EU-Brazil Open Data and Cloud Computing e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity
EUBrazilOpenBio 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 cloud-based e-infrastructure that allows the sharing of hardware, software and data on-demand. This e-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 modeling. The concept of Virtual Research Environments is used to provide the users with a single entry point to processing and data resources. This paper describes the architecture, demonstration use cases and initial experimental results.