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.
- 3rd MOBILISE All Hands Meeting virtually hosted by the Natural History Museum of CreteJune 18, 2021The 3rd All Hands Meeting of the MOBILISE COST Action took place on 16-17 June 2021, as a virtual event hosted by the Natural History Museum of Crete – University of Crete (www.nhmc.uoc.gr). The event started on Wednesday 16 June with a workshop by […]
- 3rd MOBILISE All Hands Meeting virtually hosted by the Natural History Museum of CreteJune 10, 2021The 3rd All Hands Meeting of the MOBILISE COST Action will take place on 16-17 June 2021, as a virtual event hosted by the Natural History Museum of Crete – University of Crete (www.nhmc.uoc.gr). The event will start on Wednesday 16 June with a […]
- Call for STSM applications extended! New deadline: 31 May 2021January 7, 20213rd Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)Extended deadline for applications to be submitted: 31 May 2021Notification of application outcome: 15 June 2021Period of STSM: between 15 June and 30 September 2021 COST 17106 […]
- MOBILISE Workshop: Crowdsourcing for Natural Science Collections – closing the circle of data flowNovember 22, 2020The MOBILISE Virtual Workshop “Crowdsourcing for Natural Science Collections – closing the circle of data flow” was organized on 2 & 9 November 2020. The aim of the workshop was to bring the Citizen Science platform developers and the […]