October 12, 2018
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Roundtable 8 – Denmark
UCPH, Copenhagen, Denmark

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 8 will be hosted by  Christian Bugge Henriksen & Ghaley Bhim Bahadur (UCPH ) and will take place in COPENHAGEN, DENMARK on 10-12th October 2018.

October 2, 2018
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Soil navigator 1st French evaluation workshop
APCA, Paris, France

Meeting agenda

The APCA & JSI team will evaluate for the first time in APCA office, Paris, France the soil navigator on the 2nd of October 2018

September 27, 2018
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RECARE Final policy conference
Halles, des Tanneurs, Rue des Tanneurs, Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK team will attend the RECARE Final Policy conference next 27th of September 2018 in Bruxelles, Belgium.

 

More info https://www.recare-project.eu/8-news/162-recare-final-policy-conference

September 26, 2018
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Launch of the EASAC policy report on “Opportunities for soil sustainability in Europe”
Academy palace, Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK team will attend the launch of the EASAC policy report on “Opportunities for soil sustainability in Europe” at European Academies Science Advisory Council – EASAC

 

More info https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-of-the-easac-policy-report-on-opportunities-for-soil-sustainability-in-europe-registration-49979151989

September 26, 2018
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Soil navigator 1st Austrian evaluation workshop
Nationalpark Donauauen / Ort – Stopfenreuth, Austria

Meeting agenda

The AGES & JSI team will evaluate for the first time in Austria the Soil Navigator on the 26th of September 2018 as part of the Austrian Soil Science Society´s annual excursion

Participants can sign up here https://oebg.boku.ac.at/veranstaltungen/archiv/jaehrliche-exkursion-der-oebg.html

September 6, 2018
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2nd LANDMARK Project review meeting
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

The 2nd Project Review meeting will be held  next 6th of September 2018 in Wageningen, The Netherlands

August 17, 2018
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21st World Congress of Soil Science – Rio2018
Windsor Convention & Expo Center R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129 Bloco 2 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK project team will participate with a interactive augmented reality workshop to the 21st World Congress of Soil Science – Soil Science beyond food and fuel held this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 12-17th of August 2018.

On the Friday 17th of august at 10.30 am look for our Inter-Divisional session part of Division1 on Functional Land Management – managing soils from ped to planet in room Oceania VI to X, 2nd level

Conveners: Rogier Schulte (WUR) and Erika Micheli (Szent Istvan University)

Agenda

– Integrating land use planning and water governance in Brazil by Prof. Victoria Ballester (University of São Paolo)

– Interactive Augmented Reality Workshop for Matching Supply and Demand for Soil Functions moderated by Prof. Rogier Schulte (Wageningen University and Research)

Is the world big enough? We are witnessing a rapid increase in the global demands on how we use the land of our planet. The FAO estimates that we require a 60% increase in food production by 2050 to achieve food security. The Paris Climate Agreement assigns high expectations on soils to sequester carbon to limit global warming to well below 2ºC. The Sustainable Development Goals aim for the sustainable management of water for all, for a halt to the decline of biodiversity and for the sustainable management of waste from our cities. The questions that are now emerging at the top of the policy agenda are: is it possible to meet all these demands simultaneously in a context of a declining resource base? And, if so, how should we manage our land accordingly?

Soil science has produced a wealth of knowledge at a range of spatial scales, from laboratory studies to global assessments, on the relationships between soil properties, soil management and soil processes. The urgent need to address the global pressure on land resources now requires us to harness this knowledge and put it to use to manage soils from ped to planet. Functional Land Management is a policy framework that allows soils to meet the demands for soil-based ecosystem services at multiple scales, for example from the provision of clean water at local scale to the provision of food at regional scale and the mitigation of climate change at global scale.

But who decides on how the world’s land is managed? Governments chart agricultural and environmental policies for the long terms management of land, while at the same time, millions of farmers decide on a daily basis how they manage their fields. How can we connect these decision makers to ensure coherence? How can we ensure that international policies translate into soils that work better to meet humankind’s expectations while sustaining their capacity to deliver ecosystem services into the future? And vice-versa: how can we encourage farmers’ decision making to align to the grand challenges?

In this Interdivisional Session of the IUSS Congress, we will use the concept of Functional Land Management to explore how to connect decision making on soil management across spatial scales, through a combination of key-note lectures (one for each spatial scale), contributed presentations and an interactive workshop in which participants are challenged to manage a virtual agricultural catchment. Imagine a scenario where you do not have to wait to see the trade-offs and synergies of land management in real time, or a scenario where all actors with a role in sustainable land management can work to find solutions together. In one of the first of its kind, participate in an augmented reality workshop that showcases the potential of emerging technologies with a view to increasing our scope to make rapid assessments of sustainability in relation to spatial landscape optimisation exercises. Workshop outcomes will include an assessment of local, regional and global policy instruments, recommendations for further policy formation.

More info www.21wcss.org .

 

Looking forward meeting you,

the LANDMARK project team ( Rogier, Victoria, Erika, Lilian, Adam)

 

 

July 5, 2018
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Conseil d’Administration de l’APCA – Juillet 2018
APCA, Paris, France

Meeting agenda

The WP1 leader Sylvain Sturel (APCA) will present the LANDMARK activities at the Conseil d’Administration de l’ÁPCA next 5th of July 2018.

June 27, 2018
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PROVIDE H2020 Final conference
Fondation Universitaire Rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

Our colleague Apostolos Georgoulas (UA) participated at the Provision of public goods by EU agriculture and forestry: the way ahead and the future of the CAP – PROVIDE H2020 – Final conference next 27th of June 2018 at Fondation Universitaire, Rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium.

