ALL-READY Workshop – Accelerating the Agroecology Transition


Seville, Spain / online, 11 May 2023.

The upcoming 2nd ALL-READY Project Workshop, entitled “Accelerating the Agroecology Transition: Your potential role and benefits of contributing to a European Network of Living Labs and Research Infrastructures.”

 This interactive discussion session will take place on 11 May 2023, at the LifeWatch ERIC ICT-Core premises in Seville, Spain, and will also be available online as a hybrid event.

More information in our news item.

MARBEFES 2nd General Assembly


Klaipeda, Lithuania, 29–31 August 2023.

The programme of the 2nd General Assembly of the MARBEFES project (in which LifeWatch ERIC partners) offers plenty of interactions in a variety of agenda points.

There will be an interactive session with emerging researchers involved in the MARBEFES, so young colleagues of particpating partners are encouraged to participate in this event.

There will also be a poster session which will run through the whole event.

Updates on the MARBEFES website.

AgroServ Webinar: European Research Services on Agroecology

AgroServ Webinar

Online, 15 May 2023.

Ahead of its first annual conference, the Horizon Europe project AgroServ (in which LifeWatch ERIC partners) is pleased to invite you to its first webinar on European Research Services on Agroecology that will take place on 15 May 2023, 14:00 CEST via Zoom. 

This AgroServ webinar will give researchers the opportunity to connect with other practitioners interested in the field of agroecology and will extend discussions to promote the first European Research Services on Agroecology Conference and that will take place in June 2023 in Prague and online. 

Participants will learn about the AgroServ project, its agroecological services accessible via the project’s Catalogue Of Services, and how to apply to the next Call For Proposals that will be launched during AgroServ’s first annual conference taking place in Prague.

The project does not yet have a website, but you can follow the AgroServ LinkedIn page for updates!

AgroServ European Research Services on Agroecology Conference

European Research Services on Agroecology Conference

Prague, Czech Republic / Hybrid, 5–6 June 2023.

The first annual conference on research services on agroecology will be held by AgroServ (a project in which LifeWatch ERIC is partner) from 5–6 June 2023 at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (in-person and online).

The AgroServ project uses a multi-scale approach to respond to diverse research questions; from the level of the molecule and the organism, to the large-scale from farms to entire ecosystems. Since the transition towards a sustainable and resilient agricultural system needs to consider ecological, societal and economic factors, the active involvement of practitioners and scientists from different fields is crucial.

This first edition of the AgroServ Conference will thus be devoted to the research community where it will present the diverse agroecological services accessible via AgroServ and the different facets that shape research in the emerging field of agroecology.

To promote and encourage interdisciplinary approaches to address the agroecological transition, AgroServ’s first call for Transnational Access (TNA call) to access AgroServ services will be launched during this event.

Time will be devoted to discussions and hands-on workshops to brainstorm, meet researchers from different fields and to build ideas for potential proposals.

More information will be shared soon at this link.

European Blue Forum – Official Launch Event!

European Blue Forum

Brest, France / Hybrid, 26 April 2023.

As a part of the European Blue Forum, the European Maritime Spatial Planning Platform (MSP) is creating Europe’s Blue community. A community of different users of the sea, passionate and committed to working together to deliver bold and ambitious change to our shared challenges of nature and climate change. As part of the Forum, stakeholders will have the opportunity to influence the structure and direction of the European Blue Forum in a balanced and inclusive way, and through this, the future of Europe’s Sustainable Blue Economy.
The event will provide a platform for everyone, whether part of a large organisation or not, and regardless of how well established the sector or topic you work on is, to share your priorities, challenges and ideas, and contribute to building a common and united path towards the vision of the Sustainable Blue Economy.
The Launch Event is only the beginning of the European Blue Forum’s activities!

More information at this link.

ISC 2023

ISC 2023

Hamburg, Germany, 21–25 May 2023.

The event for High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Quantum Computing

ISC High Performance 2023 is a highly-anticipated annual event that provides a valuable opportunity for public and industry users to connect with technology developers. Taking place in Hamburg, Germany 21–25 May 2023, this year’s conference features a rich program of keynotes, tutorials, workshops, and focused sessions centered around high-performance computing, machine learning, data analytics, and quantum computing.

