On Tuesday 11 September the new 2018 ESFRI roadmap was formally presented in Vienna, Austria.
DiSSCo has formally entered the European roadmap. European natural science collections are now, for the first time at European level, recognised as a priority Research Infrastructure for the European Research Area. This constitutes a step-change in the way natural science collections will continue develop and operate.
As we enter the European roadmap for RIs, we embark on our Preparatory Phase to improve the DiSSCo technical, scientific, technical and financial readiness levels, and deliver the final blueprints for the construction phase (starting in 2020).
The full presentation (10 min) can been found online
A full transcript of the talk of the DiSSCo coordinator can be found here
The slide deck can be downloaded here