DIG-IT!: Digitization of natural complexity to solve ecological problems that are relevant for society


Project leader:
Prof. Martin Wilmking, Ph.D.

Scientific coordination:
Dr. Mario Trouillier

Soldmannstraße 15
17489 Greifswald

Phone.: +49 (0)3834 420 4185

Publication statistics for ‘deep learning’ between 2002 and 2017 (research by the Fraunhofer IGD by using Scopus). Biology (‚agricultural and biological sciences‘ in ‚other‘, right) only contributes about 1% of all these documents – thus DIG-IT!



Extract from the jury‘s vote:

„The proposal DIG-IT!  aims to tackle urgent ecological questions by the application of digital tools, in particular the evaluation of primary data, which currently poses a challenge. (…) The jury is convinced of the projects scientific excellency. In particular the idea to develop a digital toolkit is impressive. Appreciated is also the connection to previous and existing research cooperatives like WETSCAPES und RESPONSE [DFG graduate college ‚Biological RESPONSEs to Novel and Changing Environments‘] and to use their findings for the promotion of the young academics.“



The project "DIG-IT!"  is funded by the European Social Fund and the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.