Completed in March 2020 after 27 months of work, the H2020 ICEDIG project – “Innovation and consolidation for large-scale digitization of natural heritage” – supported the implementation phase of the new research infrastructure DiSSCo “Distributed System of Scientific Collections” by designing and addressing the technical, financial, policy and governance aspects needed to make this initiative work. Thus, the project led by 12 partners from seven European countries paved the way for the mass digitization of European natural science collections and the subsequent access to all harmonized and integrated data across Europe.
ICEDIG, in a snapshot, is:
- Technological and logistical foundations to extract images and other relevant data from tens of millions of physical objects each year in Europe.
- Plans to efficiently store this huge pool of information in national and European scientific infrastructures.
- Better involvement of civil society and the public and private research sector.
For more information: https://icedig.eu/