Joint Marco-Bolo and Obama-Next General Assembly

Delft, The Netherlands, 5-9 February 2024

The MARCO-BOLO Project’s Joint General Assembly will take place in Delft from February 5th to 9th. The event will include comprehensive Work Package reporting sessions, joint assemblies with the OBAMA-NEXT, keynote presentations by Early Career Researchers, and break-out discussions that cover diverse topics. The agenda will also include data surgery workshops, optional visits to Deltares lab facilities, and workshops on eDNA, species distribution models, and remote sensing of benthic habitats using drones and satellites. Thursday will host MARCO-BOLO IAB and PIC meetings, while workshops will continue on Friday.

ENVRI-Hub NEXT project Kick-Off Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6-8 February 2024

From Tuesday, 6 February 2024 to Thursday, 8 February 2024, EGI (consortium leader) is hosting the kick-off meeting of the Horizon Europe Project ENVRI-Hub NEXT.

ENVRI-Hub NEXT involves 21 European partners and builds on the legacy of the three previous European projects (ENVRI, ENVRI-PLUS and ENVRI-FAIR) bringing together a community of Environmental Research Infrastructures, projects, networks and other diverse stakeholders interested in environmental Research Infrastructure matters.

The overarching goal of ENVRI-Hub NEXT is to create a robust conceptual and technical framework that will empower the ENVRI Science Cluster to provide interdisciplinary science-based services. These services will support climate change research, including the development of mitigation and adaptation measures and strategies and the assessment of the climate change risks. Through this framework, ENVRI-Hub NEXT will facilitate the integration of the environmental sciences community into the European Open Science Cloud, guided by the science-based framework of Essential Climate Variables. In direct answer to the Call Topic, ENVRI-Hub NEXT strives to expand the frontiers of multidisciplinary environmental sciences by fostering operational synergies between environmental research infrastructures and developing and utilising complementarities in their data and services provision. The joint forces of ENVRI and e-infrastructures allow for the integration of cutting-edge information technology, alignment with the EOSC architecture, and efficient resource allocation for the advancement of a more integrated, productive, and globally competitive ENVRI Science Cluster.

Assessing national current FAIR-enabling capabilities

Assessing National FAIR

Online, 14 May 2024

The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) is a group of organisations committed to research assessment practices. CoARA focuses on activities and practices that can improve the quality and impact of research. The assessment process is primarily based on qualitative judgment, with peer review playing a central role.

This two-hour workshop will focus on research assessment to help the selected candidates draft their FAIR implementation action plan by considering the research assessment aspect.

Registration is free but mandatory. Please confirm your presence on this page.

French Data Management Clusters

French Data Managment Clusters

Online, 4 April 2024

The workshop aims to showcase the French Data Management Clusters, highlighting their commitment to supporting research teams and delivering initial expertise in systematically managing research data. The focus will be on the Recherche Data Gouv (RDG) platform, specifically designed to help research teams organise their data effectively, in compliance with the principles of being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). The platform has been developed by the French Ministry of Research, 

Registration is free but mandatory. Please confirm your presence on this page.

FAIR-IMPACT Community Event

Online, 16 January 2024

The FAIR-IMPACT project is organising an online session open to the global community of researchers, innovators and stakeholders interested in the FAIRness of data and services. It will be a unique opportunity to learn about the activities and results of FAIR-IMPACT, hear about the experiences and challenges of the teams receiving personalised support through our open calls, and participate in stimulating discussions on specific issues related to the project’s core themes.

Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with a network of experts and contribute to the future of FAIRness! To learn more about this event, please visit this page.

Digital Twin for Harnessing Genetic Wealth in Crop Wild Relatives

Online, 18 January 2023.

Crop Wild Relatives can transform sustainable agriculture by harnessing their hidden genetic potential through Digital Twinning. Discover how developing crop varieties with better nutrition, higher yields, and increased disease resistance can address global food insecurity and boost food production.