The conference serves as an inclusive platform for participants to share insights on the successful application of HPC in science, engineering, and commerce. With its open and collaborative format, attendees can expect to engage in stimulating discussions and build meaningful connections with experts and peers from around the world.

Find more information on the official website.

BioDT at ISC 2023

BioDT partners are going to showcase the project at the ISC 2023 through:

  • a poster presentation where it is possible to meet and discover the evolution of the digital twin prototype for biodiversity research with our partners from IT4I.



Poznań, Poland, 19–23 June 2023. 

At the annual EGI conference, international scientific communities, computing and service providers, European projects, security experts, community managers, and policy makers gather to take research and innovation in data-intensive processing and analytics forward.

  • Meet the scientific communities that are at the forefront of innovation, learn about their success cases, new requirements and solutions for data discovery, access and processing, and start new collaborations
  • Help research communities and industry joining their efforts to find common solutions to data access and data spaces
  • Meet the largest community of research cloud providers in Europe and their IT strategies
  • Learn about state of the art in scientific computing in Europe and meet a large community of cloud, High-Throughput-Computing (HTC) and High Performance Computing (HPC) providers that provide core facilities to today’s European computing infrastructures 
  • Share your achievements in cutting-edge topics from distributed computing, such as federated trust and identity, data spaces, artificial intelligence, digital twins
  • Learn about the status and future of the EOSC Compute Platform during the final event of the EGI-ACE flagship project of the EGI community
  • Stay up to date with the latest technical development in cybersecurity, scientific applications, data processing and analytics, and digital twins

Join EGI2023 for the core conference days 20–22 June.

The EGI2023 Call for Posters will remain open until 15 April – email your proposal to events[@] 

Open Science FAIR 2023

Open Science Fair 2023

Madrid, Spain, 25–27 September 2023.


Open Science FAIR 2023 – the emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE – returns to its in-person format from 25–27 September in Madrid, Spain. This year the event will be co-organised with OpenAIRE’s Spanish NOAD, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, as well as key European projects and global initiatives.

The fourth edition of the OS FAIR aims at reflecting on the future of Open Science, what lies ahead and how we can work together, pave the way and focus on charting the future of Open Science for future generations. The conference will bring together different communities and experiences from around the world to identify synergies, share good practices and develop collaborative interfaces. An exciting programme with dynamic sessions will be put together and it will include keynote speeches by distinguished speakers, roundtable discussions, workshops and training sessions, as well as demo sessions. OS FAIR will bring together perspectives from different actors and will suggest ways on how communities can work together to produce roadmaps for the implementation of Open Science.

The OS FAIR welcomes all actors of the research communities and infrastructures, including: librarians, repository managers, content providers, service providers, research administrators, facilitators of research, learned societies, publishers, policy makers and funders, citizen science groups and initiatives, and innovators in scholarly communication.

The FAIR-IMPACT project will feature at the Open Science FAIR 2023.

EOSC Symposium 2023

EOSC Symposium 2023

Madrid, Spain, 20–22 September 2023.

The EOSC Symposium 2023 will take place in Madrid in the context of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event is organised by EOSC Future together with the EOSC Tripartite collaboration (the EOSC Association, the EOSC Steering Board and the European Commission).

Last year’s event, which took place in Prague on 14–17 November 2022, marked the EOSC Symposium’s return as an in-person event with over 400 participants. This year, the event will be fully hybrid, facilitating broader exchanges – in person and online – between stakeholders from ministries, policy makers, research organisations, service providers, research e-infrastructures and research communities across Europe and beyond.

You can get a glimpse of EOSC Symposium 2022 in the event recap video here.

EOSC Symposium 2023 will offer plenty of opportunities to engage with the community. A call for application will open soon at #EOSCsymposium23 website.

Stay tuned for programme and event updates soon!


EOSC Symposium 2023: Context

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an EU flagship initiative aimed at enabling Open Science practices in Europe, as codified in the 2022-2024 European Research Area Policy Agenda. It is also recognised as the science, research and innovation data space which will be fully articulated with the other sectoral data spaces defined in the European strategy for data.

EOSC will provide a federated web of FAIR data and associated services to researchers across and outside Europe. EOSC builds on existing infrastructure and services supported by the EC, Member States and research communities. It brings these together in a federated ‘system of systems’ approach, adding value by aggregating content and enabling services to be used together.