More info eventi.unibo.it/provideconference-bruxelles-2018-en

June 21, 2018
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III Ecology of Soil Microorganisms conference 2018
Helsinki, Finland

Meeting agenda

On the 17–21st of June 2018 there will be the III Ecology of Soil Microorganisms conference 2018 – Digging deeper in Hall of Culture, Helsinki, Finland.

Our project coordinator and Pillar 2 leader Rachel Creamer (WUR) and our partner Taru Sanden (AGES) will be giving oral presentations. See https://www.lyyti.fi/p/ESM2018_9358/en/program

Topics of discussion will be: carbon and nutrient cycling, decomposition, interactions of organisms, priming, climate/environmental change, microbial diversity and functions in all ecosystems, and particularly in the arctic and peatlands.

Especially:
1. Ecology of microbial taxa
2. Interactions of microorganisms with other organisms
3. Involvement of microorganisms in ecosystem functions
4. Microbes in the changing environment
5. Applied microbial ecology
6. Environmental microbiome and human health
7. Modeling of microbial ecosystem services
8. New methodological approaches
9. Tea bag index
10. Sustainable soil use and quality indicators

More info here  www.luke.fi/esm2018

 

June 15, 2018
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19th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems 2018
Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova Cesta 39, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Meeting agenda

In the contest of the  19th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems the LANDMARK team of JSI: Marko Debeljak, Aneta Trajanov and Vladimir  Kuzmanovski plus Francesca Bampa (WUR)  will participate with posters describing the job conducted under WP3/Pillar 1 soil navigator and task1.2 stakeholder consultations.

  • Poster 1: Aneta Trajanov, Taru Sanden, Vladimir Kuzmanovski, Heide Spiegel, Nicolas Saby, Marko Debeljak: Validation of decision support models using data mining: A case study on primary productivity in agricultural fields in France
  • Poster 2: Francesca Bampa, Rachel Creamer, Aneta Trajanov, Marko Debeljak: Structuring empirical European knowledge on soil and land management using multi-criteria decision analysis

The conference will be on the 13-15 of June 2018 in  Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

More info here http://ifip2018dss.ijs.si/

June 4, 2018
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Laboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry WUR 2018
Department of Soil Biology and Biological Soil Quality, Wageningen University and Research, 6708 PB, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITYLaboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

4th-8th June 2018 Wageningen University and Research

This will include training in soil quality parameters such as labile C, microresp – respiration, extracellular enzyme activity, nematode and enchytraied extraction and basics of identification. Earthworm sampling and identification.

The course reached the maximum number of registrations, thank you for your interest.

For information, you can contact Rachel Creamer (rachel.creamer@wur.nl).

Fee: *Reduced fee of 500 euros and full price registration is 1000 euros.

*The reduced fee applies to BSc and MSc students, PhD candidates, staff of public (national) institutes and organizations based in ODA-listed countries

Flyer available here Laboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry_WUR_SOQ_2018_flyer

May 31, 2018
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EIP-AGRI Workshop Connecting innovative projects: Water & Agriculture
Almeria, Spain.

Meeting agenda

Past 30th -31st of May 2018 our colleague Antonio Delgado (US) participated at the EIP-AGRI Workshop: Connecting innovative projects: Water & Agriculture held in Almeria, Spain.

This workshop is organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development and the EIP-AGRI Service Point with support of the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development and the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment.

More info here  and programme here

May 22, 2018
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Roundtable 7 – Austria
Ages, Vienna, Austria

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 7 will be hosted by  Heide Spiegel & Taru Sandén  (AGES ) and will take place in VIENNA, AUSTRIA on 22-24th May 2018.

The field trip will take place at Alfred Grand‘s farm in Absdorf, our Steering Committee member.

on the 22nd of May. The participants will work on the three LANDMARK outcomes; the soil navigator, the soil functions monitoring schema and the science-policy interface on Functional  Land Management.

May 3, 2018
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AgriResearch Conference – Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities
Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Brussels

Meeting agenda

In the contest of the EU AgriResearch Conference – Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities on the 3rd of May 2018  during the parallel session Smart resource management in farming moderated by our Stakeholder Steering Committee member Annette Schneegans our scientific administrator Francesca Bampa (WUR) gave a presentation on “Improving soil and soil functions” .

The Session has ben recorded and is available here.

In the 2nd of may 2018 our Stakeholder Steering Committee member Alfred Grand, a farmer from Austria,  was in a panel discussion on “How do EU R&I activities deliver for society? What needs to be improved?”

More info here .

 

April 24, 2018
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WP4 workshop
WUR, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

The Pillar 3/ WP4 team met past  23rd and 24th of April 2018 in WUR, Wageningen, The Netherlands in order to work on Task4.1, Task 4.2 and Task 4.3.

Sneak pic of the BBN discussion.

April 13, 2018
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EGU 2018
Vienna, Austria

Meeting agenda

The Landmark team actively participated at the EGU general assembly on the week of the -13th April 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Our project coordinator Prof Rachel Creamer (WUR) convened a LANDMARK Biodiversity session  on Soil biota driven functions and ecosystem services in agricultural systems of Europe

 

The AGES partner Taru Sanden together with Francesca  Bampa (WUR) organised a LANDMARK short course  Meet the experts in land and soil functions: from primary productivity to biodiversity where  six keynote speakers gave the following presentations:

Following the 6 fire talks the participants together with the speakers engaged in a fruitful discussion on:

  1. Future sessions on Land and soil functions in 2019
  2. Soil related networks of experts
  3. Innovative Msc course/Summer School on Land and Soil Functions

A brief is currently under development and will be shortly published  here. Coming soon..

