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

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

Christos Arvanitidis – LifeWatch ERIC

Juan José Dañobeitia –  EMSO ERIC

Andreas Petzold – IEK

Ingrid Puillat – Ifremer*

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

- 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.

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

Klaas Deneudt – VLIZ Marine Observation Centre

Matthias Obst – University of Gothenburg

Sergej Olenin – Klaipeda University

Herman Hummel*

Dick Schaap – MARIS*

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

- 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 coastal and transitional 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

Ana Cristina Cardoso – European Commission | JRC

Mike Elliot –  University of Hull

Piero Genovesi –  ISPRA*

Pablo González-Moreno – University of Cordoba

Therese M. Poland – U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service*

Montserrat Vilà – EBD-CSIC

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

- Presentation of scientific (Cristina Tarantino & Angela Martiradonna –  Italian National Research Council) and technological (Ismael Navas – UMA ICT Core) 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

Marnie Campbell – Management of Biological Invasions*

Stelios Katsanevakis – BioInvasions Records*

Ingolf Kühn – NeoBiota*

Lyubomir Penev – Biodiversity Data Journal

Friedrich Recknagel – Ecological Informatics*

Daniel Simberloff – Biological Invasions*

Vincent Smith – Biodiversity Data Journal

Andrew Townsend Peterson – Biodiversity Informatics

Eric Wajnberg – BioControl*

Fred Wells – Aquatic Invasion*

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

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

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

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

Antonio-José Sáenz-Albanés – LifeWatch ERIC ICT Core: Vision of technology integration into Tesseract-VREs

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

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

Pedro Villar Castro – UGR ICT Core: 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)

- Presentation of scientific (Ana Filipa Filipe – CIBIO-InBIO) and technological 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.

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

- Presentation of scientific (Julien Radoux – UCLouvain & Heliana Texteira – 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 (TBC)

Juan Miguel González-Aranda – Chief Technology Officer

Alberto Basset – Service Centre Director

Peter H. Van Tienderen – Director of VLab & Innovation Centre


Friday 4 June 2021: Hands-on session

09:30 – 12:30 | Training and running practical activities on workflows and VREs
This is a practical session which will only be offered if sufficient participants register in advance. Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to attend and we will confirm arrangements.

e-Science for NIS research workshop