EU FP7 and H2020 projects
Soraya Sierra coordinated the EU FP7 pro-iBiosphere project (http://www.pro-ibiosphere.eu).
This is a Coordination and Support Action launched from 2012-2014 to address technical and semantic interoperability challenges and prepare the ground for the creation of a system for intelligent management of biodiversity knowledge which will improve the present system of taxonomic literature.
At present, she is Task Leader in the EU FP7 NetBiome-CSA project (http://www.netbiomedata.org). This is a coordination and support action launched from 2013-2016 to strengthen biodiversity research cooperation in European Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and Outermost Regions (ORs). The OCTs and ORs together host 80% of the European biodiversity, 6% of globally threatened species and 7% of coral reefs. Naturalis is the only biodiversity research institute participating in the NetBiome-consortium, working in close collaboration with the Policy Nature Coordinator - National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands and the Director of the Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute. The project’s final event will take place in March 2016 at the European Parliament.
For additional information on the NetBiome-CSA activities and outcomes, please see the promotional video (https://vimeo.com/154991431).