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19 June 2024
eLTER-related research was showcased at this year's "Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop 7 (WOW7)," held every five years at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Pablo F. Méndez, a member of eLTER RI's social-ecological team, presented a synthesis of a two-decade-long case study from the Doñana LTSER Platform.The synthesis provides an approach for institutional diagnosis aimed at transformative environmental governance in social-ecological systems (SES). It focuses on designing policies to ad...
4 June 2024
From June 4th to 18th the Integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological Research (eLTER) is presenting its first physical exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria.Located at Lover’s Bridge, one of the most central venues in the capital for such events, visitors could see 58 photos showcasing the work of eLTER scientists and their key role in combating the grand societal challenges.The authors – Evgeni Dimitrov and Kaloyan Konstantinov - spent half a year preparing the so-calle...
27 May 2024
The sixth eLTER SPF meeting took place on 7-8 May 2024. Over 100 persons from 26 countries gathered online to network, get updated on the latest developments in eLTER, ask questions and discuss challenges and ways forward as eLTER develops. The topics ranged from Standard Observations protocols to Integrated Governance and from Legacy Data mobilisation to new LTSER Platform requirements without forgetting presentations from the diverse eLTER Sites and eLTSER Platforms. In the beginning of t...
23 May 2024
As part of eLTER's journey to find hosts for core and several other services that are part of the adopted SRI 12+ scenario (implementation of a skeleton eLTER RI with at least 12 member countries), eLTER conducted a second call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) between 7 February and 15  April 2024. In this call, EoIs had to be mandated by the institutional directorate or a higher funding authority (e.g. a ministerial representative) to approach binding commitments as a basis for sustainabl...
22 May 2024
We are happy to present the new members of the eLTER Head Office and General Executive Team that joined eLTER PLUS, eLTER PPP, and eLTER EnRich in the last few months. Learn more about them below. Anja RabeAnja has a Master’s degree in English and Business administration and has been working in project management for 20 years. From 2015 until 2024 she was employed at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, first as a project assistant in the Department of International Relations...
14 May 2024
The General Assembly 2024 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) took place from 14–19 April 2024 in Vienna, Austria. The event welcomed around 21,000 attendees representing geoscientists from all over the world and covering all disciplines of the earth, planetary and space sciences. Most of the participants attended on-site in Vienna, with around 2,500 people joining online. With an impressive total of 18,896 presentations across 1,044 sessions, the Assembly showcased the diverse expertise and...
13 May 2024
Are you ready to contribute to cutting-edge environmental research? The eLTER Science Conference will take place from 23 to 27 June 2025 in Tampere, Finland and we are seeking your expertise! We're thrilled to announce the call for both scientific sessions and workshops to enrich our upcoming conference experience.Call for Sessions:We're inviting proposals for scientific sessions covering a broad spectrum of topics, from disciplinary research to systems syntheses and recommendations. Whether you...
1 May 2024
From 9-12 April 2024, the eLTER General Executive Team (GET) gathered at the LTER Biologische Station Neusiedler See, close to Lake Neusiedl in Illmitz, Austria. This meeting served as a pivotal opportunity for the GET members to convene in person and meet the new members who have joined the team in the last months.Throughout the retreat, GET members engaged in active discussions, exploring challenges and opportunities on the horizon. A highlight of the gathering was a card game designed to...
15 April 2024
The University of Michigan Institute for Global Change Biology (UM-IGCB) in collaboration with the Utah State University (USU) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead an exciting project assessing the causes and consequences of lagging ecological community responses to climate change. The candidate will analyse and synthesise global change experiments and observations, with a focus on the plant communities and ecosystem acclimation to climate change. This position offers a unique...
10 April 2024
The One Forest Vision Initiative is a new research programme between African countries and France launched in 2023 with a duration of five years, aiming to monitor changes of central african rainforests for height, biomass and diversity, in order to better understand the impacts of climate change and anthropogenic pressure on these diverse and important ecosystems, and provide science-based knowledge to protect and restore forests in the region. As part of the initiative, two research posit...
