Biodiversity in Focus: exploring the BioDT Pollinator prototype Digital Twin

This May 22nd at 10 AM (CEST), the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), also known as World Biodiversity Day, join us for a free, one-hour webinar exploring the BioDT prototype Digital Twin (pDT) for Pollinators.

The IDB is a global reminder of the importance of biodiversity for our planet's health. This year's theme "Be part of the Plan" calls on all stakeholders to take action and support the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, also known as the "The Biodiversity Plan". This plan outlines a roadmap for reversing biodiversity loss and creating a sustainable future for all.

Honey bees in crisis: The BioDT pDT steps in

The BioDT Pollinator pDT directly addresses the theme "Be Part of the Plan" by offering a powerful tool for understanding and improving the well-being of pollinators, particularly honey bees. Honey bees are essential for a healthy planet, but they face significant threats like habitat loss, diseases, and food scarcity.

The BioDT Pollinator pDT is a digital tool designed to assess the quality of landscapes for honey bees. This innovative prototype combines real-world data with advanced simulation techniques to provide actionable insights for conservation efforts.

The BioDT Pollinator pDT is built upon a robust technical foundation. Customised scripts meticulously translate real-world data (like land use maps and weather patterns) into a format that can be readily understood by the established BEEHAVE honey bee model. This model, originally developed in NetLogo, allows researchers to simulate honey bee behavior and performance under various conditions.

The BioDT project has equipped the pDT to process information spanning vast geographical areas, addressing the challenge of handling massive datasets. This means the honeybee survival prototype can potentially be used to analyse data across entire countries. Furthermore, by leveraging containerisation, the model can be effortlessly run on different supercomputers with minimal adjustments, ensuring efficient and timely results for large-scale simulations.

Join the webinar to learn more and most importantly, grab the opportunity to access the prototype Digital Twin.

This exciting webinar offers you a unique opportunity to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the BioDT project and its mission to promote biodiversity.
  • Explore the technical details behind the Pollinator pDT.
  • Witness a demonstration of the pDT's interactive Shiny app, allowing you to explore its functionalities firsthand.
  • Learn how the pDT integrates with other BioDT digital twins.
  • Participate in a live Q&A session with our expert team.

Register for the BioDT Pollinator pDT webinar today and help us build a future where pollinators, and all life, can thrive.

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22 May

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome and general introduction - Rita Giuffrida - Trust-IT Services

10:05 - 10:20

Overview of the BioDT Project and Pollinator pDT - Volker Grimm, UFZ

10:20 - 10:35

Technical Presentation of the Pollinator pDT - Juergen Groeneveld, UFZ

10:35 - 10:50

Demonstration of the Shiny App and Integration with Other BioDT pDTs - Kata Sara-aho, CSC

10:50 - 11:00

Q&A with the audience 



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Want to know more about pDT Pollinators, watch the interview with Jügen Groeneveld & Volker Grimm. 

BioDT Pollinator prototype Digital Twin