LifeWatch ERIC Scientific Community Meeting
The LifeWatch ERIC Scientific Community Meeting held in Rome from 27 to 29 May 2019 was the first event of the research infrastructure addressed to the wider scientific community of biodiversity and ecosystem researchers and technicians. The meeting brought together over 150 scientists and developers to generate and advance the discussion of the most promising lines of scientific development along three key themes: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Theory; Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning [and Services]; Data Analysis, Modelling & Supporting Disruptive Technologies. LifeWatch ERIC engaged its participants in identifying major gaps in scientific knowledge that need to be addressed in the next five to ten years, with particular emphasis on the key societal challenges regarding biodiversity and ecosystem science that we need to address, and proposing nature-based approaches to natural resource managers and decision-makers. More details on the Meeting’s dedicated minisite.