Vortragsreihe des Monitoringzentrums - ARISE - Species recognition and monitoring infrastructure in the Netherlands
Vortragende: Elaine van Ommen Kloeke (Naturalis Naturkunde)
ARISE (Authoritative and Rapid Identification System for Essential biodiversity information), is a programme funded by the Dutch government and establishing a unique end-to-end infrastructure for the interpretation of evidence of the occurrence of species from digital sensors and eDNA. The aim of ARISE is to innovate and build services to facilitate rapid species identification based on various input sources such as specimens, environmental DNA, sound recordings, photographic images and radar information. This will be achieved by exploiting recent advances in DNA sequencing technologies (e.g. establishing high-throughput DNA sequencing pipelines) and machine-learning (e.g. species identification through image and sound recognition). The services built within ARISE will make species recognition and biodiversity monitoring accessible for researchers, industry, policy and citizens. Having such knowledge readily available will drive the future of biodiversity and our planet.