Francesca Bampa gave also a presentation on Opportunities and challenges for science-policy-processes regarding SDGs at the short course on “How to get involved in global efforts to sustain soil and land” (http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28964) that took place on Wednesday, 11th April 2018  The course has been organised by early-career scientists  interested to interweave the scientific passion at EGU more with policy-related goals with the upcoming review of SDG 15 and especially 15.3 this year

More info www.egu2018.eu

March 21, 2018
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Fifth European Soil Partnership Plenary Meeting
FAO, Rome , Italy

Meeting agenda

Our partner Arwyn Jones (EC JRC) participated past 20th and 21st of March 2018 at the Fifth European Soil Partnership Plenary Meeting .

The report of the plenary can be found here.

March 20, 2018
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LANDMARK meets TRUE and TOMRES H2020 projects
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Meeting agenda

Past 20th of March 2018 Francesca Bampa (WUR) participated in a series of seminars organised by the JSI partners involving the TRUE H2020 project coordinator and many Slovenian stakeholders around the topic discussion of legumes management.

On the 22nd of March 2018 all the group participated at the TOMRES H2020 meting.

March 13, 2018
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Science Bites Slovenia 2018
Ziferblat, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Meeting agenda

During the second session of Science Bites Slovenia on the 13th of March 2018 Francesca Bampa (WUR) gave a presentation about “The hidden treasure beneath our feet” in Ziferblat, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Facebook pic 

Science Bites webpage, facebook and twitter

March 8, 2018
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Interactive innovation in action – Multi-Actor projects learning from each other
Management Centre Europe, Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

During the event Interactive innovation in action – Multi-Actor projects learning from each other organised by DG AGRI and REA our coordinator Rachel Creamer (WUR )past 8th of March 2018 gave a presentation in Bruxelles about LANDMARK as a multi-actor project and described our links with EIP AGRI Operational Groups.

More info here.

March 8, 2018
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Groupe Eau Sol du CGAAER
Paris, France

Meeting agenda

Past 8th of March 2018 Sylvain Sturel and Nathalie Galiri from APCA were invited to present the LANDMARK project to the groupe Eau Sol du CGAAER, a working group on soil and water within the French Ministry of Agriculture.

February 27, 2018
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How to value ecosystem services through the CAP – SOILMAN stakeholder workshop 2018
Representation of Lower Saxony to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 61, B-1000 Brussels

Meeting agenda

On the 27th of February 2018 our project coordinator Pillar 2 leader Rachel Creamer (WUR) and our Pillar 3 leader Arwyn Jones (JRC) will participate at the interactive workshop for EU stakeholders  “How to value ecosystem services provided from soil biota in arable land through the CAP?” organized by SOILMAN project.

The meeting will be at the Representation of Lower Saxony to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 61, B-1000 Brussels

More info https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/event/how-value-ecosystem-services-provided-soil-biota

February 27, 2018
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THE FEASIBILITY OF MEASURING SOIL ORGANIC CARBON AT FARM-SCALE LEVEL IN THE EU
Brussels, Belgium

Meeting agenda

On the 27th of February 2018 our project coordinator Pillar 2 leader Rachel Creamer (WUR) and our Pillar 3 leader Arwyn Jones (JRC) will participate at meeting on ” MEETING ON THE FEASIBILITY OF MEASURING SOIL ORGANIC CARBON AT FARMSCALE LEVEL IN THE EU” organized by European Commission DG ENV in Brussels, Belgium.

February 22, 2018
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10th EIP-AGRI meeting of the Subgroup on Innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability
DG AGRI, Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

On the 22nd of February 2018 in Brussels, Belgium our colleague Francesca Bampa (WUR) presented at the 10th EIP-AGRI meeting of the permanent Subgroup on Innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability the work done within LANDMARK activities in cooperation with EIP-AGRI. Presentation available here .

During the meeting Francesca will give a presentation on our LANDMARK H2020 Thematic Network on-going experience at connecting Operational Groups.

The final report can be found here and more info https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/event/10th-meeting-permanent-subgroup-innovation

February 7, 2018
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PEGASUS H2020 Final conference 2018

Meeting agenda

Our WP4 leader Jan Staes (UA) attended the PEGASUS H2020 project Final conference Delivering environmental and social benefits from agriculture and forestry in a changing policy context on the 7th of February 2018.

More info here http://pegasus.ieep.eu/blog/posts/pegasus-final-conference-delivering-environmental-and-social-benefits-from-agriculture-and-forestry-in-a-changing-policy-context  

 

January 24, 2018
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Eionet NRC Soil meeting 2018
EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark

Meeting agenda

Our Pillar 3 Leader Arwyn Jones  and our Task 3.3 leader David Wall (TEAGASC) attended the  Eionet NRC Soil meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark organised by EEA colleagues and especially our Stakeholder Steering Committee member Rainer Baritz the 23rd-24th of January 2018.

