Strengthening Europe – Latin America Cooperation in the Energy Transition

June 26-27, Online

In the EULAC EnergyTRAN Horizon Europe Project framework, the virtual thematic event on technology and energy transition, scheduled for the 26th and 27th of June 2024, aims to bolster cooperation between Europe and Latin America by exploring innovative technologies policies and practices. Organised by the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), the event will open with introductory presentations from the EU-Solaris ERIC, the OEI, and the European Research Executive Agency (REA). It will feature panels addressing key topics such as the exchange of scientific knowledge, challenges and opportunities in the energy sector, and the environmental and social impacts of energy transition.

Experts from both regions will discuss alternative energy sources, regulatory challenges, and innovative technological solutions like green hydrogen production and solar thermal energy applications. The event will also highlight the importance of international collaboration in advancing sustainable energy research and infrastructure, culminating in a session synthesising the discussions and outlining future steps for enhanced cooperation.

For more information please visit the OEI website: https://oei.int/oficinas/secretaria-general/eventos/fortaleciendo-la-cooperacion-europa-america-latina-en-la-transicion-energetica

To register, please fill out this form:

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Coastal Wetlands: Evidence for Climate and Nature Targets Workshop

Online, 23 May 2024

On 23 May 2024, at 10:00 CET, RESTORE4Cs will organise an online workshop to broaden the perspectives available for countries in finding solutions for achieving and reporting success in coastal conservation towards international and EU commitments.

European Union policies emphasise the importance of wetlands in achieving EU objectives related to climate neutrality, biodiversity protection, zero pollution, flood protection, and the circular economy. Therefore, it is crucial to prioritise assessing the current extent and condition of European wetlands, their greenhouse gas emissions, and their potential for mitigation through restoration or other measures. These priorities are essential to stopping biodiversity decline, restoring the environment, and achieving climate goals.

The workshop aims to identify countries’ needs, shared priorities, and activities for restoring wetland ecosystems. It also aims to establish indicators for assessing coastal wetland habitats and ensure the quality of evidence for policy development and investment in nature-based solutions.

For more information and to register, please visit this page: https://www.restore4cs.eu/coastal-wetlands-evidence-for-climate-and-nature-targets-workshop/

AgroServ: the science behind a sustainable food production

Online, 29 April 2024

Due to biodiversity loss and climate change, agriculture’s challenges are becoming more urgent than ever. The AgroServ project aims to revolutionise agriculture towards resilience and sustainability, bringing together a consortium of research infrastructures and offering a wide range of agroecological services that cover various levels, from molecular to societal. In doing so, AgroServ integrates stakeholders into a transdisciplinary research process. The project’s ultimate goal is to address agriculture’s pressing challenges and pave the way for a sustainable agrifood system.

On April 29, from 13.00 to 14.30 CET, this webinar will discuss the current state of agroecology in Europe and showcase how AgroServ’s services can enable a more sustainable food production system.

The webinar will feature a speech by Korinna Varga on partnership initiatives, Living Labs, and future challenges for European food production. Attendees will also receive updates on the AgroServ consortium’s progress and hear about completed or ongoing research projects from MetroFood. Moreover, information about the second call for proposals for the AgroServ project will be provided.

To register to this webinar, please visit this page.

Biodiversity in Focus: exploring the BioDT Pollinator prototype Digital Twin

Online, 22 May 2024

On May 22nd, the International Day for Biological Diversity will be celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity for our planet’s health. This year’s theme, “Be part of the Plan”, calls on all stakeholders to take action and support the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. A one-hour BioDT webinar will explore the BioDT prototype Digital Twin for Pollinators.

The BioDT Pollinator pDT is a digital tool designed to assess the quality of landscapes for honey bees. It combines real-world data with advanced simulation techniques to provide actionable insights for conservation efforts. This exciting webinar offers a unique opportunity to understand the BioDT project better, explore the technical details behind the Pollinator pDT, demonstrate the pDT’s app, and participate in a live Q&A session with our expert team.