The “Digital Twin for Harnessing Genetic Wealth in Crop Wild Relatives” webinar will demonstrate the use of MoDGP (Modelling the Distribution of Germplasms of Interest) and FIGS (Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy) tools with digital twinning to identify and utilise genetic resources for plant breeding, conservation, and policymaking. Digital twinning facilitates data integration, model updates, uncertainty analysis, and alerts for desirable traits, making it a groundbreaking approach for unlocking the transformative potential of genetic resources.

Crop Wild Relatives is a central focus of the BioDT project and will be highlighted as a prominent use case during the webinar. Don’t miss this opportunity to dive into the future of sustainable agriculture and learn how digital twinning can unveil the untapped genetic potential.

To learn more and register, visit this page.

DOORS Stakeholder Conference: Science, Prosperity, and People

Bucharest, Romania, 23-24 April 2024

The DOORS Stakeholder Conference will occur in Bucharest on April 23-24, 2024. The conference is designed to bring together diverse stakeholders from the Black Sea region, including those involved in the blue economy, science, and ocean literacy. The conference aims to provide a platform for stakeholders to collaborate and develop solutions for business acceleration, the science-policy interface, and the enhancement of blue skills. 

The conference is open to representatives from science, business, and citizens, including young people. The meeting will allow stakeholders to share their experiences, knowledge, and ideas and learn from each other. 

For more information, please visit this page.

BioDT Hackathon: Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) – Second End-Users Workshop

BioDT hackathon

Oslo, Norway, 23-25 January 2024

Join the BioDT hackathon to learn how digital twinning can revolutionize global agriculture. Discover how crop wild relatives hold untapped genetic resources to achieve higher yields, better nutrition, and resilience to changing environments. Learn how to identify, manage, and conserve wild crop relatives in a three-day workshop, contribute to a comprehensive wild crop relative characterization toolbox, and be a part of sustainable agriculture.

During the first session, you’ll delve into developing a comprehensive toolbox that enables the predictive characterization of plant genetic resources. Through newly developed and pre-existing modelling techniques and data integration from diverse sources, we will explore how to identify and leverage the genetic potential of crop wild relatives.

The second session will focus on novel data products of digital twinning exercises to establish the overlap between pre-established protected areas and verified distributions of crop wild relatives needing conservation. This tool will identify and propose prioritised genetic reserves for conservation and genetic monitoring of designated CWR conservation populations.

For more information on the BioDT hackathon, please visit this page.

3rd RESTORE4Cs General Assembly

The Hague, Netherlands, 4–7 December 2023.

The 3rd General Assembly of the Horizon Europe project RESTORE4Cs will be held in the Hague, Netherlands, on 4-7 December 2023, and hosted by Wageningen University and Research.

During the 4-day meeting, the 15 partners from 9 European countries will reunite, in person and online, to discuss the different work packages progress and the first sampling campaign just concluded, to exchange ideas, and consider future project activities. They will also have the opportunity to visit one of the two Atlantic Case pilot site of RESTORE4Cs: the Oosterschelde/Grevelingen Delta.

Community Engagement: why it is key for Open Science and how to unleash it

Online, 23 November 2023.

Registration for the workshop is free but mandatory.

Transitioning to Open Science is complex. Studies have identified Community Engagement as one of the most effective strategies to encourage large-scale behavioural changes. However, in the context of Open Science, Community Engagement is often ignored or underestimated.

This workshop will explore the concept of Community Engagement and how it can effectively support the transition to Open Science. The focus will be on the International Network of Open Science and Scholarship Communities (INOSC), a vibrant network of 32 local hubs across 16 countries, comprising a community of over 2300 dedicated researchers committed to advancing Open Science. 

In the workshop, participants will learn about Community Engagement principles and their practical implementation in INOSC. Discussions will focus on adapting these principles to diverse contexts. Attendees will gain insights into effective techniques for their research communities. Join this exploration of Community Engagement’s power in fostering Open Science initiatives and gain practical tools to drive positive change.

To register for this workshop, please visit this page.