A new book about Global Change Impacts in Sierra Nevada

A new book from our #protectedareas, Sierra Nevada (Spain), entitled: “Global Change Impacts in Sierra Nevada: Challenges for conservation” #conservation #globalchange has been published. Sierra Nevada Global Change Observatory is a long term monitoring program to assess the effects of global change in Sierra Nevada, a high mountain region located in southern Spain. Since 2007 … Continue reading “A new book about Global Change Impacts in Sierra Nevada”

ECOPOTENTIAL research at the SCERIN workshop in Slovakia

18-22 July 2016, Zvolen, Slovakia On 18-22 of July 2016 over 40 participants (academics and researchers) from 13 countries – Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, USA – met in the framework of SCERIN (South Central and Eastern European Regional Information Network) Capacity Building Workshop (CBW) in … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL research at the SCERIN workshop in Slovakia”

European Ecosystem Services Conference

19-23 September 2016, Antwerp, Belgium The 2016 ESP Ecosystem Services (ESs) European Union Conference (http://www.esconference2016.eu/) was held on the 19th-23rd of September in Antwerp Belgium. The conference featured presentations and discussions spanning a wide berth of Ecosystem Services applications, from conceptual frameworks to case study investigations. There were representatives from industry who exhibited their developments … Continue reading “European Ecosystem Services Conference”

Shared Ecopotential-Swos stand at the ESP-ESS conference

20th September 2016, Antwerp, Belgium At the last European conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership, a networking day (20th of September) was organized with 40 stands from the community, where businesses, practitioners, policymakers and researchers met and showcased their work. In this occasion, partners of ECOPOTENTIAL and SWOS worked together to organize a stand at … Continue reading “Shared Ecopotential-Swos stand at the ESP-ESS conference”

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”