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LifeWatch Biodiversity Day (October 28, 2021)

 

Date: Thursday, October 28th 2021

Venue: VAC (Virginie Lovelinggebouw), Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 70, 9000 Gent

 

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Preliminary program

Biologging & camera trapping

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13:05 – 13:10     Welcome (Jan Mees, VLIZ)

13:10 – 13:20     LifeWatch & biodiversity research (Lennert Schepers, VLIZ)

13:20 – 13:30     Intro on value of ESFRI-infrastructures (Michele Oleo, EWI)

13:30 – 14:00     KEYNOTE 1: Biotelemetry – Panoramic view into the aquatic world and a potent tool in the fishery manager’s toolbox (Kim Aarestrup, DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources) - more info

14:00 – 15:05     LifeWatch-session state of art

14:00 – 14:15     Building a bird tracking network through science, citizens and mobile phones (Eric Stienen, INBO) - more info

14:15 – 14:30     How the whereabouts of fish help for species conservation and impact assessment (Jan Reubens, VLIZ) - more info

14:30 – 14:45     Camera traps – CATREIN (Jim Casaer, INBO) - more info

14:45 – 14:55     Monitoring plankton: from microscopy to semi-automated imaging techniques (Isabelle Rombouts, VLIZ) - more info

14:55 – 15:05     Cetacean acoustic network (Elisabeth Debusschere, VLIZ) - more info

15:05 – 15:15     Sensor network for bat detection (Bob Vandendriessche, Natuurpunt Zoogdierenwerkgroep) - more info

15:15 – 15:40     Coffee break

15:40 – 16:15              Interactive session 

15:40 – 16:00     Technological innovation in tracking & tagging (Mindaugas Dagys, Ornitela) - more info

16:00 – 16:15     Spatio-temporal movement behaviour as the fundamental basis for applied management (Pieterjan Verhelst, UGent/INBO with input from Jim Casaer, INBO & Eric Stienen, INBO) - more info

16:15 – 16:45     KEYNOTE 2: A bird’s eye view onto GPS tracking: a decade of gull tagging along the Flemish and Dutch coast (Luc Lens, UGent & Wendt Müller, UAntwerpen) - more info

16:45 – 18:00     Reception

 


LifeWatch Partner Meeting

By invitation only

During the morning session an extended project meeting is scheduled 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.