Technological advancements in the past 20 years have increased the access range of biological sampling to almost any corner of the oceans. The increase in both data influx and need necessitates an extensive, coordinated, and standardized global infrastructure of biological observations.
Marine research, compared to terrestrial research, faces more challenges in terms of data collection. Marine researchers as a result, have largely focused on understanding the phenomenon rather than processes. Having a data-sharing platform will enable individual projects to share raw data so that their research efforts and findings are accessible and reusable for other researchers.
In the webinar on March 2, 2022, Dr. Matthias Obst, Researcher at Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg gave an overview of the Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI). Despite taking shape only in 2021, it is the result of a decades-long process of developing, merging and consolidating Swedish e-infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystems research. It is a major achievement in creating a powerful national platform for innovative, interdisciplinary research on biodiversity and ecosystems. The national and international data infrastructure will now work together to allow scalable and interdisciplinary research on marine biodiversity and ecosystems in Sweden.
Watch the webinar at our YouTube Channel.
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