Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development

ViNCES - Weblabs on ecosystem services, Pedro Luiz Pizzigatti Corrêa, Poli, USP

Weblabs are real or virtual laboratories that are available in the Internet for remote access. They allow collaboration and sharing of experiments among researchers and allow the use of experimental facilities for distance education. The ViNCES project uses that technology for research and education on themes related to two ecosystem services: pollination and photosynthesis. Experiments about bee behavior using audio, video and environmental variables monitoring, and studies on photosynthesis under CO2-enriched atmosphere in open-top chambers can be controlled or supervised remotely via web. The interconnection of the research groups involved in the project through an advanced network allows overcoming barriers imposed by conventional networks. This Advanced Network is provided by the TIDIA-KyaTera project, from FAPESP, in which the ViNCES project is inserted.

  • The Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN G@ID
  • U.S. National Committee for CODATA
  • Brazilian National Committee for CODATA.
  • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries