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Date: November 19th-20th 2019

Venue: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels

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Day 1 – Tuesday November 19th 2019 (open meeting)

09:30 – 10:00     Welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:20     Research infrastructures: at the service of science (Philip Van Avermaet, Department EWI)

10:20 – 10:40     LifeWatch ERIC: mission and recent developments (Christos Arvanitidis, CEO LifeWatch ERIC, on behalf of the Executive Board)

10:40 – 11:00     LifeWatch Belgium – A biodiversity infrastructure supporting science, industry, policy and civil society (Klaas Deneudt, VLIZ)

11:00 – 11:30     Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00     Moderated user consultation (Stefanie Dekeyzer, VLIZ)

12:00 – 12:40     Policy supporting use cases

  • If life was simple ….GPS tracking data provides new insight in the use of offshore wind farms by Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Eric Stienen, INBO)
  • Transboundary Land Cover Dataset for Nature Protection (Corentin Rousseau, WWF)
  • Surveillance of mosquitoes and other blood-sucking arthropods that can act as human disease vectors during foreign deployments of Belgian Defense (Leen Wilmaerts, Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces)
  • How the LifeWatch Species Information Backbone supports global fisheries policies and management (Lennert Schepers, VLIZ)

12:40 – 13:00     Industry supporting use cases

  • Using bird remains identification at the Belgian Air Force to improve flight safety (Commandant Serge SORBI, Wildlife Hazard Management Office, Belgian Air Force – Aviation Safety Directorate (ASD))
  • Gathering ecological data on movement behaviour of Atlantic cod in support of gas and oil industry (Jan Reubens, VLIZ)

13:00 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 14:30     Science supporting use cases

  • Tracking of marine predators in the Southern Ocean (Anton Van de Putte, RBINS)
  • CATREIN : CAmera Trap REsearch Infrastructure in support of a growing number of wildlife related research projects (Jim Casaer, INBO)
  • High resolution mapping of population dynamics in breeding birds in Wallonia (Antoine Derouaux, NATAGORA)

14:30 – 14:50     Transition towards the Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure SBDI – The new National Swedish e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (Holger Dettki, Swedish Species Information Centre (SSIC), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU))

14:50 – 15:30     Panel discussion: “The use of LifeWatch for science, policy and industry”

15:30 – 16:00     Poster session

16:00 – 17:00     Reception


Day 2 – Wednesday November 20th 2019 (by invitation only)

Day 2 of the Users & Stakeholders Meeting will be an extended project meeting with the Belgian LifeWatch partners, and will be by invitation only.

This meeting will be dedicated to discussing internal affairs concerning LifeWatch Belgium, input towards the upcoming LifeWatch General Assembly and closer collaboration between the ongoing LifeWatch projects in Belgium.