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.
- Workshop on Machine Learning on Images of Natural History CollectionsSeptember 17, 2021Workshop on Machine Learning on Images of Natural History Collections (Cost Action Mobilise – CA17106). Coimbra, 8-10 September 2021, Herbarium of the University of Coimbra, Department of Life Sciences. An interdisciplinary team of 19 […]
- Joint virtual MOBILISE WG3 and SYNTHESYS+ NA3 workshopSeptember 11, 2021The joint virtual MOBILISE-SYNTHESYS+ Loans and Permits Data Standard Workshop will take place on September 29th and 30th 2021. The workshop is expected to contribute to an ongoing cross-community discussion on how to support the adequate handling […]
- MOBILISE WG1 workshop – Discovering living collectionsSeptember 11, 2021The aim of this online workshop (14-15th of September), organized by the WG1 of the MOBILISE Cost Action, is to explore the alignment of the different ways of describing collections. Living and preserved collections are often closely related to each […]
- MOBILISE workshop on machine learning on images of natural history collectionsSeptember 6, 2021Working Group 2 will organise a MOBILISE workshop on “Machine learning on images of natural history collections”. This workshop will be a physical workshop in Coimbra, Portugal, hosted by the University of Coimbra, 8th – 10th September. […]