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...
Aveiro, Portugal, 3 May 2024 Join us at the University of Aveiro (Rectory building - Senado room) for the workshop "Habitat Mapping: From Science and Policy Needs to Solutions" organised by LifeWatch Portugal in collaboration with all LifeWatch Common Facilities and National Distributed Centers. This gathering will explore the nexus between...
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...
Barcelona, Spain, 10-12 April 2024. Pre-registrations are open for the Ocean Decade Conference will occur from 10-12 April 2024 in Barcelona. Hosted by Spain and co-organized with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO), it will gather governments, decision-makers, and others to discuss progress and priorities for the future of the ocean. The conference...
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...
Bologna, Italy, 4-5 April 2024 Organisms and biological communities vary along geographic space both in relation to the gradients of latitude, elevation, isolation and habitat area. In addition, the species composition of the local or regional assemblages varies across space and time depending on evolutionary and ecological pressures. This makes biodiversity...
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...
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. Agenda 06/03 07/03 06/03 8:15...
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,...
Brussels, Belgium, 27-28 February 2024 The two-day ERIC Forum meeting on Feb 27th and 28th will address research infrastructure challenges. Day 1 includes a welcome, presentation of work package activities, roundtable discussion, and community discussions. Day 2 has a closed ERIC Forum General Assembly, policy session, and a meeting between ERICs,...
Lecce, Italy, 21-22 February 2024 Ecosystems and biodiversity are currently under threat owing to many different manageable and unmanageable anthropic pressures. Among these, climate changes are unmanageable pressures, which can have direct impact on ecosystems and biodiversity, pushing populations to abandon traditional distribution areas and move to new territories, favouring the...
Brussels, Belgium, 15 February 2024 The PermaGov workshop is a full-day event designed to explore various facets of marine governance. The workshop kicks off with Arrival and Registration, followed by a welcome and introduction to PermaGov by Judith van Leeuwen and Carolijn van Noort. The morning session focuses on Multi-Layered Marine...

The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.


The Spanish National Distributed Centre is supported by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, the Regional Government of Andalusia and the Guadalquivir River Basin Authority (Ministry for Ecological Transition-MITECO). Moreover, Spain is the hosting Member State of LifeWatch ERIC, the location of its Statutory Seat & ICT e-Infrastructure Technical Office (LifeWatch ERIC Common Facilities). 

To know more about how Spain contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.


The Slovenian National Distributed Centre is led by the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). It focuses on the development of technological solutions in the field of biodiversity and socio-ecosystem research.

To know more about how Slovenia contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.


The Portuguese National Distributed Centre is managed by PORBIOTA, the Portuguese e-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity. Led by BIOPOLIS/CIBIO-InBIO – Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, PORBIOTA connects the principal Portuguese research institutions working in biodiversity.

To know more about how Portugal contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.


The Dutch National Distributed Centre is hosted by the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. Moreover, The Netherlands hosts one of the LifeWatch ERIC Common Facilities, the Virtual Laboratory and Innovation Centre.

To know more about how The Netherlands contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.


The Italian National Distributed Centre is led and managed by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and is coordinated by a Joint Research Unit, currently comprising 35 members. Moreover, Italy hosts one of the LifeWatch ERIC Common Facilities, the Service Centre.

To know more about how Italy contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.


The Greek National Distributed Centre is funded by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology and is coordinated by the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, in conjunction with 47 associated partner institutions.

To know more about how Greece contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.


The Belgian National Distributed Centre makes varied and complementary in-kind contributions to LifeWatch ERIC. These are implemented in the form of long-lasting projects by various research centres and universities distributed throughout the country and supported by each respective political authority.

To know more about how Belgium contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.