Further elaborating on WP2, WP3 will prepare and guide workshops with ecologists and biodiversity scientists as well as biodiversity informaticians and technologists of the cooperating research infrastructures, to identify common pertinent services that can support scientific works on EBVs (i.e., specification of end-to-end scientific workflows for preparing/calculating EBV values), and potentially also contribute to environmental policies (WP4). Based on an analysis of workshop outcomes, WP3 will consider common, thematic as well as infrastructure specific services, covering a wide
spectrum of functions and objectives, e.g.,:
The WP3 workshops will be held jointly with the WP2 workshops (incl. WP4 experts) allowing for interactions, joint meetings and parallel sessions, as appropriate. A condensed version of the deliverables of WP3 (D3.1, D3.2 and D3.3) will serve as input into the WP2 deliverables D2.2, D2.4 and D2.5 to allow for integrated reporting on all workshops.
Furthermore, a contribution will be delivered to the policy related position papers to be produced by WP4 (D4.2 and D4.3).
Invited participants will be selected for their specific expertise in the field, taking into account the need to balance scientific and technological contributions. A grouping of project beneficiaries and core experts will thus be formed to provide continuity from one workshop to another. With a foreseen role of LifeWatch in mind, LifeWatch ICT experts (IC3) will play a leading role through their participation in workshops and contributions to the results of WP3.