Doñana’s Singular Scientific-Technical Infrastructure (ICTS-RBD) aims at:
• Providing access and support for the Spanish and international scientific community that carry out research at the Doñana Protected Areas.
• Developing and implementing cutting-edge sensor systems interconnected by communication infraestructures, to ensure the automated monitoring of Doñana's wildlife and ecosystems, as well as the development of scientific research based on such monitoring.
To achieve these aims, the ICTS-RBD undertakes the following tasks:
Research Support: ICTS-RBD provides researchers working in Doñana with housing, laboratories, equipment and office space; as well as scientific, technical and logistic support.
Biodiversity Monitoring: ICTS-RBD runs several facilities and programs, monitoring the status and trends of biodiversity at Doñana’s Protected Areas and, more broadly, at the Western Mediterranean region. These include the Doñana Monitoring Program, the Bird Ringing Lab, Doñana Scientific Collections and a Document Repository.
Data Infrastructure: The ICTS-RBD data infrastructure provides free online access for the international scientific community to all the information gathered by the Biodiversity Monitoring facilities and programs. To facilitate the search and use of this information, it also provides IT Services such as OLAP Cubes and virtual laboratories (elabs).
Global Change Observatory: This is the window of the ICTS-RBD to the general public. It provides a laymen, easy-access platform to the scientific activities developed at Doñana, as well as essential indicators of the status and trends of its wildlife and ecosystems, and opportunities for citizen participation.