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Newsletter 03

31 Oct, 2019

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LifeWatch ERIC Internal Joint Initiative


LifeWatch ERIC is launching an exciting new Internal Joint Initiative (IJI), involving the scientific communities of National Nodes and other European Research Infrastructures, that will thoroughly describe the issues involved in Non-indigenous and Invasive species (NIS), considered a major threat to biodiversity around the globe.

 

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Biodiversity_Next

 

The world’s largest conference of biodiversity informatics was held from 22 to 25 October in Leiden, the Netherlands. The Biodiversity_Next conference brought together top scientists in the field of biodiversity informatics with one main goal: to jointly intervene in the global biodiversity crisis through big data.

 

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Azorean BioPortal

 

The Azorean Biodiversity Portal, a key infrastructure for the management of biodiversity data in the Azores, is now part of the LifeWatch ERIC offering. Featuring over 2.4 million records of taxonomic distribution information on around 5,000 species, it provides an invaluable platform for biogeographical research on the islands. 

 

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Dahlem-type Workshop 

 

The Dahlem-type workshops organised by LifeWatch ERIC at the Casa de la Ciencia and the Fundación VMO, in Seville, Spain, 14-18 October, revolved around carrying forward research into Non-indigenous and Alien Species (NIS), and gathering guidance for the forthcoming Internal Joint Initiative, also based on NIS.

 

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EU Researchers' Night

 

Within the framework of the European Researchers’ Night, LifeWatch ERIC increased its outreach to the general public, students and families in particular, to interest them in the science behind biodiversity and ecosystem research. Events were staged in member countries to highlight the impact of research on our daily lives.

 

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2nd Dahlem-type Workshop

 

The second LifeWatch ERIC Dahlem-type workshop will take place in Rome, 2 - 6 December, 2019. Details of how to register will be made available shortly.

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LifeWatch ERIC 5th General Assembly

 

On 11-12 December 2019, LifeWatch ERIC will hold its 5th General Assembly in the Dirk Boutsgebouw – VAC in Leuven (Belgium). 

 
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