April 25th, 2018
The 12th EBP meeting and the third LIFE EBP coordination meeting took place in Portugal
The 12th EBP meeting took place in Évora, Portugal, on April 12-13th 2018. A total of 19 persons from 11 different countries attended the event this time.
The attendants of the 12th EBP meeting at the University of Évora, Portugal
The progress of the automated data flow implementation (LIFE EBP Action A6) was one of the key points of the agenda. The data flow implementation and data provision structure (JSON structure) was described in detail and the kind of work that has to be done at both ends of the data flow (i.e. the local portal and the central data repository) was also introduced.
After starting with the connectivity with BirdTrack and ornitho, now the second step of Action A6 (i.e. implementing the automatic data flow mechanism for around a further 10 online systems or, at least, the equivalent of more than 80% of all data collected by the EBP partnership) will start. Due to budget and time limitations, the priority now would be to connect those systems/partners already in the partnership when the LIFE project started (the main target of this Action) and those operating in more than one country.
The overal progress of the LIFE EBP project and the potential outputs of the project that could be of interest for the European Commission were other important issues discussed in the meeting.
The Senate room at the University of Évora, a fantastic location for the EBP meeting