The aim of CROSS-NATURE proposal is the development of common Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) services to provide free and open access to biodiversity data and oriented towards alien invasive species (AIS) control and biodiversity protection.
The foundations of those services are biodiversity datasets from Public Administrations in two countries:
- Portugal: General Directorate of the Territory (DGT) and Nature Conservation Institute and Forestry (ICNF).
- Spain: Ministry for the Ecological Transition (MITECO).
CROSS-NATURE will enhance and support economic growth of European businesses and public authorities through powerful Linked Open Data technologies that will enable these entities to identify and collaborate using nature-oriented datasets that can be exchanged and shared.
In addition, CROSS-NATURE will help Public Administrations to offer better services to citizenship through qualitatively better maintenance of and better access to their knowledge.
To achieve this aim, several activities have been carried out:
- Data harmonization
- Data transformation to Plinian core metamodel
- Cross-nature Ontology creation
- Data transformation to RDF format
- Development of web interfaces to facilitate API access to the datasets
- Development of data set scenarios of use
- Scenario 1 Invasive Exotic Species Dataset Scenario: Prevent and Protect native species
- Scenario 2 Protected Species Dataset Scenario: Encourage and Protect species in danger
Project Cross-Nature is co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility.
Agreement No INEA/CEF/ICT/A2016/1297261
- Total Budget accepted: 960,432,00 EUR
- Total CEF contribution: 480,216,00 EUR (50 % eligible costs)
Period: 01/05/2017 to 30/04/2019 (24 months)