BioVeL event "In Practice and in future"
BioVeL (Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory) will hold the one-day event "BioVeL: In Practice and in future", at which it will give an update on its efforts to build a virtual laboratory for biodiversity research and present its plans for the future, inviting participants to take a role in it.
BioVeL is a pilot implementation of some of the core ideas from the LifeWatch Preparatory Phase. In the past three years it has worked with the biodiversity research community to construct, test, and revise some essential elements of a robust e-infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research.
The event will be structured around the 3 key goals that encapsulate the LifeWatch Biodiversity Informatics Horizons 2013 (BIH2013) initiative: making better use of existing data and tools, working together towards a global biosphere model, and informatics leadership to serve the needs of science and policy. Plans to weave the current network of researchers and technological products into a European infrastructure will be presented.
Registration is possible until 15 September 2014.