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1st Annual Meeting of the BioMonitor4CAP consortium in Lisbon

After the first project year passed by and preparations for the upcoming second monitoring season are well underway it was time for a recap with all BioMonitor4CAP project partners at the first annual meeting.

The project partner in Portugal Food4Sustainability CoLAB hosted all participants in Lisbon. The 3 days meeting provided a valuable opportunity to summarise the results achieved in the last year and strategize and plan work for the year ahead.

Europe forges new bonds between agriculture and biodiversity

Professor Christoph Scherber, Head of the Center for Biodiversity Monitoring at the Leibniz Institute for Biodiversity Change Research in Germany and coordinator of the BioMonitor4CAP project, on how environmental and economic challenges in agricultural farming systems can spur an ecological change. Read his interview in the latest Horizon Magazine here.

Another milestone achieved - Methodology for establishing the observatory database (M9)

We are delighted to announce that we achieved a significant milestone on the way to establishing the electronic directory network of European biodiversity observatory institutions, that is Milestone 9 in the BioMonitor4CAP project. This milestone aimed to identify relevant observatories, institutions, and networks that collect agro-biodiversity indicators and to facilitate access to this information through the centralization of these data on a website. By gathering the information in a clear and structured way in a centralized point (sub-page of our project site), the developed database will facilitate the development of agro-biodiversity monitoring and surveillance systems in Europe.

The methodology is developed within the framework of the Prisma Protocol, which ensures a high standard for data collection. The planned interface will be user-friendly and, for example, allows selecting countries and institutions from a map (see the preview below). The final database will be publicly available at the end of the year 2024.  

Thanks to all partners of WP 5 for their efforts and support in working on advanced biodiversity networking systems.

BioMonitor4CAP at AGRITECHNICA

AGRITECHNICA 2023 demonstrated the innovation power of agricultural technology. Under the guiding theme of GreenProductivity 🌱, topics such as productivity and resource conservation were given a large international stage. At the DLG booth, visitors were able to get a glimpse into the various projects that aim to boost, conserve and monitor biodiversity on farmland 🐝 🌱 🐞 🌺.

Members of the BioMonitor4CAP team were on site throughout the week to inform visitors about the project. The work of BioMonitor4CAP in the fields was visualized with a camera and Lego wildflowers, attracting numerous visitors.

Milestone #1 Achieved - Geodata base in operation

We are delighted to announce a significant milestone: the successful completion of Milestone 1 in the BioMonitor4CAP project. This milestone includes a data storage system for both RAW and processed data, along with a WebGIS platform to present data and results from Work Packages 2 and 3.

As we move forward, we are not only focused on incorporating spatial data sources for contextual insights in the major research sites but also committed to enhancing the user experience within the platform. This achievement has been made possible through valuable feedback from consortium members.

Thanks to all project partners for their efforts and support to work on advanced biodiversity monitoring systems.

 

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Newsletter #1 - Sept 2023

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Deliverables

Here you can find the submitted deliverables of the BioMonitor4CAP project.