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LifeWatch Belgium Users & Stakeholders Meeting

LifeWatch Belgium: a highly innovative infrastructure for biodiversity research The second edition of the LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders meeting was organised at the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) in Brussels to report on progress, on 19 November, 2019. This event was open to all users and stakeholders connected with th...

Round Table COP25

The 25th UN Climate Change Conference, originally planned for Chile, is taking place in Madrid, Spain, 2-13 December, 2019.  LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technical Officer, Juan Miguel González-Aranda and Francisco Hernández, Coordinator of LifeWatch Belgium, presented on Tuesday 10 December to the Round Table COP25: Opportunities & Challenges and...

EU-CELAC Working Party

The 3rd Policy Workshop, the 4th WG meeting of the EU-LAC Working Group on Research Infrastructures in San José, Costa Rica, 27-28 November 2019, was dedicated to the Governance of Research Infrastructures under the perspective of scientific collaboration between Europe and Latin American and Caribbean countries. LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technical Off...

Covergence Global Blockchain Congress

From 11 to 13 November 2019, we actively participated in Convergence the Global Blockchain Congress 2019 held in Málaga (Spain). This was a great chance of  presenting our Blockchain platform "LifeBlock", establishing LifeWatch ERIC as the first Environmental ESFRI in using Blockchain technologies. It was also a great chance to award winners o...

LifeWatch ERIC Internal Joint Initiative

Non-indigenous and Invasive species (NIS) are considered a major threat to biodiversity around the globe: they can impact ecosystems in many ways by outcompeting or predating on native species. Who has not heard of the Burmese pythons in Florida that eat alligators? The negative impact of imported rats and cats that have decimated island fauna popu...