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Covergence Global Blockchain Congress

From 11 to 13 November 2019, we actively participated in Convergence the Global Blockchain Congress 2019 held in Málaga (Spain). This was a great chance of  presenting our Blockchain platform "LifeBlock", establishing LifeWatch ERIC as the first Environmental ESFRI in using Blockchain technologies. It was also a great chance to award winners o...

LifeWatch ERIC Internal Joint Initiative

Non-indigenous and Invasive species (NIS) are considered a major threat to biodiversity around the globe: they can impact ecosystems in many ways by outcompeting or predating on native species. Who has not heard of the Burmese pythons in Florida that eat alligators? The negative impact of imported rats and cats that have decimated island fauna popu...

First Dahlem-type Workshop

LifeWatch ERIC just launched an Internal Joint Initiative (IJI) focusing on the topic of Non-indigenous and Invasive Species (NIS) with the aim of developing new dedicated Virtual Research Environments. The IJI kicked off with the organization of the LifeWatch ERIC First Dahlem-type Workshop: Current and future challenges of NIS in Europe, which to...

European Researchers' Night

September is a busy month in the LifeWatch ERIC calendar, not only for the many scientific congresses, but also because of the increased outreach to the general public, students and families in particular, to interest them in the science behind biodiversity and ecosystem research. Within the framework of the European Researchers' Night, on 27th Sep...

Big Data to tackle biodiversity crisis

Biodiversity Next conference shapes a powerful coalition of biodiversity information scientists and Research Infrastructures. 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...