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Funded Projects / details

Imaging data and services for aquatic science (Grant Agreement 101058625)

Code iMagine

Beneficiary Entity

LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas

Project summary

iMagine provides a portfolio of free at the point of use image datasets, high-performance image analysis tools empowered withArtificial Intelligence (AI), and Best Practice documents for scientific image analysis. These services and materials enable better andmore efficient processing and analysis of imaging data in marine and freshwater research, accelerating our scientific insights aboutprocesses and measures relevant for healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters.By building on the compute platform of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) the project delivers a generic framework for AImodel development, training, and deployment, which can be adopted by researchers for refining their AI based applications for waterpollution mitigation, biodiversity and ecosystem studies, climate change analysis and beach monitoring, but also for developing andoptimising other AI based applications in this field.The iMagine compute layer consists of providers from the pan-European EGI federation infrastructure, collectively offering over132,000 GPU-hours, 6,000,000 CPU-hours and 1500 TB-month for image hosting and processing. The iMagine AI framework offersneural networks, parallel post-processing of very large data, and analysis of massive online data streams in distributed environments.13 RIs will share over 9 million images and 8 AI-powered applications through the framework. Having representatives so many RIs andIT experts, developing a portfolio of eye-catching image processing services together will also give rise to Best Practices. Thesynergies between aquatic use cases will lead to common solutions in data management, quality control, performance, integration,provenance, and FAIRness, contributing to harmonisation across RIs and providing input for the iMagine Best Practice guidelines.   Main funding program: HORIZON.1.3 - Research infrastructures

Support under

Reforçar a investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação

Region of Intervention




Total eligible cost

€ 4,500,000.00

EU financial support

€ 4,500,000.00

Funding LIP

€ 222,125.00

National public financial support

€ 0.00










José Miguel Viana Alves
Mário Jorge Moura David
Samuel Sousa Nascimento Bernardo
Zacarias José Miranda Benta