The Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure is continuously generating biodiversity and ecosystems data through its local observatories and its data integration and archeology activities. Access to these data is provided through local, regional and global data systems.
Local observatory data
The themes below give access to the sensor data generated by the local marine-freshwater-terrestrial LifeWatch observatory.
An interactive geoportal provides thematic pan-European remote sensing data made available by LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels: vegetation cycle, snow probability, solar energy and fire frequency. A prototype geographic object-based integrated ecotope database of the Walloon Region is also available.
The themes below give access to the Antarctic observation data of Biodiversity.aq made available through the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure: (1) Identify Antarctic biodiversity using the interactive Antarctic Field Guide; (2) Search, find, visualize and download Antarctic biodiversity data through the AntaBIF Data Portal; (3) Discover the Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean (iAtlas); and (4) Discover the Microbial Antarctic Resource System (mARS).
The BopCo project aims at developing a virtual laboratory, expertise forum and databank network facilitating the identification of biological samples of policy concern.
The objectives of the Belgian LifeWatch data archeology activities are to fill in the spatial and temporal gaps in the biological data that is currently available to science, to resurface existing biological datasets and to improve the accessibility and visibility of the data for the scientific community.
The themes below give access to several global data bases and data systems that are made available through the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure.