LifeData develops knowledge based data services and
improves the life cycle and accessibility of environmental data
This project identifies, applies and demonstrates new database management methods and user application systems for generating an integrated data management process. The appropriate tools for data management and well organised working methods rationalise the data collection, documentation, storing, (re)use and mining.
LifeData has been put into practice in six actions.
On-line services produced in LifeData:
Riistakolmiot.fi to serve information to game administration, hunters and wider public
Value to delineate catchments
Geoportal Server, the metadata service of SYKE
Radar to describe research data
Datapuu to store research data and enlarge its reuse
Originally LifeData (2011–2015) was a joint project between Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla (coord.), Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL). LifeData is funded by EU Life+ instrument. Agrifood Research (MTT) was participating as a project partner with
independent funding. In the beginning of 2015 Metla, RKTL and MTT were merged to Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), which is the main responsible organisation of LifeData during the last working year.