Led by Pensoft Publishers, WP1 gathers stakeholder needs and engages with them to ensure the policy relevance of the project’s solutions, train a new generation of data scientists and expand the use of the project’s tools. The work package also aims to maximise B-Cubed’s impact by establishing a distinct project visual identity, promoting the project’s solutions and ensuring their use beyond the project’s lifetime.
Led by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), WP2 designs and develops the software to create species occurrence cubes. This software will be implemented as a public download service by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). It will allow users (including project partners) to generate on-demand cubes with a tailored configuration and deposit those as FAIR datasets on a selection of cloud providers.
Led by Meise Botanic Garden (MeiseBG), WP3 aims to ensure that B-Cubed’s toolbox – software, services and workflows – is open, FAIR and reusable. It tests and guarantees their openness, portability and technical readiness standards, documenting how to use the species occurrence cubes on various cloud providers and publishing the technical knowledge gained by other work packages.
Led by the University of Bologna (UNIBO), WP4 integrates species occurrence cubes with climate change and land use change scenarios through existing models to project past, present and future biodiversity. It creates exemplar workflows for modelling with biodiversity data cubes, demonstrating how biodiversity data can be used to create policy-relevant forecasts and current estimates.
Led by Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), WP5 is creating reproducible and sustainable workflows to calculate indicators and their uncertainty, as well as to evaluate the quantity and quality of biodiversity observations in order to identify data gaps. It is also to deploy software packages allowing others to apply the provided workflows and indicators and to develop their own workflows.
Led by the University of Aveiro (UAVR), WP6 is testing the capacity of B-Cubed’s indicator workflows to capture relevant aspects of biodiversity change as required by different policy targets. The WP is also in continuous contact with other work packages, providing feedback to refine the project’s tools and testing effective ways to implement workflows and communicate results.