Current
international projects

Our researchers play various roles in many international projects, working on biodiversity data, lava geology, coral reef biology and many more subjects.

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ENVRI FAIR project

The ENVRI Community is a group of Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI), projects, networks and other diverse stakeholders aiming to collaborate across traditional disciplines. The underlying principle is that studying today’s complex earth system…
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Dissco

DiSSCo

The Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo) is a new world-class Research Infrastructure (RI) for Natural Science Collections. The DiSSCo RI aims to create a new business model for one European collection that digitally unifies all European…
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Synthesys

SYNTHESYS+

The SYNTHESYS+ project is the final iteration of the SYNTHESYS programme, which aims to increase the access to physical and digital specimens in European natural history collections.
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4D-REEF Research Programme

Coral reefs are having a hard time. Reefs in the Coral Triangle stand out for their species richness, yet they are in close proximity to areas with high human population densities. Ongoing anthropogenic environmental changes in the sea, on land and in the…
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EPIC

EPIC Evolution of planktonic gastropod calcification

Holoplanktonic gastropods are among the most vulnerable calcifiers to ocean acidification. They live in the open ocean and build thin and transparent shells of aragonite, a polymorph of calcium carbonate. In the project EPIC we study the biomineralization…
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MOST project

In MOST we investigate how schools and their immediate environment (family/families, neighbors, businesses, etc.) can collaborate on sustainability. The core of the project is the integration of diverse participants: science and research, formal and non…
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BiCIKL project

The Horizon 2020 project Biodiversity Community Integrated Knowledge Library (BiCIKL) builds a new European community of key research infrastructures, researchers, citizen scientists and other stakeholders in biodiversity and life sciences.
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Completed
international projects

ICEDIG

ICEDIG

The ICEDIG project (Innovation and consolidation for large scale digitisation of natural heritage), which concluded in March 2020, was the first step to help tackle the complex challenge of building DiSSCo. It devised the structural pillars of DiSSCo by…
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Plant.ID Molecular Identification of Plants

Plants are essential for many aspects of our daily lives as they provide food, medicines, and construction materials. However, plants can also cause harm. Think of poisonous plants, pollen allergies, adulterants in herbal medicines, or invasive species…
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