Arwyn Jones gave an overview of the LANDMARK project activities until month 33 and especially a presentation about Pillar 2 – Monitoring Soil Quality on Soil Functions and the open access paper  GAP ASSESSMENT IN CURRENT SOIL MONITORING NETWORKS ACROSS EUROPE FOR MEASURING SOIL FUNCTIONS

More info on: https://forum.eionet.europa.eu/nrc-soil/library/nrc-soil-workshops/nrc-soil-meeting-copenhagen-23-24-january-2018

January 9, 2018
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Interactive LANDMARK challenge workshop 2018
DG-AGRI, European Commission, Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

In the contest of WP5 the project coordinator Rachel Creamer (WUR) together with the project manager Rogier Schulte (WUR) and Lilian O’Sullivan (TEAGASC/WUR) conducted an interactive challenge workshop in Bruxelles co-organised with our Stakeholder Steering Committee member Annette Schneegans (DG-AGRI) posing the main question “How can we incentivise and reward the sustainable management of land in a modernised and simplified CAP? “.

Participants came from the European Commission DG-AGRI, DG-ENV and DG-CLIMA.

Info:

December 18, 2017
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2017 EU Agricultural Outlook conference
Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

During the 2017 EU Agricultural Outlook conference  Rachel Creamer (WUR)  had the opportunity to join the discussion on the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead from a LANDMARK perspective.

The conference took place in Bruxelles, Belgium  on the 18th of December 2017.

More info https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/2017-eu-agricultural-outlook-conference_en and agenda here.

December 14, 2017
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British Ecological Society Annual meeting 2017
ICC Ghent, Belgium

Meeting agenda

Our JSI colleagues Prof Marko Debeljak  and Dr Aneta Trajanov   presentied at the  #BES2017 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting in Ghent, BELGIUM from 11th to 14th of December 2017.

Programme info here

December 6, 2017
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INSPIRATION H2020 final conference – World Soil Day 2017 – LANDMARK session
IBGE, Avenue du Port 86c/ 3000, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Meeting agenda

LANDMARK session, 6th December 2017, Bruxelles, Belgium

Organised by LANDMARK consortium
Theme Soil management, monitoring and understanding the supply and demand of soil functions at a European scale [ programme below]
Date Wednesday 6th December 2017 10:00 to 12:00
Venue IBGE/BIM, Havenlaan 86c, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

 

In the contest of the World Soil Day 2017  the INSPIRATION H2020  consortium organized in collaboration with the DG Environment service contract Soils4EU a FINAL CONFERENCE in Bruxelles, Belgium on the 04-06th of December 2017.

During those three days we had the opportunity to learn and discuss about:

  • Research challenges for the future – what do policy-makers, end-users of research and scientists need and want
  • Boundaries of research and knowledge – demands from society
  • State-of-the-art projects in Europe on sustainable soil and land management
  • Meet with like-minded European stakeholders and research funders”
  • Match-making sessions support policy and funding institutions interested in co-funding research collaborations.

During the 4th and 5th of December our LANDMARK colleagues participated actively at the discussions: Arwyn Jones (JRC), Rachel Creamer (WUR) , Jan Staes (UA), Jeroen van Leeuwen (WURFrancesca Bampa (WUR).

On the 6th of December from 10.00 to 12.00 we organized the LANDMARK parallel session “Soil management, monitoring and understanding the supply and demand of soil functions at a European scale” where we had the occasion to discuss with the stakeholders the state-of-the art knowledge and EU research needs in the contest of the LANDMARK past 30 months activities.

The session has been chaired by Prof Rachel Creamer (Wageningen University & Research):

10.00 – 10.20         Introducing LANDMARK H2020 by the project coordinator Prof Rachel Creamer (Wageningen University & Research)

10.20 – 10.40        Stakeholder engagement: harvesting existing knowledge on soil quality and soil functions (WP1) by Dr Francesca Bampa (Wageningen University & Research)

10.40 – 11.00          Monitoring soil quality and functions (Pillar2) by  Dr Jeroen van Leeuwen (Wageningen University & Research)

11.00 – 11.20           EU policy tools for optimizing soil functions and Functional Land Management (Pillar3 & WP4) by  Dr Jan Staes ( Antwerp University)

11.20 – 11.30 LANDMARK Strategic Research Agenda (WP1) by Prof Rachel Creamer (Wageningen University & Research)

11.20 – 12.00         Discussion and conclusions

 

The summary of the Landmark presentations can be downloaded here in the INSPIRATION conference webpage.

 

December 5, 2017
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Annual Congress on Soil Sciences 2017 – Awareness on Innovations in Soil Science and Soil Management Challenges
Madrid, Spain

Meeting agenda

On the 04-05th of December 2017  our colleague Cristina Menta (UNIPARMA)  participated and gave a presentation at the Annual Congress on Soil Sciences – Awareness on Innovations in Soil Science and Soil Management Challenges in Madrid, Spain.

Cristina is also part of the Organizing Committee.

More info on http://soilscience.conferenceseries.com/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=MailDirect&utm_campaign=Soil+Science+2017

Follow on twitter at https://twitter.com/SoilScience2017 .

November 29, 2017
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InfoDay for Societal Challenge 2 – China 2017
China

Meeting agenda

The European Commission co-organized with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) a two-day event for Societal Challenge 2 on Food Agriculture and Biotechnology flagship initiative (FAB) in China.

On 28/11/2017, FAB info Days in Shenzhen  hold with presentations on policy context, implementation and Societal Challenge 2 Work Programme for years 2018-19. In addition, the afternoon session was reserved for sharing of experience from the ongoing FAB-flagged projects, with presentations by coordinators of some key projects.

On 29/11/2017, FAB Task Force, meeting with EU and CN authorities where issues on implementation and any achieved results have been discussed.

From the LANDMARK consortium Lilian O’Sullivan (TEAGASC/WUR) attended the meeting and gave a presentation on LANDMARK activities.

