COP26: A New Hope? – LifeWatch ERIC CTO in Lecture Series on Climate Change
An expert-led Lecture Series on the topic of Climate Change (La cumbre del clima COP26: ¿Una nueva esperanza?) is taking place at the University of Navarra, in light of COP26, which came to a close last week.
The Conference brought together representatives from many countries with a common goal: to implement measures to reduce global temperature below 1.5 ºC compared to pre-industrial levels, in a bid to reduce the negative effects of climate change. The aim of the Lecture Series is to present a multidisciplinary exploration of this topic, touching on themes of biodiversity, circular economy, ecology, energy sources or sustainable building, hearing from a range of topic-specific experts.
One of these such experts was LifeWatch ERIC’s own Juan Miguel González-Aranda, Chief Technology Officer and ICT-Core Director, who was called on to present on Sustainable Development Goal 15 Life on Earth. The lecture took place on 12 November 2021 with an in-person audience at the University of Navarra, as well as being livestreamed on YouTube.
His lecture followed the following structure, and was followed by a Q&A session with the audience:
Part 1: Approaching ecosystem services in the context of climate change
Part 2: e-pan-European distributed research infrastructures to strengthen communities working in the realms of science, technology and innovation
Part 3: Let’s be FAIR: Addressing the challenges of the heterogeneity and scale of biodiversity data, and providing ecosystem services in a sustainable manner through the use of disruptive ICT
Part 4: Tesseract and LifeBlock (tools developed by LifeWatch ERIC)
Part 5: Conclusions
The full PowerPoint presentation (in Spanish) can be downloaded here.
You can watch the full lecture here (in Spanish).