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Climate Information for Biodiversity

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Mitigating the pressure of climate change on biodiversity requires proper ecosystem management, but this is often hindered by a lack of climate information. In this online conference, experts highlight the interplay between biodiversity and climate, and emphasize the importance of climate information for biodiversity conservation. We also introduce you to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) for Biodiversity that offers tailored and operational bio-climatic indicators at global scale in an open platform with flexible tools. Finally, biodiversity experts from diverse organizations around the world showcase their use cases and how climate information from the service has promoted their case.

-- This event is an official partner event of the EU Green Week  -- 

Disclaimer: By registering for this conference, you confirm that you understand that your data will be stored electronically for enabling the virtual conference and only used for dissemination purposes (e.g., newsletter, announcements) and for invitations to further activities (e.g., follow-up demo’s), this strictly limited to the framework of the SIS Biodiversity project conducted within the EU Copernicus Climate Change Service program and led by the Belgian research center VITO. 

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Welcome to the online conference on open climate information for the biodiversity and ecosystems services community
Eline Vanuytrecht
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Introduction to the interplay between biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate (change)
Samantha Burgess Hilde Eggermont
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Stretch your legs during the short break!
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Demonstration of the open climate information service SIS Global Biodiversity (Sectoral Information System)
Hendrik Wouters Koen De Ridder
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Deep-dive into 3 biodiversity use cases: Climate suitability for grassland - Sea ice indicators - Thermal suitability for fish habitats
Mark Payne Mart Jüssi Agnese Reke
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Deep-dive into 3 climate suitability use cases: Tropical tree restoration in Central Africa - Golden-headed lion tamarin habitat in Brazil - European hedgerows
Marius Ekué Kim Driesen Steffi Dekegel
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Eline Vanuytrecht


Mark Payne

Senior research Oceans and Arctic

Samantha Burgess

Deputy Director Copernicus Climate Change Service (Copernicus/ECMWF)

Mart Jüssi

Biodiversity expert & researcher (Pro Mare)

Marius Ekué

Tree Species Scientific Coordinator

Hendrik Wouters

Climate R&D (VITO)

Hilde Eggermont

Biodiversity expert (Belgian Biodiversity Platform)

Merle Kuris

Nature conservation expert (BEF Estonia)

Kim Driesen

Project Engineer (Arcadis Belgium)

Steffi Dekegel

Biodiversity expert & Research assistant (Royal Zoological Society Antwerp)

Agnese Reke

Environmental expert (BEF Latvia)

Koen De Ridder

Climate R&D (VITO)

Eline Vanuytrecht

Climate R&D (VITO)

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Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VITO

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Developing tailored climate information for the biodiversity sector to support their combat against biodiversity loss

Centre for Research and Conservation (CRC) of the Antwerp Zoo Society

Towards a better understanding of wild and zoo animal populations

Arcadis Belgium

Leading global Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets

Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia

Ecologically sustainable solutions in strong socio-economic context

DTU Aqua

For optimum utilization of living aquatic resources

Bioversity International

Agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet

Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia

Sustainable and knowledge-based environmental management for a clean healthy environment

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Seal studies and sea-related research