BioDT Annual Meeting 2023
The Annual Meeting of the Horizon Europe project BioDT was held in Leiden on 13-14 June 2023 and was hosted by the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. The aim of the Annual Meeting was to gather together as a consortium to facilitate cross-WP collaboration and to discuss upcoming project activities.
The meeting served as a significant event for researchers and experts involved in the BioDT project. It provided a platform for participants to come together and foster collaboration across different work packages (WP). With the event being held in a hybrid format, participants had the flexibility to attend either in person or remotely. The gathering aimed to facilitate cross-WP collaboration, allowing researchers from different domains to exchange knowledge, share insights, and forge partnerships that contributed to the project's overarching goals.
The meeting served as a platform to review the progress made so far, address any challenges or obstacles encountered, and collectively strategise for the future. Through these discussions, the consortium members aligned their efforts, leveraged each other's expertise, and ensured the smooth and effective advancement of the BioDT project.
Overall, the BioDT Annual Meeting held in Leiden was an important milestone in the project's timeline. It brought together researchers, experts, and stakeholders invested in biodiversity research and digital twin development, providing a unique opportunity to collaborate, exchange ideas, and strengthen the collective efforts towards understanding and preserving our planet's rich biodiversity.
BioDT posters were also presented during the Annual Meeting, and are now available via the project Zenodo community:
- Biodiversity Digital Twin: General Project Vision
- Technical platform architecture
- Grassland Biodiversity Dynamics
- Forest biodiversity under different management and climate change scenarios
- Digital twin linking cultural ecosystem services of recreational potential and biodiversity
- Crop wild relatives and genetic resources for food security
- DNA detected biodiversity in cryptic habitats – phylogenetic diversity
- DNA detected biodiversity in cryptic habitats – prioritisation of sampling
- Invasive alien species Digital Twin (IAS-DT)
- Honey bee performance in Germany - towards a Digital Twin prototype
- Disease Outbreaks: Wild boar – African Swine Fever