Assemble Plus Conference 2022 – Marine biological research at the frontier

Assemble Plus Conference

Online, 13–24 June 2022.

Participate in the “Assemble Plus Conference 2022 – Marine biological research at the frontier” which will take place online between 13 and 24 June 2022. The conference is organised by the Assemble Plus project partnered by a network of marine stations and institutes led by EMBRC ERIC – the European Marine Biological Resource Centre

The conference will include keynote speakers, invited lectures by Assemble Plus users, match making with industry, service/technology demonstrations and workshops.  

We strongly encourage you to follow the event and please feel free to spread the word among your circles. This is an opportunity for researchers, academia, industry and policymakers, to be connected and share experiences, knowledge and a chance to establish partnerships. 


“ASSEMBLE 2022 – Marine biological research at the frontier” will showcase recent developments in marine biology and ecology; state-of-the-art technologies available at marine stations and institutes; how to access biological resources and marine research infrastructure; how to improve services provided by marine stations; knowledge transfer to industry, and sustainability of research infrastructures.  

ERIC Forum Policy Seminar on the Socio-Economic Impact of ERICs

ERIC Forum SEI

Online, 29 April 2022.

The ERIC Forum Policy Seminar on the Socio-Economic Impact (SEI) of ERICs will be held online on 29 April 2022. It will bring together the ERICs community with their national, European and International stakeholders and collaborators to pave the way towards evaluating Research Infrastructures’(RIs) full value and contribution to resilient knowledge-based economies.

The objectives of the ERIC Forum Policy Seminar are to:

  • Showcase the diversity of ERICs and their impact (both at an individual level as well as their contributions to tackling societal challenges through, for example: EU Missions, Green and Digital Transitions, ERA Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Present the findings from the ERIC Forum Survey on the SEI assessment practices of ERICs, followed by case studies of SEI assessment by ERICs belonging to different clusters during different phases of their lifecycle,
  • Engage with the relevant ERIC national and EU stakeholders as well as cross-sectoral user communities, taking into consideration their perspectives,
  • Propose joint recommendations on how capturing the diversity, value and impact of ERICs can be supported. 

All Research Infrastructures are invited to participate and share their views with the participating stakeholders including national, regional and EU funding bodies, policy-making entity(s), cross-sectoral users as well as relevant projects and entities working on RI SEI assessment methodologies.

This Seminar shall be held virtually from 09:00 – 13:00 CEST. 

► Register hereThe draft agenda is available here.

BioDT Kick-Off Meeting

BioDT kick-off meeting

Espoo, Finland, 14–15 June 2022.

The BioDT kick-off meeting will take place on 14 and 15 June 2022 in Espoo, Finland (Helsinki Metropolitan Area). BioDT (Biodiversity Digital Twin) is one of the new projects awarded under Horizon 2020, of which LifeWatch ERIC is part of the consortium.

The aim of the BioDT kick-off meeting is to provide an opportunity for the consortium members to discuss the work to be done and start planning the initial activities towards successful implementation of the project. It will also be a great opportunity to meet and for work package members to get to know each other in person.

The CSC – IT Center for Science facilities are located in the:
Life Science Building in Keilaranta
Keilaranta 14,
02100 Espoo
Finland

How to reach us:
Life Science Center Keilaranta is easily accessible by public transportation. The closest metro station is 400 m from our facilities and is called Keilaniemi. Take the exit G towards Keilaranta. Detailed timetables and routes are available from the Journey Planner.
When coming from the Helsinki city centre area, take a metro to the direction of Tapiola or Matinkylä.


By car:
Since the parking space at the Life Science Center is limited we recommend using public transportation. In case you arrive by car, you may park your car at the parking slot marked with the Parking Permit sign (pysäköintioikeus). Remember to inform your license plate number to the Life Science Center Lobby near the entrance.

Green Week 2022

Green Week 2022

Hybrid: Brussels + online, 30 May – 5 June 2022.

EU Green Week is an annual opportunity to debate European environmental policy with policymakers, leading environmentalists and stakeholders from Europe and beyond. This year’s edition focuses on the European Green Deal – the EU’s sustainable and transformative growth strategy for a resource-efficient and climate-neutral Europe by 2050.

EU Green Week 2022 will take place from 30 May to 5 June 2022. The main hybrid event on 31 May puts three important aspects of the transformation in the spotlight – circular economy, zero pollution, and biodiversity. Throughout the week, partner events will be taking place across Europe and beyond.

