The first AnaEE European research infrastructure conference will take place in Prague

The initial conference of the AnaEE (Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems) European research infrastructure, organised in close cooperation with the Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, will take place in Prague from 27th to 30th June 2022.

The AnaEE conference organisers set the objectives of the conference to discuss the role of agriculture, forests and natural ecosystems in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing carbon sequestration from the atmosphere, and debate the importance of holistic approaches that integrate across ecosystem boundaries – from terrestrial to freshwater ecosystems. On the penultimate day of the conference, a stakeholder meeting will be held to summarise the conference outcomes and lead a debate aimed at policy-makers, practitioners, farmers and industry, as well as other relevant scientific communities, to fully exploit the added value of the AnaEE European research infrastructure and find answers to the most pressing ecosystem challenges of today and the future. The event will conclude with a training session for platform managers and other interested parties. The conference programme is available at the AnaEE website.

The AnaEE 2022 Conference Poster

AnaEE European research infrastructure

The AnaEE European research infrastructure provides with a unified and coordinated management of experimental, analytical and modelling facilities to support scientists in testing the potential impacts of climate change and land use in Europe. Experiments carried out using AnaEE expertise will allow ecosystem impacts to be predicted up to several decades in advance, and thereby enable effective adaptation to be initiated when it is still possible.

The AnaEE 2022 Conference Logo

AnaEE European Research Infrastructure Consortium

In January 2021, France, as the designated host country of the consortium’s statutory seat, jointly with Czechia, Denmark, Italy and the CIHEAM IAMB (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies) as Founding Members and Belgium as a Founding Observer, submitted the step 2 application to establish the AnaEE-ERIC European Research Infrastructure Consortium. Finland and Bulgaria became the next countries that later requested to participate in the consortium as Members. Approval of the application by the European Commission is expected shortly, and publication in the Official Journal of the EU is foreseen in late February/March 2022.

The CzeCOS Large Research Infrastructure – Experimental Cultivation Lamella Spheres