Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)


The university contributes with its Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Informatics (IBED) and Institute of Informatics (IvI). IBED is contributing to the use case III dealing with biodiversity and climate change with respect to interpretation of remote sensing spectral images for vegetation structures, contributing to explore the assessment of landscape and 3D vegetation structures using high resolution LiDAR and hyper spectral images. IvI is contributing to InterCloud solutions for the enhancement of cross Atlantic cloud performance, supporting with a complementary Intercloud architecture approach in the project services to be developed.

Partner overview

The UvA is the largest university of the Netherlands and a core member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). The Faculty of Science at the UvA embeds a concentration of e-Science development and application groups, benefitting from its central position in the Science Park Amsterdam. The park holds the main European Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the SURFnet core locations including the optical network exchange NetherLight, the national supercomputer and grid center (SARA) and a number of Dutch Science Organisation institutes. The UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics has a mission to increase the understanding of the diversity and dynamics of ecosystems from the level of molecules and genes to entire ecosystems.
The research group of Computational Geo-Ecology (CGE) studies the behavior and distribution of species at multiple scales in the context of global ecology and geo-bio conservation. To this end, CGE develops and applies technologies to collect accurate and reliable observations through GPS tracking, various radar systems, LiDAR and Remote Sensing.
The UvA Institute of Informatics is focused on complex information systems at large, with a focus on Collaborative, Data Driven, Computational and Intelligent Systems, all with a strong interactive component. The research strategy is to select specific topics and pursue them from methods in informatics and engineering, rather than to make a choice for fundamental versus engineering science. The institute has an established track record in various EC projects in environmental and computer
sciences, such as ENBI, GN3, Phosphorus, NEXTGRID, NOVI, DataTag and EGEE. These include contributions to ESFRI initiatives, including shaping the technical components of the LifeWatch
research infrastructure.

Contact info
Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)
Spui 21, 1012 WX Amsterdam
The Netherlands
W www.uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 9111