November 29, 2017
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WP2 workshop
INRA, Orleans, France

Meeting agenda

The colleagues from SZIU met with INRA team in Orleans, France past  27th to 29th of November 2017 to discuss and work on WP2 Data collection, harmonisation and creation of the DataWareHouse.

November 17, 2017
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Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek 2017
Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

The Research Executive Agency (REA), the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission are co-organising an Info Week on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2  (SC2) ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’, which will take place in Brussels on 14-17 November 2017.

Our colleague Jim Codd (CIRCA) from the LANDMARK Secretariat  and Jan Staes (UA) our WP4 Functional Land Management leader participated at the Infoweek and specifically at:

Further information on the event can be found under the link:  https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/news/horizon-2020-societal-challenge-2-infoweek-including-high-level-policy-events

 

 

October 23, 2017
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Roundtable 6 – Italy
Universita' degli Studi di Parma, Parma, ITALY

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 6 was hosted by Prof Cristina Menta (UNIPARMA) and her colleagues Prof. Giovanna Visioli, Dr Fabio Gatti and Dr Beatrice Bonati and took place in the S. Elisabetta Congress Centre, University of Parma campus, Parco Area delle Scienze 181, Parma, Italy on the 23rd-25th of October 2017.

In this occasion, LANDMARK welcomed for the third time the Stakeholder Steering Committee members that assessed and steered the activities done so far by the Consortium.

On Day 1 the colleagues of  the  Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma organized with the help of  Emilia-Romagna region colleagues a field visit at:

The group visited the permanent grasslands for Parmesan production and with the help of soil pits, detailed collected information on soil analysis  ( chemical, physical and thanks to UNIPR microbiological)  and the presence of the farmers, the group tested for the first time the soil navigator.

The two farms are involved in  EIP-AGRI Operational Groups projects, worth to mention the OG PRATI_CO coordinated by Carla Scotti (ITER) that helped on the day and presented the project at the Consortium.

More info here http://www.unipr.it/notizie/23-25-ottobre-convegno-progetto-landmark-sulla-gestione-del-suolo-alluniversita-di-parma.

Photo group here and in the field here.

A special thanks for the field organisation to:

Dr. Staffilani Francesca Emilia-Romagna Region
Dr. Paola Tarocco Emilia-Romagna Region
Dr. Carla Scotti ITER
Dr. Ciro Gardi EFSA
Dr. Fabio Gatti UNIPR
Dr. Carlos Lozano Fondon UNIPR
Dr Mariachiara Rosace UNIPR
Dr. Sara Remelli UNIPR
Mr. Umberto Beltrami Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano La Culla
Mr. Ugo Scalabrini Scalabrini farm
Mr. Carlo Burini Carcarena farm

October 5, 2017
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Soil for sustainable food production and ecosystem services conference EU2017EE
Tallin Creative Hub, Estonia

Meeting agenda

In the contest of the Estonian presidency of the Council (EU2017EE), the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) will organize on the 04-06.10.2017 the Soil for sustainable food production and ecosystem services conference in Talinn Creative Hub, ESTONIA .

More info can be found in the Estonia Presidency page  https://www.eu2017.ee/political-meetings/soil-sustainable-food-production-and-ecosystem-services  or in the EU website https://europa.eu/newsroom/events/soil-sustainable-food-production-and-ecosystem-services_en 

Programme here

For the LANDMARK project Prof Rogier Schulte will be present and will give a presentation on his activities on soil functions and mainly on carbon sequestration and climate regulation soil function in a satellite meeting of the conference on the 4th of October.

September 28, 2017
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European Network of Soil Awareness 2017
Hotel Saffron Radlinského 27 811 07 Bratislava

Meeting agenda

The JRC of the European Commission and the European Soil Bureau Network established a Working Group on “Soil Awareness and Education”.  The main objective of the working group is to establish an action plan for the development of measures / programmes / initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of soil across European society (i.e. policy makers, general public, universities, schools, industry, etc.).

The fifth ENSA-JRC meeting was held on the 28-29.09.2017  in Bratislava, SLOVAKIA.  The meeting aimed to bring together people who have a common aim of raising awareness of the importance of soil. The meeting is a forum to exchange best practices and learn about what is happening across Europe. A key aspect will be the implementation of the European Soil Partnership Plan of Action on education and soil awareness (Pillar 2 see the ESP-FAO Implementation Plan 2017-2020
http://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/public_path/u891/2017-ESPPA/20170608_ESP2017-2020_Implementation_Plan_final.pdf ).

For the LANDMARK project Dr Francesca Bampa participated and gave a presentation on the LANDMARK Stakeholder engagement (WP1) and on the Communication and Dissemination Strategy on soil quality and soil functions (WP6).

More info on the meeting  here:  http://www.pedologia.sk/PDF/ENSA17-flyer-Final.pdf

More info on ENSA http://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/networkcooperations/european-network-soil-awareness

August 28, 2017
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Wageningen Soil conference 2017
Orion Building, Wageningen Campus, Bronland 1, Building 103, 6708 WH Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK team participated actively to the

Wageningen Soil Conference 2017 – Soil Science in a Changing World

Wageningen University, The Netherlands from 27th to 31st August 2017.

We discussed our LANDMARK novel insights in applied soil science, identified further actions for soil-based solutions that help achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and showed possible narratives on soil-based solutions that are convincing to policy makers and other stakeholders.

