51st European Marine Biology Symposium: ECOPOTENTIAL presentation on the role of ecosystems functions and services as requirements for Protected Areas

 26 – 30 September 2016, Rhodes, Greece At the 51st European Marine Biology Symposium, held from 26 to 30 September in Rhodes, Greece, Herman Hummel and his colleagues illustrated the aims and role of ECOPOTENTIAL in a presentation entitled “The role of ecosystem functions and ecosystem services among the requirements for protected areas”. In the … Continue reading “51st European Marine Biology Symposium: ECOPOTENTIAL presentation on the role of ecosystems functions and services as requirements for Protected Areas”

Future climate projections for PAs: Climate Downscaling

26-27 September 2016, Pisa, Italy The general strategy for future climate projections in ECOPOTENTIAL Protected Areas was discussed and decided during the Workshop on Future Projections held in Pisa, Italy, on September 26–27 2016. More than 20 researchers attended the meeting, representing ten protected areas within the project: Hardangervidda, Camargue, Curonian Lagoon, Gran Paradiso, Kruger, … Continue reading “Future climate projections for PAs: Climate Downscaling”

Ecopotential @ Researchers Night!

30th September 2016, Greece, Portugal, Italy Ecopotential scientists could not miss the participation at the European Researchers night! In September 30, research institutions from all over Europe opened their gates to citizens and students and proudly showed their work and research infrastructures. ECOPOTENTIAL has been presented in Thessaloniki (Greece), Porto (Portugal), Lecce and Pisa (Italy) … Continue reading “Ecopotential @ Researchers Night!”

International LTER network’s first Open Science Meeting

9-13 October 2016, Kruger National Park, South Africa The first ILTER Open Science Meeting has taken place in the Kruger National Park in South Africa from Sunday, 9 October to Thursday, 13 October 2016. The conference has been hosted by the National Research Foundation, (NRF), the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the South … Continue reading “International LTER network’s first Open Science Meeting”

GEO-XIII Plenary Session

7-10 November 2016, St.  Petersburg, Russian Federation The GEO-XIII Plenary and Exhibition took place at the Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya hotel in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) from 7 to 10 November 2016 (http://www.earthobservations.org/geo13.php). GEO is a unique global network, including more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a … Continue reading “GEO-XIII Plenary Session”


15-17 November 2016, Irvine (CA), United State On 15-17 November 2016, the University of California at Irvine hosted the meeting between representatives of the ECOPOTENTIAL Project (Antonello Provenzale, Constantin Cazacu, Ghada El Serafy and Herman Hummel) and participants in the LIFE Network. LIFE (Linked Institutions for Future Earth) is an international network of institutions, researchers … Continue reading “LIFE-ECOPOTENTIAL Meeting”

2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference

 6-8 December 2016, Bruges – Belgium Bolstering understanding of ocean research and its possible applications for society at large is the most effective way to trigger concrete actions in favour of a healthier ocean. That was the main message behind the organization of the 2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference, CommOCEAN (Bruges, 6-8 December 2016). … Continue reading “2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference”


16 – 20 January 2017, Arles, France SWOS (Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service) and Ecopotential share more than being both two H2020 projects: SWOS aims to make best use of Remote Sensing data for monitoring Ecosystem Services in wetlands, with a particular focus on areas where availability of data is poor. Stakeholders’ involvement is essential in … Continue reading “Joint meeting ECOPOTENTIAL-SWOS”

Land-cover change monitoring and analysis workshop in the Negev

7 – 9 February 2017, Ben Gurion University – Sede Boker, Israel One of the major challenges in ECOPOTENTIAL is the detection of changes over time in Protected Areas. The use of GIS will be of major help for handling and analysing the required information. For this aim, the Remote Sensing Laboratory of Ben Gurion … Continue reading “Land-cover change monitoring and analysis workshop in the Negev”

Application of Earth Observation tools in protected areas workshop – Establishing a community of practice

2-5 May 2017, Pisa, Italy Innovative technologies for Earth Observation and modelling are emerging. European Protected Areas (PAs) have the opportunity to be at the forefront in their application, such as for demonstrating the value their ecosystems bring to society. The main aim of this meeting is to determine what kind of products and tools … Continue reading “Application of Earth Observation tools in protected areas workshop – Establishing a community of practice”

The 9th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium

1-13 January, 2017, Tokyo, Japan The 9th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium, to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 11-13 January, 2017, will address the theme of Earth Observations Supporting the Implementation of the SDGs in the Asia Pacific Region. The Symposium is being organized by Japan GEO and the GEO Secretariat, with the support of Japan’s … Continue reading “The 9th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium”

Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services – Science in action

6-7 February 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria The conference aims to bring together researchers from different countries to discuss the scientific aspects of mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services. It will be focused on the methods for mapping of ecosystem services, the challenges and problems of their implementation in the national assessments related to MAES. … Continue reading “Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services – Science in action”

ESA World Cover 2017 Conference

14 – 16 March 2017 – Frascati, Italy The European Space Agency together with GEO, FAO and EU are organising the WorldCover 2017 Conference. The event will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN from 14 to 16 March 2017. The conference is open to Land Cover users, scientists, students, representatives from National, European and International Space Agencies, … Continue reading “ESA World Cover 2017 Conference”