ALL-Ready final conference (date tbc)

ALL-Ready

Brussles, Belgium, 1–30 September 2023.

ALL-Ready is planning a final event in Brussels in September 2023 (date to be confirmed). The event will bring together project partners and stakeholders as well as a broader audience with the aim to share project outcomes and exchange views and knowledge on the future European partnership ‘Accelerating farming systems transition: agroecology living labs and research infrastructures‘.

The ALL-Ready final conference will be divided into different parts, giving insights into Agroecology Living Labs and Research Infrastructures, enabling policy dialogues and providing space for exchange opportunity for national and regional funders of the Partnership. More information and exact date will follow soon.

International Forum on Agroecosystem Living Labs

ALL-Ready

Montréal, Canada, 2–6 October 2023.

Co-hosted by ALL-Ready partners Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and INRAE, this will be a side event within the Adaptation Futures 2023 conference in Montréal, Canada, from October 2 to 6, 2023. 

The Forum will feature discussion panels and parallel sessions of scientific papers to establish state-of-the-art practices, share lessons learned from case studies and address challenges facing the international agroecosystem living lab community.

Call for Papers coming soon! More information here.

Transfiere 2023

Transfiere 2023

Malaga, Spain, 15–17 February 2023.

Transfiere, the European Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation, will be taking place at the FYCMA – Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Málaga, Avda Ortega y Gasset, 201, 29006, from 15–17 February 2023. It is a key professional and multisectorial forum for the transfer of knowledge, the improvement of competitiveness in the business sector and the generation of business and networking opportunities. Every year in Malaga, Transfiere becomes an unmissable event for Ecosystem Agents where they can establish new B2B contacts, network, find new partners, establish strategic alliances and synergies, as well as publicise new products, services and innovative projects.

LifeWatch ERIC will be represented at Transfiere 2023 by members of its ICT-Core & Federtech team, and will have a stand.

More information is availabe on the event website.

Training: Citizen Science across LTSER platforms

eLTER

Online, 1 February 2023.

The joint online programme for Citizen Science (CS) across LTSER platforms, presented in the 3rd SPF, aims to have an impact on eLTER network at a local scale, by strengthening the relationship between citizens living in LTSER areas and the researchers and managers who operate them, and at an European scale, by strengthening the interaction between platforms.

Individual projects are being created for each LTSER platform within the eLTSER umbrella project on iNaturalist and all platforms are welcome.

To help platforms joining the umbrella project, a training session for platform managers/scientists/others to develop their own projects within iNaturalist will be given on the 1st of February (from 10am to1pm).

This session will allow participants interested in developing citizen science projects to create their own projects on iNaturalist and join the eLTSER umbrella project. Besides learning to use iNaturalist, the basics of citizen science, the motivations to use citizen science within the eLTER network and the main results obtained with the umbrella project are going to be addressed.

Don’t miss this highly interactive session, where several hands-on activities will take place! You can register here.

Preliminary Agenda:

  • Introduction and presentations
    – Goals and content of the training session.
    – Presentation of the participants
  • Basics of Citizen Science at LTSER platforms
    – What is citizen science
    – Citizen Science main areas
    – Citizen Science and biodiversity
  • Why use Citizen Science at LTSER platforms
    – Why use Citizen Science at eLTSER
    – Engaging different stakeholders/citizens
    – Exploring own platform challenges
  • Joining iNaturalist
    – Sign in to iNaturalis
    – Register your first observations (App and site)
    – Projects (examples, creating own projects and areas, etc)
  • LTSER Umbrella
    – Presenting the results of the project
    – Discussion in the context of the eLTER network

Open-Earth-Monitor Global Workshop 2023

Open-Earth-Monitor Global Workshop 2023

Bolzano, Italy, 4–8 September 2023.

Organised by OpenGeoHub foundation in collaboration with Eurac Research, the Open-Earth-Monitor Global Workshop 2023: Connecting open EO solutions to boost European and global goals, will bring together European and global actors in the field of open-source Earth Observation applications in policy, business, research and for society.

This international event will connect project partners, including data and environmental researchers, public and private sector developers, EU decision- and policymakers, representatives from global institutions, the business sector and civil society to discuss and test solutions to the greatest challenges in geospatial applications.

Through five days featuring international keynote speakers, scientific presentations, discussions, and demonstrative workshops, the participants of the OEMC Global Workshop 2023 will explore valuable opportunities and establish tangible collaborations to improve geospatial research and application products in open-source.

Register

Open Earth Observation and Machine Learning technology to support the European Green Deal

Earth Observations and geospatial data —and their derived information— play crucial roles in monitoring regional, national and global environmental and climate targets proposed by the ambitious European Green Deal. Practitioners and decision-makers are therefore in need of accessible, science-based tools for timely and informed decisions as well as for long-term planning, progress tracking and transparent evaluation processes. 

