Vizzuality Secures 300k Euro Grant from EU BON for CartoDB Development

Vizzuality, today announced that it has received a €300 thousand grant from EU BON to further advance the development of CartoDB on the context of Biodiversity Informatics.

07 JANUARY 2013, NEW YORK, NY AND MADRID, SPAIN
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Vizzuality has received a €300 thousand grant from the EU BON (Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network), a project to further advance the development of CartoDB on the context of Biodiversity Informatics. Vizzuality was one of 30 companies selected. The project seeks to advance technological platforms that improve the assessment, analysis, visualization and publishing of biodiversity information and the link between biodiversity and environmental data.

Vizzuality, today announced that it has received a €300 thousand grant to further advance the development of CartoDB in the context of Biodiversity Informatics. The money comes from a new project, EU BON (Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network), starting Jan 12th 2013.

This €9 million, EU-funded, research project aims to advance biodiversity knowledge by building a European gateway for biodiversity information that will integrate a wide range of biodiversity data – both from on ground observations and remote sensing – and make it accessible for scientists, policy makers, and the public. CartoDB will have a key role in fostering better scientific analysis and decision making in identification of and conservation of endangered speacies.

“A sustainable future cannot be achieved without conserving Biodiversity. To do so we need better data, better analysis and better visualizations of where species are and how endangered they are. We feel that this is both a great opportunity to make CartoDB better and meet the demands of those scientists working on this crucial issue.” said Javier de la Torre, CEO of Vizzuality,

Vizzuality was one of 30 companies selected for the program from 15 European countries along with Israel, Brazil and the Philippines. The project seeks to advance technological platforms that improve the assessment, analysis, visualization and publishing of biodiversity information, and the link between biodiversity and environmental data.

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EU BON (2012–2017) stands for “Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network” and is a European research project, financed by the 7th EU framework programme for research and development (FP7). EU BON seeks ways to better integrate biodiversity information and implement into policy and decision-making of biodiversity monitoring and management in the EU.

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