Green Week 2022 Session 3 – Biodiversity – Nature Restoration Targets

The Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 recognises that to halt climate change and to build a world resilient and fit for the future, it is essential that our living world is protected and restored. A key element of this plan is the proposal for an EU nature restoration law – setting for the first time a legal framework to restore degraded ecosystems across the whole EU and across all key ecosystems on land and at sea.

The session will explore the multiple benefits we gain from healthy ecosystems, and will look at how they can be realised through restoration actions. The main questions to the panellist will be: Can we afford not to take urgent action now at the national and international level? What is the cost of action versus cost of non-action? What are the sources of funding available?

  • biodiversity
  • 31 May 2022, 12:00 CEST – 31 May 2022, 13:00 CEST
  • Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Live streaming available

EOSC Symposium 2022

EOSC Symposium 2022

Prague & Online, 14–17 November 2022.

The next EOSC Symposium will be held from 14 to 17 November, in Prague and online. It will bring updates from across the EOSC ecosystem. 

Stay tuned for the full programme with exciting speakers and topics.

EOSC Future HPC Webinar

HPC Webinar

Online, 7 June 2022.

Starting in February 2022, EOSC Future (one of the projects in which LifeWatch ERIC is currently involved) will organise ‘ask me anything’ webinars.

On the first Tuesday of every month, participants will have the chance to ask questions about a variety of EOSC services and resources.

During these exclusive Q&A sessions, resources and resource categories available on the EOSC platform will be presented, discussed and, in some cases, tested out.

The session on HPC (High-Power Computing) will take place online from 14.00-15.00 CEST.

Ask me anything about…

The EOSC Future ‘ask me anything’ webinars aim to encourage uptake among users as well as show potential service providers how their resources could be featured through EOSC.

For each session, EOSC community members, experts and project coordinators will present an EOSC resource. As needed, there will be a demonstrative use case to show how a specific type of resource can be accessed and used via the platform. For all webinars, particular emphasis will be placed on answering any and all questions from the audience.

Registration

Register here for the HPC webinar.

Visit the EOSC Future website for updates on upcoming webinar topics and dates.

EOSC Future Aggregators and Integrators Webinar

Integrators Aggregators Webinar

Online, 3 May 2022.

Starting in February 2022, EOSC Future (one of the projects in which LifeWatch ERIC is currently involved) will organise ‘ask me anything’ webinars.

On the first Tuesday of every month, participants will have the chance to ask questions about a variety of EOSC services and resources.

During these exclusive Q&A sessions, resources and resource categories available on the EOSC platform will be presented, discussed and, in some cases, tested out.

The session on aggregators and integrators will take place online from 14.00-15.00 CEST.

Ask me anything about…

The EOSC Future ‘ask me anything’ webinars aim to encourage uptake among users as well as show potential service providers how their resources could be featured through EOSC.

For each session, EOSC community members, experts and project coordinators will present an EOSC resource. As needed, there will be a demonstrative use case to show how a specific type of resource can be accessed and used via the platform. For all webinars, particular emphasis will be placed on answering any and all questions from the audience.

Registration

Register here for the aggregators and integrators webinar.

Visit the EOSC Future website for updates on upcoming webinar topics and dates.

ZEEKERWETEN

Zeekerweten

8 May 2022, Belgian Coast, Belgium.

The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), coordinator of the LifeWatch Belgium consortium, is organising – together with Natuurpunt, SciVil, Iedereen Wetenschapper and EOS Magazine and many other organisations – the first citizen science festival of the Belgian coast: ZEEKERWETEN. It is a LifeWatch Belgium initiative.

During this open-air event, citizens can discover the biodiversity of the Belgian coastal region. Together with experts, they learn tricks and tools to make the invisible life at sea, on the beach, in the dunes and elsewhere on the coast visible. By doing that, they get the chance to become a real citizen scientist.

A surprising and fascinating day for young and old, moving scientific knowledge to a higher level!

Check the practical details and the program on www.zeekerweten.be (Dutch only).

Several LifeWatch Flanders colleagues will host interesting stands with fun hands-on activities.

Start/End: Sunday, May 8, 2022 – 10:00 to 16:00

13th LifeWatch ERIC General Assembly

LifeWatch ERIC

Online, 29 March 2022. The 13th General Assembly of LifeWatch ERIC will take place on 29 March 2022. The GA will go ahead online, in accordance with COVID-19 health guidelines. Its members will be advised of joining instructions.

Transfiere 2022

Transfiere 2022

The biggest professional and multi-sectoral Forum for knowledge and technology transfer that takes place in Spain, and that gathers the most relevant players in the national and international R&D&i ecosystem.

This year, as every year, LifeWatch ERIC will be among the participants, waiting to welcome you at its exhibition booth!