The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Conference 2015 was held in Lisbon, Portugal between 18-22 May, 2015, and was focused on Engaging the Research Community towards an Open Science Commons. Mrs Emmanouela Panteri from HCMR represented LifeWatchGreece in the EGI Conference 2015 where she presented the LifewatchGreece infrastructure and the Citizen Science projects related to LifewatchGreece.
Presentation 1: From construction to deployment of LifewatchGreece: The potential role of EGI-LW Competence Centre
LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (LWG RI), provides electronic services (e-Services) and virtual labs (vLabs) to facilitate both the data contributors and the users. Services like the R-vLab, micro-CT vLab and Genetics are heavily computer power demanding and EGI-LW Competence Centre may both offer unlimited computational capacity and storage
Presentation 2: Citizen Science Initiatives in the Mediterranean Basin
The number of the Citizen Science projects has been constantly rising the latest years, all over the world. New tools for disseminating information and fast and easy internet access are the reasons why citizen scientists are now contributing more and more to projects on environmental monitoring or conservation biology and ecology. Three citizen science projects, have recently been initiated by LifeWatchGreece (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)), in collaboration with several other partner institutions from all over Europe, and they focus on the Mediterranean and Greek territories.