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11 Jul 2022

EOSC IN PRACTICE STORY: Supporting knowledge creation and sharing by building a standardised interconnected repository of biodiversity data.

EOSC Future has released a new series of use cases to show the value of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) for research.  

The cases are named “EOSC in practice stories” and highlight how EOSC resources (i.e. tools or services) already existing or under development have provided practical support to researchers in their daily work. The stories also demonstrate the benefits of EOSC for a broad range of actors, often across multiple research domains.

EOSC in practice with Cos4Cloud

The third EOSC in practice story targets a very wide user base as it is addressed to any researchers, teachers, students, companies, institutions and, more generally, anyone interested in knowing, studying or analysing biodiversity information. It was developed within the Cos4cloud project.

EOSC for Citizen Observatories

Citizen Observatories are currently faced with fragmentation problems. The collected data is heterogeneous and comes in varied formats.

These problems relate to the difficulty of practically implementing FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) rules, which instead is a crucial feature for the integration of the services in the EOSC marketplace. To solve such challenge and support users when downloading and using the data, a better dialogue between the different citizen observatories is needed.

Cos4Bio is a co-designed, interoperable and open-source service that integrates biodiversity observations from multiple citizen observatories in one place, allowing experts to save time in the species identification process and get access to an enormous number of biodiversity observations.
 

Download & read the story now on Zenodo here

The full list of EOSC in practice stories is available here

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