LifeWatch is a Research Infrastructure set up to support the fields of ecosystems research and biodiversity by equipping scientists with access to data, analytical tools and state-of-the-art virtual laboratories.
Developing the LifeWatch objectives requires a close collaboration between the scientific groups leading the development of digital tools and IT experts that can advise on the best technologies to carry out the vision.
These tools will allow for new avenues of research, but they also come with a high demand for computational resources.
The LifeWatch partnered with EGI through an EGI-Engage Competence Centre (CC) to:
The work led to a total of seven LifeWatch services for data management and modelling currently in production using the computational resources of the EGI Federated Cloud.