub for international biodiversity science. Both Martin-Luther-University and iDiv contribute to the GLOBIS-B project via the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON),