Programme

Thursday 20 May 2021: Marine domain

09.30 - 10.00 | Welcome to the LifeWatch ERIC Internal Joint Initiative

Alberto Basset – Service Centre Director

Juan Miguel González-Aranda – Chief Technology Officer/ICT Core Director

Christos Arvanitidis – Chief Executive Officer

10.00 - 11.30 | Round Table 1: Cooperation between Research Infrastructures in the marine domain in the framework of NIS threats and challenges jointly organised with ENVRI-FAIR

Chairperson: Alberto Basset – Service Centre Director

Andreas Petzold – IAGOS AISBL, Forschungszentrum Juelich

Juan José Dañobeitia –  EMSO ERIC

Wiebe Kooistra – SZN

Christos Arvanitidis – Chief Executive Officer

11.45 - 13.15 | Session 1: Long term monitoring of hard-bottom marine communities (IJI Validation Case #2)

Chairperson: Matthias Obst – University of Gothenburg

  • Presentation of scientific (Katrina Exter – VLIZ Marine Observation Centre) and technological (Antonio José Sáenz-Albanés – LifeWatch ERIC ICT Core) results of the ARMS workflow:  photographic and genetic data from Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) to track NIS colonisation of European waters and monitor long-term changes of marine hard-bottom communities.
  • General discussion with relevant contributions from international initiatives/projects, including Dimitra Mavraki – HCMR, LifeWatch Greece.

14.30 - 16.00 | Round Table 2: Impact of NIS on marine ecosystems, jointly organised with ENVRI-FAIR

Chairpersons: Klaas Deneudt – VLIZ Marine Observation Centre & Sergej Olenin – Klaipeda University

Klaas Deneudt – VLIZ Marine Observation Centre

Sergej Olenin – Klaipeda University

Matthias Obst – University of Gothenburg

Christos Arvanitidis – Chief Executive Officer

16.15 - 17.45 | Session 2: Understanding marine/transitional NIS occurrence and trophic niches dynamics (IJI Validation Case #4)

Chairperson: Salvatrice Vizzini – University of Palermo

Rapporteur: Elisa Morón López – LifeWatch ERIC ICT Core

  • Presentation of scientific (Giorgio Mancinelli – University of Salento) and technological (Antoni Huguet-Vives – LifeWatch ERIC ICT Core) results of the Crustaceans workflow: occurrence and stable isotope data to monitor trophic position of invasive crustaceans in marine and freshwater ecosystems and trophic changes within invaded food webs.
  • General discussion with relevant contributions from international initiatives/projects, including Paraskevi Karachle – HCMR.

17.45 - 18.00 | Wrap up Day One.

Friday 21 May 2021: Terrestrial and freshwater domain

09.00 - 10.30 | Round Table 3: Ecological, economic and social impact of NIS: contributions from advanced research

Chairperson: Montserrat Vilà – CSIC, LifeWatch Spain

Rapporteur: Alberto Basset, LifeWatch ERIC

Ana Cristina Cardoso – European Commission | JRC

Mike Elliott –  University of Hull

Montserrat Vilà – CSIC, LifeWatch Spain

Pablo González-Moreno – University of Cordoba, LifeWatch Spain

José Manuel Avila Castuera – LifeWatch ICT Core

10.30 - 12.00 | Session 3: Mapping the invasion: detection and monitoring through remote sensing (IJI Validation Case #1)

Chairperson: Julien Radoux – UCLouvain

  • Presentation of scientific (Cristina Tarantino & Angela Martiradonna –  Italian National Research Council) and technological (Ismael Navas – University of Málaga) results of the Ailanthus workflow: occurrence information of the invasive plant A. altissima using satellite data. This workflow model is a robust tool that can be adapted to the study of different geographical areas and plant species.
  • General discussion with relevant contributions from international initiatives/projects.

12.00 - 13.30 | Publisher Round Table 4: How Open Science and Open Access Data benefit researchers

Chairpersons: Alberto Basset – Service Centre Director & Arturo Ariño Plana – University of Navarra, LifeWatch Spain

Lyubomir Penev & Vincent Smith – Biodiversity Data Journal

Andrew Townsend Peterson – Biodiversity Informatics

Stelios Katsanevakis – BioInvasions Records

Quentin Groom – Meise Botanic Garden

Arturo Ariño Plana – University of Navarra, LifeWatch Spain

14.15 - 15.45 | Round Table 5: IJI e-services and disruptive technologies for NIS research

Chairpersons: Juan Miguel González-Aranda – Chief Technology Officer/ICT Core Director & Wim Jansen – European Commission

Joris Timmermans – LifeWatch ERIC VLIC: Scientific development for Essential Biodiversity Variables workflows

Ilaria Rosati – Italian National Research Council, LifeWatch Italy & Nicola Fiore – LifeWatch ERIC ICT Team: Semantics and Ontologies-related technologies

Isabel Campos Plasencia – LifeWatch ERIC STAB: HPC and Cloud-related technologies

José F. Aldana Montes – University of Málaga, LifeWatch ERIC ICT Core: Big Data Analytics and Workflows composition

Lucia Vaira – LifeWatch ERIC Service Centre & Antoni Huguet-Vives – LifeWatch ERIC ICT Core: Towards new user-friendly interfaces

Antonio-José Sáenz-Albanés – LifeWatch ERIC ICT Core: Integration within LifeWatchERIC Tesseract VRE

Siham Tabik – ICT Core UGR: AI Deep Learning

15.45 - 17.15 | Session 4: eDNA metabarcoding as a tool for early detection of nonindigenous freshwater species (IJI Validation Case #5)

Chairperson: Christos Arvanitidis – Chief Executive Officer

  • Presentation of scientific (Ana Filipa Filipe – CIBIO-InBIO) and technological (José F. Aldana Montes – University of Málaga, LifeWatch ERIC ICT Core) results of the Metabarcording workflow: collecting eDNA data of freshwater fish to update national NIS databases.
  • General discussion with relevant contributions from international initiatives/projects, including Mirjam Boonstra – Life Mica.

17.15 - 18.45 | Session 5: Habitat vulnerability to NIS and impact on biotopes (IJI Validation Case #3)

Chairperson: Alberto Basset – Service Centre Director

  • Presentation of scientific (Julien Radoux – UCLouvain & Heliana Teixeira – University of Aveiro) and technological (Jesús Gallardo & Nikos Minadakis – LifeWatch ERIC ICT Core) results of the Biotope vulnerability workflow: ecosystem and habitat vulnerability mapping at national and continental scale to infer the relevance of key risk factors and intrinsic resistance/resilience components. This workflow is suitable for all types of aquatic (freshwater and marine) and terrestrial ecosystems.
  • General discussion with relevant contributions from international initiatives/projects.

18.45 - 19.00 | Final remarks and invitation to the hands-on workshop

Juan Miguel González-Aranda – Chief Technology Officer/ICT Core Director

Alberto Basset – Service Centre Director

Peter H. Van Tienderen – VLIC Director

Friday 4 June 2021: Hands-on session

09:30 – 12:30 | Training and running practical activities on workflows and VREs

09:30 – 09:40: Welcome and introduction

09:40 – 11:00: LifeWatch ERIC Metadata Catalogue – how to create and publish metadata records

11:00 – 12:30: LifeWatch ERIC Tesseract – the Crustaceans workflow

e-Science for NIS research workshop