ARISE

Authoritative and Rapid Identification System for Essential biodiversity information

(image courtesy https://www.arise-biodiversity.nl)

The loss of biodiversity is one of the main threats to humanity's survival. But only if we know what is there, we can make an effort to preserve it. For this reason, we urgently need better instruments for species identification and for monitoring biodiversity. The ARISE project aims to construct an infrastructure for doing exactly this, for every species in the Netherlands (eukaryotic species only - for now). This infrastructure will be the first of its kind, and combine information from eDNA, AI-based recognition of both images, audio, and radar data, generated in new and existing monitoring programs, to yield a comprehensive picture of the country's biodiversity. It will also bring together many new insights in the fields of artificial intelligence and data science.

Participating organisations

Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Netherlands eScience Center
Environment & Sustainability
Environment & Sustainability

Team

KB
Koos Biesmeijer
Project Lead
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
EvOK
Elaine van Ommen Kloeke
Program Manager
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
CH
Chantal Huijbers
Co-Applicant
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Niels  Drost
Niels Drost
Programme Manager
Netherlands eScience Center
Jaro Camphuijsen
Jaro Camphuijsen
Lead RSE
Netherlands eScience Center