FAOLEX is a database of national legislation, policies and bilateral agreements on food, agriculture and natural resources management. It is administered by the Development Law Service (LEGN) of the FAO Legal Office and it is constantly updated, with an average of 8,000 new entries per year. It currently contains legal and policy documents from more than 200 countries in over 40 languages.
On 26-27 May 2021, 35 participants from 20 countries representing 22 OBIS nodes participated in the 4th session of the OBIS Executive Committee, which was also held as an interim OBIS steering group meeting. The committee reviewed the status of the 2021 OBIS work plan and discussed new activities.
LifeWatchGreece participated in this session; through the Mediterannean OBIS Node - MedOBIS.
The Kick-off meeting of the new project SocioCoast “Support Promotion of Beaches and Coastal Areas and Problem Reporting using Crowdsourcing” which is funded under Interreg V-A Greece – Cyprus, took place virtually at 15th June 2021.
Access to research infrastructures: Call 3 opens on 15 March 2021
Call closes 15 April, 17.00 UK time. SYNTHESYS offers unique research opportunities to scientists worldwide. Transnational Access is provided to:
• European collections comprising more than half of the world’s natural history specimens
• World class libraries
• State-of-the-art facilities including imaging, chemical, and molecular laboratories
• Support from in-house scientists, including researchers, facilities staff, and collections managers
What is ENVRI week?
ENVRI week is a week dedicated to Environmental Research Infrastructures. During the runtime of the ENVRI-FAIR project, it is organized once a year. ENVRI week hosts ENVRI-FAIR project related sessions as well as several other sessions targeting different groups of stakeholders.
An outline of the preliminary agenda can be downloaded from here.
ENVRI Community International Winter School on DATA FAIRness January 11-22, 2021
Deadline for registration: Thursday December 17th
The 2021 ENVRI Community International Winter School on Data FAIRness is taking place on January 11-22, 2021. The theme of the school is "ENVRI-FAIR Resources: Access & Discoverability", and it will cover a range of topics including semantic navigation, Jupyter environments for visualisation and data discovery, resource access tools and cloud computing.
Dr. Constantinos C. Mylonas was recently appointed as Director of the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC) of the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR). Dr. Mylonas was born in Famagusta, Cyprus in 1964 and was recruited in 1999 by the then Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC). He was promoted to Senior Researcher in 2007, following the merge of IMBC with the National Center for Marine Research (NCMR) and the creation of the new national Research Center (HCMR).