|Title||Supporting biodiversity studies with the EUBrazilOpenBio Hybrid Data Infrastructure|
|Author(s)||Amaral, Rafael; Badia, Rosa M.; Blanquer, Ignacio; Braga-Neto, Ricardo; Candela, Leonardo; Castelli, Donatella; Flann, Christina; Giovanni, Renato De; Gray, William A.; Jones, Andrew; Lezzi, Daniele; Pagano, Pasquale; Perez-Canhos, Vanderlei; Quevedo, Francisco; Rafanell, Roger; Rebello, Vinod; Sousa-Baena, Mariane S.; Torres, Erik|
|Source||Concurrency Computation 27 (2015)2. - ISSN 1532-0626 - p. 376 - 394.|
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||biodiversity - cloud - data infrastructure - ecological niche modelling - taxonomy - virtual research environments|
SummaryEUBrazilOpenBio is a collaborative initiative addressing strategic barriers in biodiversity research by integrating open access data and user-friendly tools widely available in Brazil and Europe. The project deploys the EU-Brazil Hybrid Data Infrastructure that allows the sharing of hardware, software and data on-demand. This infrastructure provides access to several integrated services and resources to seamlessly aggregate taxonomic, biodiversity and climate data, used by processing services implementing checklist cross-mapping and ecological niche modelling. A Virtual Research Environment was created to provide users with a single entry point to processing and data resources. This article describes the architecture, demonstration use cases and some experimental results and validation.