Data infrastructure ecosystem for science

Keywords:

e-Infrastructure, grid, users, scientific communities, fishery

Abstract:

D4Science-II aims to provide mechanism for facilitating interoperation of the D4Science e-Infrastructure with diverse other data e-Infrastructures that are running autonomously thus creating the core of an e-Infrastructure Ecosystem. These e-Infrastructure Ecosystems will serve a significantly expanded set of communities dealing with multidisciplinary, scientific and societal challenges. To set up a prototypical instance of such an ecosystem, D4Science-II will bring together several scientific e-Infrastructures established in areas such as biodiversity, fishery resources management and high energy physics.  This will support several critical scientific scenarios - initially, this core will include: AQUAMAPS, DRIVER, GENESI-DR and INSPIRE- that are distinct but also feed into and enrich each other. In collaboration with appropriate international bodies and initiatives, D4Science-II will take steps to ensure sustainability of the Knowledge Ecosystem. .

Partners:
ERCIM
CNR
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
CERN
Engeneering - Ingegneria Informatica Spa.
Unviersity of Strathclyde
FAO
4D SOFT
Fishbase Information and Research Group
Terradue s.r.l.

Duration:
24 months, from October 2009 to September 2011

ERCIM's role:
Project co-ordinator

Funding Agencies:
European Commission (FP7 Infrastructure CSA)

Funding: 4.300.000 Euros

Links:
D4Sience home page: http://www.d4science.eu/