Swedish LifeWatch becomes Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure

Last changed: 05 February 2019

Swedish LifeWatch and Biodiversity Atlas Sweden are the key e-infrastructures facilitating biodiversity and ecosystems research in the emerging landscape of biodiversity information systems in Sweden.

Swedish LifeWatch and Biodiversity Atlas Sweden will merge into the joint Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure, a single e-infrastructure in close collaboration with the Living Atlases community.

During 2019-2020 both partners will closely collaborate to create the joint infrastructure SBDI – continuing to make biodiversity data accessible, providing powerful analysis and visualization tools, and so offering opportunities for innovative, interdisciplinary research on biodiversity and ecosystems. Given continuous funding by the Swedish Research Council, the merger will conclude with the formal establishment of the SBDI consortium in 2021.


Holger Dettki, Assoc. Prof.
Managing Director and System Manager Swedish LifeWatch
SLU Swedish Species Information Centre
holger.dettki@slu.se, +46 73 048 7872