Abstract Book & Presentations

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On the right side you will instead find our abstract book.

A cross-domain VRE to accelerate research on Non-Indigenous Invasive Species (NIS) Presenter: Christos Arvanitidis, LifeWatch ERIC | Download 

LifeWatch ERIC’s Biotope vulnerability workflow – CIMPAL (Cumulative IMPacts of invasive ALien species) version Presenter: Daniel Crespo, LifeWatch ERIC/University of Aveiro | Download

eScience solutions to address the known unknowns of invasion biology Presenter: Cristina Di Muri, National Research Council of Italy, CNR | Download

Improving biodiversity conservation: the role of the sRedList platform in streamlining and standardising Red List assessments Presenter:  Francesco De Leo, National Research Council of Italy, CNR | Download

The MARBEFES Project: MARine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning leading to Ecosystem Services Presenter: Barbara Górska, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences | Download

Nyctalus lasiopterus populations’ trends in Southern Europe: The Bermuda Triangle Presenter: Elena Tena López, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC | Download

Leveraging Digital Technology and Analytics for Sustainable Management of Regions in National Parks: The Case of Smart Poqueira Presenter: Julian Ignacio Urriza, University of Granada | Download

Designing a Biodiversity-Aware Vegetation Monitoring System for Post-Fire Recovery Transition in the Alta Murgia National Park Presenter:  Emanuele Costanzo, LifeWatch ERIC/National Research Council of Italy, CNR | Download

Communicating LifeWatch ERIC’s online services and tools to non-scientific audiences through a narrative communication strategy Presenter:  Julian Kenny, LifeWatch ERIC | Download

Towards digital twin oriented Virtual Research Environments Presenter: Peter van Tienderen, University of Amsterdam/LifeWatch ERIC | Download

An integrative overview of wildlife damage in a human-dominated world Presenter: Miguel De Gabriel Hernando, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC | Download

 Affinity factors and adjustment parameters for the economic valuation of vineyard ecosystems by benefit transfer | Presenter: Fernando Rodriguez, University of Salamanca | Download

An approach of application of unmanned and remote-controlled multi-sensor platforms together with space-based assets in the Spanish and Bulgarian Antarctica bases for ecosystem and habitat monitoring and mapping | Presenter: Miroslav Tsvetkov, Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy | Download

Pan-European data prism for ecopatch mapping | Presenter: Julien Radoux, Université catholique de Louvain | Download

Herb stratum biomass estimation through ultra-high resolution UAS remote sensing | Presenter: Manuel de Figueiredo Meyer, University of Porto | Download

A review of volunteered geographic information projects for ecosystem and habitat mapping | Presenter: Joaquín Osorio Arjona, University of Seville | Download

Biodiversity monitoring through ecological interaction networks: plant canopy-recruit and plant-mycorrhizal fungi interactions in the Andalusian Red Natura 2000 | Presenter: Jorge Prieto-Rubio, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC-EEZ | Download

AI applications developed in the context of Smart EcoMountains | Presenter: Rohaifa Khaldi, LifeWatch ERIC | Download

Do resident Lesser Kestrels forage over larger areas than migratory individuals during the non-breeding season Presenter: Javier Bustamante, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC | Download

Movement strategies of lesser and common kestrels across the annual cyclePresenter: Daniel García-Silveira, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC | Download 

Radar Aeroecology in the cloud, lowering the barrier to collaboration Presenter: Berend-Christiaan Wijers, University of Amsterdam | Download

Fine scale positioning and space use behaviour of the invasive species Callinectes sapidus in the Aquatina lagoon (SE Italy) Presenter: Vanessa Marrocco, LifeWatch ERIC | Download

The European Research Infrastructure LifeWatch ERIC and its support to the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Community | Presenter: Christos Arvanitidis, LifeWatch ERIC | Download

The European Open Science Cloud as a Service | Presenter: Ron Dekker, Technopolis Group | Download

The LifeWatch Species Information Backbone: an update and perspectives | Presenter: Stefanie Dekeyzer, Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ | Download

 EOSC, FAIR data, Open science: what, why, how | Presenter: Katrina Exter, Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ | Download

How Belgian fish tracking research benefits from the LifeWatch Virtual Research Environment of ETN | Presenter: Jan Reubens, Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ | Download

Bio-Oracle Version 3: Enhancing High-Resolution Marine Datasets for Ecological Modelling and Climate Change Predictions | Presenter: Salvador Fernández Bejarano, Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ | Download

MBON Europe: Marine Biodiversity Monitoring for Europe | Presenter: Juan J. Vergara, University of Cadiz | Download

Functional Traits Thesauri: sharing and reusing knowledge through semantic resources | Presenter: Jessica Titocci, National Research Council of Italy, CNR | Download

Building up collective knowledge through semantics | Presenter: Martina Pulieri, University of Salento | Download

Data mobilisation in the COST Action ParAqua | Presenter: Andrea Tarallo, National Research Council of Italy, CNR | Download

Towards a network of Operational Marine Biology: the ANERIS project | Presenter: Jaume Piera, Institut de Ciències del Mar, ICM-CSIC | Download