To register, please visit this page: https://biodt.eu/events/pollinator-pDT-webinar

Cultural ecosystem services – testing pDT with experts

Online, 21 March 2024

The BioDT project is organising an online workshop on 21 March 2024 to delve into a pioneering prototype digital twin (pDT) dedicated to Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES). This prototype combines the potential for recreation (RP) with tracking biodiversity occurrence (BD), providing a multifaceted view of ecosystem services.

The BioDT pDT for CES is an innovative approach that aims to model the significant role of cultural ecosystem services in shaping the human experience in natural environments. However, this modelling needs to catch up to other ecosystem services. To bridge this gap, our workshop introduces a visionary prototype digital twin that uniquely blends recreation potential with biodiversity occurrence. The goal is to refine this prototype by integrating expert feedback, revising the roadmap, and improving the models and user interface.

To register, please visit this page.

Open Earth Monitor Global Workshop 2024

October 2-4, Laxenburg, Austria

The Open Earth Monitor Global Workshop 2024 is a three-day event organised by the OpenGeoHub Foundation (OGH) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The workshop will bring together global and European actors involved in open-source Earth Observation applications for policy, business, research, and society. 

Submit your abstract and participate.

The event aims to connect various project partners, including data and environmental researchers, public and private sector developers, EU decision-makers and policymakers, representatives from global institutions, the business sector, and civil society. The workshop’s main objective is to discuss and test solutions for the most significant challenges in geospatial applications.

The OEMC Global Workshop 2024 will feature international keynote speakers, oral presentations, poster presentations, and demonstrative workshops. The participants will explore valuable opportunities and establish tangible collaborations to improve geospatial research and application products in open source.

The deadline for the abstract submission is March 15.

To submit your abstract, please visit this page.

FAIR-IMPACT’s virtual clinic for potential applicants to the second open call for financial support

Online, 12 March 2024

Are you interested in applying for one of FAIR-IMPACT’s five support actions? Join then the informal virtual clinic on 12th March from 16:00-17:00 CET. During this session, you can ask the FAIR-IMPACT team questions about the support actions, eligibility, and application process. 

Please note that the application deadline for FAIR-IMPACT’s second open call for financial support is 31st March 2024. Please visit this page for more information about the webinar and financial support opportunities.

Microbes-4-Climate Kick-off meeting

Braga, Portugal, 20-21 March 2024

The Microbes4Climate Kickoff Meeting will take place on February 20th and 21st at the MIRRI-ERIC Headquarters, University of Minho. The meeting will cover sessions, presentations, and discussions. The opening session will include welcoming remarks and an introduction of participants, including Mr. Francesco Gatto from the European Commission. The topics include Microbes4Climate work packages, financial execution, reporting, TNA workflows, synergies with existing projects, and project management and ethics.

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EU-LAC EnergyTRAN Kick-off meeting

Madrid, Spain, 06-07 March 2024

The ENERGYTRAN project Kick-off with a meeting where the consortium will have in-depth discussions, presentations, and workshops. The agenda includes various aspects of project management, presentations from associated entities, and detailed sessions on different work packages. The meeting will emphasize collaboration, strategic planning, and efficient execution.

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EU-LAC ResInfra PLUS – Kick-off Meeting

Madrid, Spain, 29 February, 1 March 2024

The EU-LAC ResInfra PLUS Kick-off Meeting is poised to mark a significant milestone in the collaborative efforts of various partners involved in the project. Scheduled to take place at the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades in Madrid on February 29th and March 1st, 2024, this gathering will serve as the platform for comprehensive discussions, informative sessions, and strategic planning. Led by the distinguished authorities of MICIU, the meeting’s agenda encompasses a spectrum of crucial topics, ranging from the introduction of each partner and an in-depth exploration of the EU-LAC ResInfra PLUS Project’s Grant Agreement to detailed discussions on financial matters, consortium agreements, and the intricate details of various Work Packages. With the participation of key stakeholders and experts, the event is poised to foster cooperation, encourage insightful deliberations, and lay the foundation for successful collaboration throughout the project’s duration.

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