21 February 2024
The 18th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks will take place from 30 September to 3 October 2024 at Chania, Greece, at the Old Port of Chania – Chania Culture Centre. The objective of the 18th edition is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussions on our current state of knowledge of Mediterranean risks in a climate change context. Different aspects related to monitoring, assessment, diagnosis, prediction, and definition of weather extremes, wildfires, hydro-geological effec...
16 February 2024
The University of Bucharest hosted the closing conference for the project “Consolidating the capacity for ecosystemic research and biodiversity of the University of Bucharest through e-science and technology”, co-financed by the European Union via the European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Programme Competitiveness 2014-2020.The event, which took place in “Ioan Mihăilescu” Hall of the Rectorate building, reunited members of the UB administrative board, representatives of the...
12 February 2024
Do you want to support the development of tools for science-based decision making for solving some of the today’s grand challenges, such as biodiversity loss and climate change? Join CSC's international group of scientists, supercomputing experts and software developers.They are are looking for a Scientific Coordinator to join CSC's Digital Twin Technologies (DTT) group. The Scientific Coordinator will lead the project management office of the Horizon Europe Biodiversity Digital Twin (BioDT) pro...
14 November 2023
An article on ”Integrating carbon sequestration and biodiversity impacts in forested ecosystems” was published in the Ambio journal Special Issue: Carbon sequestration and biodiversity impacts in forested ecosystems, on 16 October 2023. This issue contains several papers where LTER data has been used in spatial modelling, remote sensing, developments of research infrastructures, and prioritization of important areas for biodiversity and carbon values. The special issue also contains papers on ec...
6 November 2023
ACTRIS Science Conference 2024 is scheduled from the 13th to the 16th of May 2024 in the beautiful city of Rennes, France. The conference welcomes contributions that span the entire spectrum of ACTRIS scientific activities. This will be the first physical ACTRIS Science Conference, providing a unique opportunity for scientists to gather in person.The abstract submission for the ACTRIS Science Conference 2024 is officially underway and will be running by 7 December 2023! To submit your abstr...
2 November 2023
Two teams of visiting researchers received funding from the eLTER Transnational Access scheme to visit the UK during the Summer. They visited sites in the UK Environmental Change Network (UKECN).A group from the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel, led by Elli Groner, visited the Cairngorms site in Scotland to investigate the impact of a reduction of snow days on above and below ground arthropod activity in this sub-alpine, mountainous area. They collected specimens from the soil surface v...
17 October 2023
The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University (AU-ENVS), Roskilde Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year position as postdoc in aerosol properties and Aerosol Cloud Interaction (ACI). The position is to be filled by January 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is subject to negotiation.This position is part of the project Clouds and climate transitioning to post-fossil aerosol regime (CleanCloud) funded under the Horizon Europe framework. The aim of the project is t...
12 October 2023
ACTRIS Science Conference 2024 is looking for contributions on the topics covering all aspects of ACTRIS scientific activities. The conference will take place from 13 – 16 May 2024 in Rennes, France and will allow scientists to get together physically for the first time. More information is available here.Deadline for abstract submission is 7 December 2023 using dedicated templates.
1 August 2023
The Environment Agency Austria (ЕАА) organised this year's joint Task Force Meeting for ICP Integrated Monitoring and ICP Waters of the Geneva Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). The event took place at the WasserCluster Lunz in Austria and gathered a total of 60 experts from 17 countries. During the event, EAA also presented the results of 30 years of ecosystem monitoring at the Zöbelboden site, which is part of LTER Austria and a candidate for the...
31 July 2023
The advanced course "Use of Technology in Field Biology '' took place between 6-9 June 2023 at Herdade da Ribeira Abaixo (HRA), one of the sites included in the Portuguese LTsER Montado platform. This course focused on the use of technological tools, which are increasingly employed in the collection of animal ecology field data, mainly due to the development of equipment that allows for automatic recording and storage of environmental information. The students received training on the use o...
19 June 2024
eLTER-related research was showcased at this year's "Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop 7 (WOW7)," held every five years at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Pablo F. Méndez, a member of eLTER RI's social-ecological team, presented a synthesis of a two-decade-long case study from the Doñana LTSER Platform.The synthesis provides an approach for institutional diagnosis aimed at transformative environmental governance in social-ecological systems (SES). It focuses on designing policies to ad...