  • Prof Rachel Creamer (WUR) is inside the Scientific Committee of the conference and chaired the session “Land functions“.
  • Dr Taru Sanden (AGES) gave a keynote speech on  “Sweet spots of multifunctionality in arable soils” under the session the session “Land functions”. This is part of WP1 for the Austrian stakeholders engagement, WP2 for the data collection & WP3 work on understanding Primary Productivity soil function within LANDMARK. Abstract is available here.
  • Dr David Wall (TEAGASC) gave a keynote speech on “The multi-functionality of grasslands for delivering soil based ecosystem services” under the session the session “Land functions”. This is part of WP3 work within LANDMARK. Abstract is available here.
  • Dr Francesca Bampa (WUR) gave an oral presentation on “Land and soil management: structuring empirical knowledge about soil functions using multi criteria decision analysis” under the session “Governance and Policy”. This is part of WP1 for the stakeholders engagement in collaboration with JSI Slovenian colleagues within LANDMARK. Abstract is available here.
  • Lilian O’Sullivan (TEAGASC & WUR PhD student) presented her poster on “Functional land management: EU and Brazil intercontinental learning – a comparison of the scales of action and actors in landscape management “under the session “Governance and Policy”. This is part of WP4WP5 work within LANDMARK. Abstract is available here.
  • Worth to mention the keynote presentation under the session “Governance and Policy”of our SSC member Annette Schneegans (EC DG AGRI) on “Soils in the EU – Agricultural Policy and research working in tandem to spur innovation“. Abstract is available here.

More info http://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Projects-and-programmes/Wageningen-Soil-Conference-2017.htm

Book of abstract available here.

July 15, 2017
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BIO4ECO Interreg Europe Thematic workshop THE ENERGY-FOOD-WATER LAND USE NEXUS
Tērvete, Latvia

Meeting agenda

June 26, 2017
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Aqua ConSOil 2017
Lyon, France

Meeting agenda

Our colleague Dr Michiel Rutgers will participate at the Aqua ConSOil 2017 14th International Conference on  Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources in Lyon on the 26th – 30th of  June 2017.

Dr Rutgers will give an oral presentation on Tuesday 27th of June 2017 on  “Paving the path with soil functions for developing tools to sustainable soil management ” in Session ” 6a.2 Ecosystems Services based subsurface management”.

More info http://www.aquaconsoil.org/

June 26, 2017
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PEDOMETRICS 2017
Congress centre Hof van Wageningen, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK team participated actively to the Pedometrics 2017 Conference during the last week of June 2017, in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

  • Prof Rachel Creamer (WUR) and Nicolas Saby (INRA) are inside the Scientific Committee of the conference.
  • Dr Adam Csorba  postdoc at SZIU,  gave an oral presentation on “Applying the diagnostic approach for the definition of soil functions – a pilot example on carbon sequestration and storage” . This is part of WP2 work within LANDMARK. abstract available here
  • Stevanche Nikoloski PhD student at JSI-MPS and TEAGASC Walsh Fellow gave an oral presentation on “Prediction of mineralizable nitrogen (N) in soils using ensembles of regression models“. This is also linked to WP3 work within LANDMARK. Abstract available here.
  • Worth to mention the poster on “Mapping Soil Properties for achieving Soil Functions” from Dr Iolanda Simo, former TEAGASC researcher.

More info on http://www.pedometrics2017.org/ and the programme .

June 15, 2017
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EIP-AGRI workshop – Organic is Operational 2017
Hamburg, Germany

Meeting agenda

Past June 2016 Dr Francesca Bampa participated one of the EIP-AGRI workshops dedicated to ‘Organic is Operational that took place in Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June 2017 and gave a short presentation about the Landmark project, its innovation, the objectives & methods of the project , the actors involved and the state of play.

More info, report and material about the workshop here . Programme here and list of participants here

If you want to  know more about EIP-AGRI click here.

 

June 8, 2017
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1st LANDMARK Project Review meeting
ureau Européen de l’Agriculture Française (BEAF) Avenue des Arts 1-2 , BRUXELLES (metro Madou)

Meeting agenda

The 1st LANDMARK project review meeting was held past 8th of June 2018 in APCA office – Bureau Européen de l’Agriculture Française (BEAF), Bruxelles, Belgium.

 

June 1, 2017
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EC DG CLIMA workshop “CLIMATE ACTION IN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY”
Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Etterbeek, Bruxelles

Meeting agenda

Our SSC member Harald Mauser (EFI) will represent LANDMARK consortium at the  workshop on “CLIMATE ACTION IN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY” organized by the European Commission DG CLIMA next  1 JUNE 2017.

For more information and agenda visit https://ec.europa.eu/clima/events/articles/0116_en.

 

May 30, 2017
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Roundtable 5 – Romania
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 5 will be hosted by Prof Teodor Rusu (CLUJ-NAPOCA) and will take place in the Campus University of CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania, in the last week of May 2017.

May 19, 2017
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ISRIC Spring School 2017
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

During the ISRIC Spring School from 15th to 19th of May 2017 in Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands, the students discussed their Functional Land Management ideas with our coordinator Prof Rachel Creamer (WUR) see workshop photo.

April 24, 2017
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EGU 2017
Vienna, Austria

Meeting agenda

The Landmark team will be actively participating at the EGU general assembly next 23-28 April 2017.

  • Rachel Creamer (WUR) will convene together with Michiel Rutgers  (RIVM) , Martin Potthoff , Stefan Schrader and Guénola Pérès a session SSS4.11 on the Role of soil biota in soil functioning . More info  here

 

  • Isabelle Gattin (UNILASALLE) will give an oral presentation on ” Habitat and Biodiversity: One out of five essential soil functions for agricultural soils “.

