Title: Hellenic Network for Biodiversity Research

Funding Source: NSRF 2007-2013

Budget IMBBC: 125,000€

Start / End Date: 2010 - 2011

Web site URL:

Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Christos Arvanitidis

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Marine biodiversity

Bioinformatics and biodiversity informatics


The primary objective of the HELBIONET project was to explore the potential of the construction and operation of a national science and technology platform on biodiversity data and data observatories, which would serve as the national node of the European ESFRI platform LifeWatch. HELBIONET supported the preparatory phase of the Greek LifeWatch National Node as a contribution to the European Infrastructure of LIFEWATCH (ESFRI): Science and Technology Infrastructure for Biodiversity Data and Observatories. A network of more than 400 scientists working on biodiversity from 49 research and academic institutes around Greece was established and a feasibility study was performed in order to enhance the implementation phase of the national Research Infrastructure.