4 June 2024
From June 4th to 18th the Integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological Research (eLTER) is presenting its first physical exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria.Located at Lover’s Bridge, one of the most central venues in the capital for such events, visitors could see 58 photos showcasing the work of eLTER scientists and their key role in combating the grand societal challenges.The authors – Evgeni Dimitrov and Kaloyan Konstantinov - spent half a year preparing the so-calle...
27 May 2024
The sixth eLTER SPF meeting took place on 7-8 May 2024. Over 100 persons from 26 countries gathered online to network, get updated on the latest developments in eLTER, ask questions and discuss challenges and ways forward as eLTER develops. The topics ranged from Standard Observations protocols to Integrated Governance and from Legacy Data mobilisation to new LTSER Platform requirements without forgetting presentations from the diverse eLTER Sites and eLTSER Platforms. In the beginning of t...
23 May 2024
As part of eLTER's journey to find hosts for core and several other services that are part of the adopted SRI 12+ scenario (implementation of a skeleton eLTER RI with at least 12 member countries), eLTER conducted a second call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) between 7 February and 15  April 2024. In this call, EoIs had to be mandated by the institutional directorate or a higher funding authority (e.g. a ministerial representative) to approach binding commitments as a basis for sustainabl...
22 May 2024
We are happy to present the new members of the eLTER Head Office and General Executive Team that joined eLTER PLUS, eLTER PPP, and eLTER EnRich in the last few months. Learn more about them below. Anja RabeAnja has a Master’s degree in English and Business administration and has been working in project management for 20 years. From 2015 until 2024 she was employed at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, first as a project assistant in the Department of International Relations...
14 May 2024
The General Assembly 2024 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) took place from 14–19 April 2024 in Vienna, Austria. The event welcomed around 21,000 attendees representing geoscientists from all over the world and covering all disciplines of the earth, planetary and space sciences. Most of the participants attended on-site in Vienna, with around 2,500 people joining online. With an impressive total of 18,896 presentations across 1,044 sessions, the Assembly showcased the diverse expertise and...
13 May 2024
Are you ready to contribute to cutting-edge environmental research? The eLTER Science Conference will take place from 23 to 27 June 2025 in Tampere, Finland and we are seeking your expertise! We're thrilled to announce the call for both scientific sessions and workshops to enrich our upcoming conference experience.Call for Sessions:We're inviting proposals for scientific sessions covering a broad spectrum of topics, from disciplinary research to systems syntheses and recommendations. Whether you...
1 May 2024
From 9-12 April 2024, the eLTER General Executive Team (GET) gathered at the LTER Biologische Station Neusiedler See, close to Lake Neusiedl in Illmitz, Austria. This meeting served as a pivotal opportunity for the GET members to convene in person and meet the new members who have joined the team in the last months.Throughout the retreat, GET members engaged in active discussions, exploring challenges and opportunities on the horizon. A highlight of the gathering was a card game designed to...
1 April 2024
From 13 - 14 March 2024, the newly formed eLTER Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Team met in person to discuss the agile development of eLTER CI components at a workshop in Vienna. The distributed team is composed of experts from BSI (Serbia), CNR (Italy), CSC (Finland), EAA (Austria), MUNI (Czech Republic), UFZ (Germany), UH (Finland), and UNITY (Germany). The team main responsibility will be to develop CI components for and across the three eLTER projects PPP, PLUS, and Enrich. Sprint planning will st...
14 March 2024
eLTER actively participated in the annual Helmholtz Topic 5 meeting titled “Landscape of the Future – Securing Terrestrial Ecosystems and Freshwater Resources under Natural Dynamics and Global Change”, held at the UFZ premises in Leipzig on 5-6 March 2024. This was the first meeting of all four participating Helmholtz centres: AWI, HEREON, GFZ and UFZ.During the meeting, eLTER showcased a poster presentation focusing on 'eLTER Standard Observations as a blueprint for internationalisation of in-s...
