VI-SEEM, a three-year project that will unify the existing e-Infrastructures in South-east Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (SEEM) in order to facilitate regional interdisciplinary collaboration among the scientific communities dealing with Life Sciences, Climatology and Digital Cultural Heritage, was launched in the last trimester of 2015. The project will create a Virtual Research Environment where scientists from these three fields will be able to carry out collaborative research by using adequate data storage, computing and visualization resources, as well as sharing data, software, and tools relevant for their work.
The VI-SEEM consortium consists of 16 partners: lead institutes from the SEEM region, specializing in provision of scientific computing and storage resources, and scientific user support. VI-SEEM builds on the success of its predecessor e-Infrastructure projects that have been crucial for enabling high-quality research & ICT developments through the provision of networking and computational resources, application support and training, in both South East Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, and have supported the European vision of inclusive and smart growth, based on knowledge and innovation, enriching the European Research Area. The VI-SEEM partnership will continue to support top-quality scientific work by providing a unique integrated e-Infrastructure environment for the 3 target communities. Partners with expertise in data management lifecycle - including data storage, archiving, manipulation, collaborative access, common interfaces to storage, data annotation and citation, and metadata, will contribute to providing common data services for the scientific communities.
Dr. Ognjen Prnjat, VI-SEEM project coordinator, announces that the project will launch 3 open calls for the target scientific communities, where also the scientists from a number of countries in the ASREN region will be able to apply for the use of the Virtual Research Environment.
The VI-SEEM project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 675121.