Welcome to MOBILISE
The EU COST Action CA17106 on “Mobilising Data, Experts and Policies in Scientific Collections”. MOBILISE was officially launched back in October 2018 and will last for four years. For its results however, the journey does not end there. They will be directly embedded into the Research Infrastructure DiSSCo - Distributed System of Scientific Collections - and will serve the community by ensuring their sustainable value and further development in the long term.
Natural Science Collections in Europe host ca. 1.5 billion (1.5x10^9) biological and geological collection objects, which represent about 80% of the known current and past bio- and geo-diversity on Earth. Accessing to and mobilising the data contained and the knowledge built thanks to those collections is at the core of MOBILISE Cost Action. Research data and the researchers community providing such priceless richness are pivotal to support, promote and foster scientific advances.
The ultimate aim of this COST Action, MOBILISE, is to build up a cooperative, inclusive, bottom-up and responsive network with active involvement of European stakeholders to support research for biodiversity and geodiversity informatics. MOBILISE will facilitate knowledge and technology transfer across stakeholders, bridging the gaps between biodiversity and geodiversity research and information technology best practices.
How to participate
MOBILISE, as an EU COST Action, is a bottom-up network of scientists across Europe that intends to strengthen networking, knowledge exchange and capacity building by bringing together experts and researchers. If you feel eager to actively participate in any of the six working groups (WGs) of MOBILISE, please make sure that the country of your home institution is a COST Country (or Cooperating State). If the answer to that is ‘yes’, please verify if the country (not the institution!) is already participating in MOBILISE.
- 4th Mobilise Training School on the “Publication of biological geological palaeontological and mineralogical data”February 8, 2023Last Monday and Tuesday, the 6 and 7 of February 2023, 18 trainees with 4 expert trainers followed the 4th Mobilise Training School on the “Publication of biological geological palaeontological and mineralogical data”, at the premises of the Royal […]
- PLAZI – MOBILISE online Training School (TS) Announcement 27-28 Feb 2023January 24, 2023MOBILISE online Training School (TS) “Biodiversity and Digital Media: linking material citations in publications to specimens” ONLINE (via Google Meet) 27 and 28 February 2023 13.00 -17.00 PM CET MOBILISE COST Action 17106: “Mobilising Data, […]
- DiSSCo Futures – invitation – Brussels 07-09/02/2023January 19, 2023Invitation Letter The DiSSCo community is pleased to invite you to attend DiSSCo Futures, a three-day conference that will take place in Brussels, Belgium in February 2023, hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, CETAF, Meise […]
- WG4 Workshop: Completing editorial work on the “Guideline for long-term preservation and archiving of data products from scientific collections facilities” in MunichJanuary 11, 2023Source: https://costmobilise.biowikifarm.net/wiki/WG4_Workshop:_Completing_editorial_work_on_the_%22Guideline_for_long-term_preservation_and_archiving_of_data_products_from_scientific_collections_facilities%22_in_Munich In the light of the rapid […]