Documenting mapping community practices

Online, 24 November 2023.

Semantic artefacts such as ontologies, taxonomies, and metadata schema are essential for achieving data interoperability and implementing FAIR principles. However, interconnecting them becomes challenging due to their increasing number and varied uses. Ontology matching or alignment can help address this issue. To ensure the availability of mappings in relevant repositories, FAIR-IMPACT is organising a series of workshops to discuss issues around mappings and crosswalks and how they can become shareable and reusable.

In the first workshop of the series, ‘Why Mappings Matter and How to Make Them FAIR?’, participants will discover the techniques for mapping and how they could benefit more by making them FAIR. The discussion included methodologies, formats, tools, FAIR mapping requirements, and examples.

To register, visit this page.

EOSC Compliant PID Implementations – Practical Guidelines for Implementing Best Practices

Online, 21 November 2023.

The workshop aims to showcase tangible tools, policies, and advancements related to PIDs (Persistent Identifiers). The overview of PIDs within the EOSC framework will cover the PID policy, PID-related projects, and recent developments. During the workshop, the Compliance Assessment Toolkit (CAT) will be introduced, which aims to document, track, and query compliance with the EOSC PID policy and other criteria such as TRUST, FAIR principles, Reproducibility, GDPR, and Licenses.

The workshop will also demonstrate a series of research lifecycle workflows that show how PIDs can be integrated into these workflows. These workflows identify specific points where particular PIDs can enhance the FAIRness, credibility, and openness of research outputs. The workflows can also serve as guidance tools for creating more effective data management plans and drafting more explicit institutional policies.

An open forum will be held to discuss the current challenges hindering the adoption of PID solutions compliant with the EOSC PID policy, as well as potential solutions to address these issues. 

For more information and to register for this workshop, visit this page.

Destination Earth (DestinE) User eXchange

Bonn, Germany, 13-14 November 2023.

The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) have jointly organised an event to encourage meaningful interactions with DestinE stakeholders. DestinE is a global initiative that aims to create a precise digital model of Earth to examine the interplay between natural phenomena and human activities. The initiative stresses the importance of extensive stakeholder involvement for its success. It aligns with the European Commission’s Green Deal and Digital Strategy, contributing significantly to the twin transition goals of green and digital.

The conference will discuss the BioDT project, which is pivotal in the event’s discussions. One of the key themes explored at the conference is Digital Twin co-development and its applications in renewable energy, hydrology, air quality, and related impact studies.

The conference will also highlight the essential aspect of integrating with other Digital Twins, acknowledging the diverse services landscape facilitating interaction with the Destination Earth system and its components.

For more information about the event, please visit this page.

Mastering Data Citation: Insights from GBIF

Online, 6 November 2023.

This is a series of webinars. If you want to learn more, you can check out the second webinar here.

Acknowledging and citing data is a crucial practice that enhances transparency, credibility, and collaboration in biodiversity research. It recognises the hard work of data collectors and curators while facilitating the sharing and integration of essential biodiversity datasets. In partnership with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), this BioDT webinar is scheduled for November 6 to highlight the vital aspects of recognising and crediting such datasets.

The webinar will offer best practices for standardised citation of datasets, ensuring proper acknowledgement of creators and sources. This webinar is a valuable resource for researchers, data scientists, conservationists, students, and anyone interested in biodiversity research and data management. It promises to make data more accessible and reusable, providing insights and resources that can benefit seasoned experts and field newcomers.

Visit this page to register.


  • 15:00 – 15:10 – A general introduction of the BioDT project – Hanna Koivula (CSC)
  • 15:10 – 15:35 – Data citation: the GBIF way – Daniel Noesgaard (GBIF)
  • 15:35 – 16:00 – Q&A

Mastering Data Citation: Insights from the BioDT Research Infrastructures

Online, 20 November 2023.

This is a series of webinars. If you want to learn more, you can check out the first webinar here.

Recognising the crucial role of data citation in promoting transparency, credibility, and collaboration within biodiversity research, we acknowledge the dedicated efforts of data collectors and curators. This acknowledgement helps their work and facilitates the seamless sharing and integration of invaluable biodiversity datasets.

