Project Profile: WWW.PIC

World Wide Web of Plankton Image Curation


Principal Investigators: Jean-Olivier Irisson, Sorbonne Université, France
Partners: Robert K. Cowen, Oregon State University, United States
Nina S. Hirata, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dhugal Lindsay, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Sponsors: French National Research Agency, France
National Science Foundation, USA
São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil
apan Science and Technology Agency, Japan


Full Project Title: World Wide Web of Plankton Image Curation
Full Call Title: SEI2018


Project Objective: The main goal of this proposal is to design and build a distributed World Wide Web of Plankton Image Curation nodes (WWW.PIC) that serve processed images of planktonic organisms, facilitate their collaborative identification along a common taxonomic framework through a data-intensive internet application, store associated ecological metadata (such as time, location, and environmental conditions) in a flexible manner, and make all data easily accessible to the wider scientific community.
Call Objective: SEI targets initiatives that are well positioned to bring together environmental, social and economic scientists with data scientists, computational scientists, and e-infrastructure and cyber-infrastructure developers and providers for a shared goal; to solve methodological, technological and/or procedural challenges facing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary environmental change research that involves working with large, diverse and transnational, multi-source data. The SEI CRA will closely link research thinking and technological innovation toward accelerating the full path of discovery-driven data use and open science. This will enable a broader scientific community to benefit from the identified new and potentially disruptive demonstrators or pilots toward solutions.


Regions: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
Countries: Brazil, France, Japan, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 48 Months
Call Date: April 16, 2018
Project Award Date: January 10, 2019