ICEDIG – “Innovation and Consolidation for Large Scale Digitization of Natural Heritage” – is a project to support the implementation phase of the new DiSSCo “Distributed System of Scientific Collections” research infrastructure by designing and addressing technical, financial, political and governance aspects necessary for the operation of this initiative. This way ICEDIG will open the way for mass digitization of European natural science collections and for future access to all harmonized and integrated data across Europe.
The main objectives of ICEDIG:
- To determine the technological and logistical bases for extracting images and other relevant data from tens of millions of physical objects each year in Europe
- To create plans to effectively store this huge pool of information in national and European scientific infrastructures
- To involve researchers, citizens, industry and society
Coordinator: The Finnish Museum of Natural History : http://www.luomus.fi/en
Partners: 12 partners from 7 european countries: Finnish Museum of Natural History – LUOMUS, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, National Museum of Natural History, Botanic Garden Meise, University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, National Computing Center for Higher Education, Natural History Museum, Cardiff University, Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities, Picturae, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Plazi