Long-term ecological research on marine hard-bottom communities using a network of genetic observatories, and introduction to the new LifeWatch workflow for data analysis | Presenter: Justine Pagnier, LifeWatch ERIC/University of Gothenburg | Download

Remote nevadensis: a tool for monitoring changes in Essential Biodiversity Variables in mountain ecosystems by means of remote sensing | Presenter: Javier Martínez-López, Andalusian Inter-University Institute for Earth System Research, IISTA-CEAMA | Download

Essential Ecosystem Service Variables and Models in Mountain Areas: A case study in Sierra Nevada (Spain) | Presenter: Javier Martínez-López, Andalusian Inter-University Institute for Earth System Research, IISTA-CEAMA | Download

Camera trapping, artificial intelligence, citizen science, and hierarchical models for biodiversity monitoring: a promising journey | Presenter: Simone Santoro, University of Huelva | Download

Challenges and preliminary results in building virtual laboratories to monitor Proteus anguinus and its karst groundwater habitat | Presenter: Gregor Aljančič, Institute Tular Cave Laboratory | Download

The ITINERIS project e-services for deepening current understanding on biodiversity and ecosystem responses to climate changes Presenter: Alberto Basset, University of Salento/LifeWatch ERIC 

Toward the adaptive co-management of Andalusian ecosystems: linking historical information with innovative science-policy processes at the Doñana National Park Presenter: Luis Santamaria, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC | Download

Wind Energy and Bats: A Match Made in Hell Presenter: Sonia Sánchez-Navarro, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC | Download

Upscaling phenology, water and CO2 fluxes with remote sensing for the validation of Earth Observation products Presenter: Ricardo Díaz-Delgado, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC | Download

 Environmental and Biodiversity Climate Change Lab (EnBiC2-Lab) Presenter: María Luisa Antequera Gómez, University of Málaga | Download

Tracking livestock movements to aid in the environmental management of the territory. Case studies from SUMHAL Project in Andalusia (Spain) | Presenter:  Antonio J. Pérez-Luque, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC-EEZ | Download

The role of renewable energy based power systems in the monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystems | Presenter: Diego Tejada, National Institute of Aerospace Technology, INTA | Download


Bees Conference

Please have a look at the provisional programme of the LifeWatch ERIC BEeS Conference. 

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Venue & logistics

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Conference Venue

The address where the Conference will be held is the following:
Paraninfo Room – Universidad de Sevilla
Edificio Rectorado de la Universidad de Sevilla
Calle San Fernando 4,
E-41004, Seville (Spain)

Social events

16:00 Guided tour to the Rectorado (Univ. Seville) building
Max. 30 participants per group, registration available at the conference venue.
20:00 Guided tour to the Alcázar Gardens
Distance approximately from the venue: 750 m.
21:30 Welcome Cocktail
A welcome cocktail for all participants will be organized after the guided tour.

*Meeting point:

Patio de Banderas
Pl. del Patio de Banderas, 10-4
41004, Seville

Sevilla SVQ Airport – Venue

Rectorado – Universidad de Sevilla is 12 km from the airport, around 20 minutes by car (in case of traffic the taxi driver could choose another route).

Taxi Service: +34  954 62 22 22 , +34 645 23 01 97 , +34 954 58 00 00


Bees Conference

Please have a look at the provisional programme of the LifeWatch ERIC BEeS Conference. 

Latest update 23/05/2023


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BEeS 2023

Bees Conference

The LifeWatch ERIC BEeS Conference features seven different topic sessions, for which abstracts over 65 abstracts have been submitted.

Our Abstract Book has just been released. Browse it below.


End User Webinar


The webinars are particularly aimed at IT architects, Research Infrastructure (RI) service developers and user support staff, and RI staff working on user interaction and community/network building. Links to the sessions will be provided upon registration.

Webinar #1: Service validation & evaluation: making sure your services are up to the task

Friday 17 June, 10:00-11:30 CEST

Zoom (link to be provided upon registration)


  • Validating services & assessing their TRL – Mark van de Sanden (SURF)
  • Service evaluation: why & how – Yin Chen (EGI)
  • Evaluating ENVRI services: experiences from the ENVRIplus – Maggie Hellström (ICOS)
  • Q&A and general discussion – plenary

Webinar #2: Service documentation & tutorials: rolling out the red carpet for end users

Thursday 23 June, 10:00-11:30 CEST

Zoom (link to be provided upon registration)


  • Writing effective service documentation for EUDAT services – Rob Carrillo (EUDAT& Chris Ariyo (EUDAT/CSC)
  • Service tutorial design: experiences from EOSC Synergy – Helen Clare (Jisc)
  • Using Jupyter Notebooks to introduce services to “new” end users – Maggie Hellström (ICOS)
  • Q&A and general discussion – plenary














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Please click on the tabs below to see the full programme day-by-day.



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Maggie Hellström



Maria Teresa Manca

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LifeWatch ERIC


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LifeWatch ERIC


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Approximate distance: 50 km

By Bus: Take bus COTRAP (the bus stop is on the right of arrival area). The bus takes about 40 minutes and it stops at Lecce at the Foro Boario/City Terminal.

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Approximate distance: 150 km

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