This 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.
Citizen Observatories are currently faced with fragmentation problems. The collected data is heterogeneous and comes in varied format.
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: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6516723