Our upcoming webinar will highlight the essential aspects of recognising and attributing biodiversity research datasets. The goal is to provide best practices for standardised dataset citation, ensuring proper recognition of creators and sources. The webinar aims to enhance data discoverability and reusability while giving due credit to those managing the data.

This event is a collaboration with four leading Research Infrastructures: GBIF, LifeWatch, DISSCO, and eLTER. We invite you to join us on November 20 as experts from these biodiversity research infrastructures guide attendees through essential techniques for effectively citing biodiversity data.

To register, please visit this page.


  • 15:00 – 15:05 – main remarks from the GBIF data citation webinar
  • 15:05 – 15:20 – DISSCO data citation
  • 15:20 – 15:35 – eLter data citation 
  • 15:35 – 15:50 – LifeWatch data citation 
  • 15:50 – 16:30 – Q&A and final remarks

AI basics for image processing

Online, 28 November – 7 December 2023.

Explore the potential of Artificial Intelligence in image processing through a series of dynamic workshops organised within the ANERIS project. The workshop series will feature three informative sessions on AI basics for image processing, Image restoration, and Image classification and segmentation. You’ll get a thorough exploration of AI and its potential to improve and interpret visual data. 

Each session will have presentations by experts in the field and will showcase practical demonstrations of AI tools in image processing.

The schedule for the sessions is as follows:

  • AI basics for image processing: November 28th
  • Image restoration: December 4th
  • Image classification and segmentation: December 7th

If you’re interested, please register here.

RESTORE4Cs 2nd General Assembly

RESTORE4Cs 2nd GA in Klaipeda

Klaipėda, Lithuania, 4–6 July 2023.

The 2nd General Assembly of the Horizon Europe project RESTORE4Cs will be held in Klaipėda, Lithuania, on 4-6 July 2023, and hosted by Klaipėda University – Marine Research Institute.

During the 3-day meeting, the 15 partners from 9 European countries will reunite, in person and online, to discuss the different work packages progress, exchange ideas, and consider future project activities. They will also have the opportunity to visit the Baltic Case pilot site of RESTORE4Cs, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Curonian Lagoon and Spit.

BioDT Annual Meeting 2023

Hybrid event, 13–14 June 2023.

The Annual Meeting of the Horizon Europe project BioDT was held in Leiden on 13-14 June 2023 and was hosted by the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. The aim of the Annual Meeting was to gather together as a consortium to facilitate cross-WP collaboration and to discuss upcoming project activities.

The meeting served as a significant event for researchers and experts involved in the BioDT project. It provided a platform for participants to come together and foster collaboration across different work packages (WP). With the event being held in a hybrid format, participants had the flexibility to attend either in person or remotely. The gathering aimed to facilitate cross-WP collaboration, allowing researchers from different domains to exchange knowledge, share insights, and forge partnerships that contributed to the project’s overarching goals.

The meeting served as a platform to review the progress made so far, address any challenges or obstacles encountered, and collectively strategise for the future. Through these discussions, the consortium members aligned their efforts, leveraged each other’s expertise, and ensured the smooth and effective advancement of the BioDT project.

Overall, the BioDT Annual Meeting held in Leiden was an important milestone in the project’s timeline. It brought together researchers, experts, and stakeholders invested in biodiversity research and digital twin development, providing a unique opportunity to collaborate, exchange ideas, and strengthen the collective efforts towards understanding and preserving our planet’s rich biodiversity.

FAIR-IMPACT Webinar: Virtual Clinic for potential applicants to the first Open Call

Webinar: FAIR-IMPACT’s Virtual Clinic for potential applicants to the first Open Call.

Online, 16 May 2023.

On 16 May, FAIR-IMPACT will be hosting a webinar to address the application process for the first open call. If you are thinking about submitting an application you are invited to join the webinar informal Virtual Clinic from 15:00-16:00. During the clinic, you’ll have the chance to ask the FAIR-IMPACT team any questions you might have about the support actions, eligibility, and the application process.  

FAIR-IMPACT launched in April 2023 the first of three open calls for financial supportIn this first open call, FAIR-IMPACT encourages applications to participate in two defined support actions designed to help participants learn how to use specific tools, methods, and approaches to start (or continue) their journey to becoming more FAIR-enabling.

Registration for this Virtual Clinic webinar is free and open to all.