15 April 2024
The University of Michigan Institute for Global Change Biology (UM-IGCB) in collaboration with the Utah State University (USU) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead an exciting project assessing the causes and consequences of lagging ecological community responses to climate change. The candidate will analyse and synthesise global change experiments and observations, with a focus on the plant communities and ecosystem acclimation to climate change. This position offers a unique...
10 April 2024
The One Forest Vision Initiative is a new research programme between African countries and France launched in 2023 with a duration of five years, aiming to monitor changes of central african rainforests for height, biomass and diversity, in order to better understand the impacts of climate change and anthropogenic pressure on these diverse and important ecosystems, and provide science-based knowledge to protect and restore forests in the region. As part of the initiative, two research posit...
8 March 2024
Restore4Life* just announced its Call for Associated Regions!The Call seeks at least 5 Associated Regions** to provide them with technical assistance for utilising Restore4Life's outcomes and knowledge to prepare roadmaps, plans, and projects for wetland ecosystem restoration in their territory. This will involve the twinning of each Associated Region with a similar demonstration site and the provision of technical advisory services necessary to prepare roadmaps, plans and projects to restore ec...
6 March 2024
The announced position is to be occupied in the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMKIFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The "Atmospheric Variability and Trends" Research Group is founded in the field of atmospheric chemistry and physics. The team operates the midlatitude sites - Zugspitze (2964 m a.s.l.), Schneefernerhaus (2650 m a.s.l.) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (734 m a.s.l.) - which is one of the best-equipped atmospheric observation facilities...
6 March 2024
The AERONET Science and Application Exchange organizing team is excited to invite researchers, scientists, engineers, data users, and professionals worldwide to submit abstracts for presentations at the upcoming exchange. The event will serve as a platform for exchanging knowledge, insights, and advancements in the field of atmospheric aerosols measurements while focusing on AErosol RObotic NEtwork (AERONET) science and its diverse applications.February 26 – Abstract Submission opensApril 15 – A...
22 February 2024
The Coastal Ocean research group at the Physical and Spatial Oceanography Laboratory (LOPS) unit at Ifremer offers an open position for a Scientific co-founder of the European research infrastructure for coastal ocean observation.As a research unit, the LOPS develops and participates in oceanographic research programmes that contribute to increasing knowledge and understanding of ocean dynamics at different scales of space and time and study the relationships between the Ocean and other Ear...
21 February 2024
The abstract submission for the Caspian Basin in Transition Conference “Bridging Geosciences and Environmental Challenges” is open by 21 March 2024, 14:00 Baku time (UTC +4). The conference will take place in Baku (Azerbaijan) from 3 - 6 June 2024.The authors can specify which format they prefer during the submission process. Online presentations may be organised in a hybrid format upon request. Abstracts will be taken into consideration to be developed and lengthened to an article format and su...
19 February 2024
KIT is searching for a creative and communicative colleague to join the land-ecosystem modelling group in the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You will be developing and applying advanced model systems (i.e., the dynamic global vegetation model LPJ-GUESS or coupled socio-economic/ecological models (LandSyMM)). Your skills will help to solve questions of utmost importance, posed by the combined challenges of cl...
19 February 2024
This 18-month position with Dr. Bourin, Dr. Font and Prof. Riffault, will be focussing on the analysis of the spatial and temporal variability of the PAHs collected in atmospheric samples and deposits to study their sources and transport patterns.The selected candidate is expected to: consolidate the databases to assess their quality and combine multiple datasets from several projects analyse the data using statistical techniques to evaluate spatial and temporal variability and/or tren...
9 February 2024
ICOS Science Conference 2024 (#ICOS2024SC) will take place during 10-12 September in Versailles Palais des Congrès, France, and online.ICOS, eLTER, ACTRIS RIs will jointly organise a session (Session 17# Best Practices in the landscape of Research Infrastructures: Cooperation, Co-location and other lessons learned), and you are warmly welcome to submit an abstract.Session 17. Best Practices in the landscape of Research Infrastructures: Cooperation, Co-location and other lessons learnedConveners:...