 

December 11, 2016
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British Ecological Society Annual meeting 2016
Liverpool, UK

Meeting agenda

Our JSI colleagues presented at the  #BES2016 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting in Liverpool, UK

Prof Marko Debeljak gave an oral presentation on Qualitative assessment of nutrient cycling in agro-ecosystems at the Agricultural Ecology Diversity & Dynamics session

Dr Aneta Trajanov  gave an oral presentation on Predicting mineralizable nitrogen in grassland soils at the Ecosystem Ecology & Function Biogeochemical Cycles & Plant-Soil Interactions session.

Programme info here

December 5, 2016
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2nd Global Soil Security Conference
Institut Curie at 12 rue Lhomond 75005 Paris.

Meeting agenda

LANDMARK project was represented at the 2nd Global Soil Security Conference by Prof Rachel Creamer (WUR), Dr Francesca Bampa (TEAGASC), Dr Marion Bardy (INRA) and Sebastien Drufin (INRA).

The 2nd Global Soil Security Conference aims to demonstrate that soil, this highly pressurized and crucial resource, is indispensable partner to meet sustainable development goals. The demonstration will be done by linking businesses, practitioners, policymakers and researchers on soil security dimensions through good working practices, business solutions, scientific outcomes and international initiatives that enhance protection and sustainable management of soils. More info here https://gssparisen.wordpress.com/ and conference programme  available here

Prof Creamer gave a keynote oral presentation on the 5th of December  on “Soil and Ecosystem relationships, critical factors to soil“.

Dr Bampa gave a presentation on ” What is your prioritized soil function? Harvesting stakeholders´ knowledge from 5 EU countries .”

Dr Bardy prepared the following poster ” Developing the use of French soil databases: actions of the RMT Sols et Territoires and Sebastien Drufin on “From heterogeneous, multi-source data to harmonized datasets: a major challenge for the assessment of soil functions. The LANDMARK project approach “.

 

 

 

 

November 8, 2016
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Roundtable 4 – Switzerland
Feldis, Switzerland

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 4 is hosted by Dr Johan Six (ETH) and will take place in the quiet town of Feldis, in the easternmost canton of Switzerland, on the 7-10th of November 2016.

October 20, 2016
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EU stakeholders workshop
Rue de Tréves 61, Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Consortium organizes the interactive EU stakeholders workshopAre you getting what you want from land? Policy options for competing demands on soil functions.

For more info click here

 

 

October 6, 2016
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Atelier national multi-acteurs France
Chambres d'agriculture France (APCA), 9 avenue George V , Paris, France

Meeting agenda

Afin de consulter l’ensemble des acteurs concernés par la multi-fonctionnalité des sols, suite aux ateliers organisés aux niveaux local et régional en 2016, l’APCA organise:

un atelier national multi-acteurs
jeudi 6 octobre 2016
de 13h30 à 17h30

Cet atelier s’articule autour d’un exercice de mise en situation, destiné à faire émerger des réflexions et des propositions concrètes concernant la gestion des fonctions des sols à différents niveaux : exploitations agricoles et forestières, territoires ruraux, programmes et politiques publiques.
Cette rencontre conclura un cycle d’ateliers locaux et régionaux en France et permettra de réunir les idées et propositions des acteurs nationaux français en vue d’un atelier européen à Bruxelles.

Les invitations personnelles suivront au cours du mois d’août 2016 et le programme et une documentation détaillée au cours du mois du septembre 2016.

October 5, 2016
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Land as a resource: raising awareness and building the knowledge base for European Assessments
EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark

Meeting agenda

The European Environmental Agency organized the seminar “Land as a resource: raising awareness and building the knowledge base for European Assessments”.

For the LANDMARK team participated: Arwyn Jones (JRC), Rachel Creamer (WUR) and David Wall (TEAGASC)

September 22, 2016
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European Ecosystem Services conference
Antwerp University, Belgium

Meeting agenda

LANDMARK consortium together with several other EU and National projects is organizing in the contest of the EUROPEAN Ecosystem Services conference  ” Helping nature to help us” www.esconference2016.eu the Policy Session:

Who decides ? Making policies on land management work on the farm

Thursday 22nd September 2016

from 9.00 to 12.30

University of Antwerp, Belgium

 

To attend please REGISTER here

 

September 20, 2016
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Workshop zu Bodenfunktionen Tulln Austria
BOKU, Konrad Lorenz-Straße 34, 3430 Tulln an der Donau

Meeting agenda

Die AGES (Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit) ist ein Partner im europäischen Projekt „LANDMARK“.

Am 20.09.2016 findet ein eintägiger Workshop für verschiedene Stakeholder, Interessensgruppen und Landwirte (30-40 Teilnehmer) in Tulln statt. Der Workshop wird in Zusammenarbeit von AGES, BfW, UBA und BOKU organisiert.

Wir laden Sie herzlich ein an unserem Workshop über Bodenfunktionen teilzunehmen!

Ziel des Tages: die Ansichten der beteiligten “Stakeholder” bezüglich ihrer Priorisierung von Bodenfunktionen, ihrer Einstellung zur aktuellen Bodenpolitik bzw. ihre Bedürfnisse zu erfahren sowie ihre Wünsche und sonstigen Fragen zu Bodenfunktionen.

 

Geplanter Ablauf:

10:15–10:30 Ankunft und Kaffee

10:30–13:00 Was bedeutet Bodenqualität für mich? Welche Bodenfunktionen erfüllt mein Boden?

13:00–14:00 Mittagessen für Teilnehmer des Workshops

14:00-15:30 Outdoor: Wie können Bodenfunktionen anhand eines Bodenprofils erfasst werden?