Open-Earth-Monitor project’s main aim is to directly support the implementation of the European Green Deal, and the European Digital Transition, the EuroGEO (Europe’s part of the Group on Earth Observations) and overall the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How? By producing and integrating a range of open-source, data-based and user-friendly tools to monitor European and global environmental trends, and for ecosystem services accounting in constant collaboration with user communities.

Submit abstract

Taxonomist Appreciation Day

taxonomist appreciation day

Everywhere – 19 March 2023.

Taxonomy is that branch of biology in charge of classification, naming and description of existing organisms. It is estimated a total number of species, in the range of 8 million to 1 trillion, with just 1.6 million named so far.

The taxonomic process is slow, as often, only experts in a field can name the species. This can take years, as they will study the combinations of the form, shape, structure of organisms (called morphology), together with behavioral, genetic and biochemical aspects.

Training Module: Streamlining the Onboarding to the EOSC Marketplace using APIs

EOSC Future Training Module

Online, 25 January 2023.

Using RESTful APIs for on-boarding new services to the EOSC Marketplace

This EOSC Future training module is intended for service providers who want to use a scripted approach to onboard, and later update, services to the EOSC portal. This is especially useful if you are managing a large number of services. 

The training module is for all potential providers from all disciplines and is applicable for providers working with a range of stakeholder groups.

INSTRUCTORS:

Catalin Condurache, EGI Foundation
Antonis Lempesis, ATHENA RC
Michael Zouros, ATHENA RC
Konstantinos Spyrou, ATHENA RC

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT:

Thanassis Mantes, ATHENA RC

Aggeliki Gkamiliari, ATHENA RC

TRAINING PROGRAMME:

Part 1 – Overview about the EOSC Portal REST APIs for on-boarding new services in EOSC

Part 2 – Overview about the new functionality and the REST API

Part 3 – Hands-on/Live demo on how to use the EOSC Portal REST APIs

Register here.

Training workshop: Prototyping Privacy Policy & Terms of Use documentation for the EOSC Portal

EOSC Future Training Workshop

Online, 23 January 2023.

Following on the  December webinar on  ‘How to write Privacy Policy (PP) and Terms of Use (TOU) documentation for the EOSC Portal‘, EOSC Future is organising another hands-on online training workshop in January.

During this training workshop, service providers will have the chance to expose their prototype documents for Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. In turn, they will get advice and recommendations from our trainers.

PREREQUISITES

  • this is a training workshop specifically for digital and related service providers
  • participation in the December training workshop is preferred, but not a prerequisite
  • prior to the workshop: participants should prepare their PP and TOU prototype documents following the recommendations and hints described in the December training (consult the presentation and recordings here).

REGISTRATION

Spaces are limited, so make sure to register, via the form at this link, by 17 January 2023, 17.00 CET.

RDA/EOSC Future satellite event

Eosc Future RDA

Gothenburg, Sweden, 20 March 2023.

Building blocks of Global Research Commons – Europe and beyond

On 20 March 2023 from 12–5pm CET, EOSC Future and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are organising a satellite event in conjunction with the RDA 20th Plenary Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden (21–23 March).

Under the heading, ‘Building blocks of Global Research Commons: Europe and beyond’, the half-day event will touch on the main issues related to practical implementation of research commons. To this end, the event will attract an international audience of key actors involved in implementing research commons at disciplinary, regional or national levels, funders, data experts, technical managers, and in general.

Panellists will open with global perspectives on implementation approaches, examining themes and challenges of assembling the main features of a research commons. The second part of the event will showcase examples of how RDA’s diverse data community are tackling challenges.

EOSC Future will also share examples, via its RDA Open Calls programme, related to the practical aspects of implementation such as:

  • interoperability
  • discovery
  • upskilling

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Do you want to get a deeper understanding of the different types of global research commons and their priorities? What about examples of roadmaps and frameworks for overcoming challenges associated with global research commons as well as an understanding of research community needs? This event will provide an opportunity to learn about different approaches and examples of implementation, with the ultimate goal of supporting global coordination and alignment for such research commons.

REGISTRATION – COMING SOON!

Registration will open later in 2023.

In the meantime, you can find more information about the programme via the RDA Plenary 20 site.  

About RDA

With over 12 500 members from 145 countries, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) provides a neutral international, community-driven forum where data professionals come together to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing and re-use. Read more about RDA here. RDA is well-placed to contribute to developing disciplinary standards from EOSC coming from its grassroots community.

Updates on the EOSC Future website.

TDWG Conference

TDWG Conference

Hobart, Tasmania, 9–13 October 2023.

The TDWG annual conferences provide a showcase for state of the art biodiversity informatics, much of which relies on the standards created by TDWG and other organisations. The conferences also provide a forum for developing, refining, and extending standards in response to new challenges and opportunities.

This year’s TDWG conference will take place in Hobart, Tasmania, from 9–13 October 2023. See the TDWG website for updates.