15:30-16:00 Zusammenfassung, Workshop Evaluierung/Feedback

 

Wir würden uns sehr freuen Sie als Teilnehmer an unserem Workshop begrüßen zu dürfen!

Bitte geben Sie bis spätestens 5.9.2016bekannt, ob Sie teilnehmen, Kontaktperson ist Heide Spiegel (adelheid.spiegel@ages.at, 050 555 34121). Da unsere Teilnehmeranzahl begrenzt ist, bitten wir Sie um Verständnis, dass die Plätze nach zeitlicher Anmeldung vergeben werden.

 

 

September 4, 2016
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Summer school on Mining big and complex data
Congress Center, Ohrid, Macedonia

Meeting agenda

In the contest of the FP7 MAESTRA project  our partner Prof Saso Dzeroski (JSI-MPS) organized the Summer school on Mining big and complex data.

More info here.

June 29, 2016
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H2020 Coordinators Day calls for proposals 2015
Bruxelles, Belgium
June 15, 2016
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8th International Conference “Soils – Our Common Future”
Cluj-Napoca

Meeting agenda

ESSC organizes the 8th International Conference “Soils – Our Common Future”

May 25, 2016
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Roundtable 3 – Hungary
SZIU Szent István University campus, Gödöllő, Hungary

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Consortium will meet together with the Stakeholder Steering Committee members next May 2016 in Hungary, hosted by our partner .

The LANDMARK consortium meets in six monthly roundtables in order to align and to meet stakeholder demands across the three LANDMARK spatial scales (local, regional and European).

Roundtable 3 has been hosted by our project partner the Szent Istvan University in GODOLLO, Hungary  25-27th May 2016, bringing together all the LANDMARK consortium plus for the II time the LANDMARK Stakeholder Steering Committee  in order to facilitate the process of continuous shared learning.

November 19, 2015
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Regional multi-stakeholders workshop Rouen
Hotel de Region Haute Normandie, Rouen, France

Meeting agenda

During the LANDMARK Roundtable2 in Rouen, APCA and ESITPA in joint collaboration with the Chambre d’Agriculture Seine-Maritime organized a regional multi-stakeholders workshop as shared learning event.

The workshop was held in the Hotel de Region Haute Normandie.

Participants experienced a spatial mapping exercise on possible synergies and conflicts of the five soil functions in a world cafe’ style method.
@Landmark2020 https://twitter.com/Landmark2020/status/667403324644265986?lang=en

November 18, 2015
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Roundtable2 – France
ESITPA, Rouen, France

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK consortium meets in six monthly roundtables in order to align and to meet stakeholder demands across the three LANDMARK spatial scales (local, regional and European).

Roundtable 2 has been hosted by our project partner ESITPA in ROUEN, France 18-20th November 2015, bringing together all the LANDMARK consortium plus the LANDMARK Stakeholder Steering Committee  in order to facilitate the process of continuous shared learning.

@Esitpa https://twitter.com/Esitpa/status/666718665568616449

August 25, 2015
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Wageningen Soil Conference 2015
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

“MAKING THE MOST OF OUR LAND: MEETING SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF SOIL FUNCTIONS FROM FARM TO EUROPEAN SCALE” was the presentation given by Prof Rogier Schulte, LANDMARK project manager at the Wageningen SOIL conference, in The Netherlands. The concept of Functional land management forms the basis of the LANDMARK Consortium and..
Read more on the Book of abstract http://www.wageningenur.nl/upload_mm/6/c/6/3bb550bd-2b03-4a59-a50e-2cf1157109e8_Final_Book%20of%20Abstracts_WSC%202015.pdf

May 20, 2015
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Launch & Roundtable 1 – Ireland
Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland

Meeting agenda

Skills, Research and Innovation Minister Damien English launched the pan-European LANDMARK project in Castledockrell, County Wexford, Ireland.

Read more on the http://www.farmersjournal.ie/landmark-will-provide-clarity-on-productive-use-of-our-diverse-soils-181427/ and on Teagasc website  http://www.teagasc.ie/news/2015/201505-20.asp

The LANDMARK consortium meets in six monthly roundtables in order to align and to meet stakeholder demands across the three LANDMARK spatial scales (local, regional and European).

Launch and Roundtable 1 have been hosted by the Project coordinator TEAGASC in WEXFORD, Ireland 20-22nd May 2015, bringing together all the LANDMARK consortium for the first time.

 

Follow us on @Landmark2020 https://twitter.com/Landmark2020/status/601038069643481088 and on www.landmark2020.eu

 

 

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BIO4ECO Interreg Europe Thematic workshop

Meeting agenda

Our colleague Lilian O’Sullivan (TEAGASC ) participated at the BIO4ECO Interreg Europe Thematic workshop The Energy-Food-Water land use nexus: possible equilibriums for the low carbon transition Smart land use for low carbon economy past 13th -15th of June in LATVIA giving an oral presentation on Functional land management.

More info here https://www.interregeurope.eu/bio4eco/events/event/699/thematic-workshop-latvia/

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ZALF Guest Lecture: Functional Land Management: matching supply and demand for soil functions
ZALF Conference Hall 1, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Straße 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany

Meeting agenda

Next 19th of July 2018 Prof Creamer and Prof Schulte (WUR) will give a ZALF Guest lecture on “Functional Land Management: matching supply and demand for soil functions”  at 10.00 am in ZALF Conference Hall 1, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Straße 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany.

The lecture will be convened by Prof. Dr. Katharina Helming (ZALF).

More info on the event here and the specific announcement.