AnaEE (Analysis for Experimentation on Ecosystems) is a key European research infrastructure project aiming to provide Europe’s researchers with the experimental facilities they need to help better understand and therefore respond to the challenges of climate change, food security, environmental sustainability and loss of biodiversity.
The day aims to bring together keynote speakers from some of the most important players in the world of research and policy to further deepen understanding among key stakeholders of the need for cooperation and coordination on scientific and economic challenges to achieve scientific and societal goals. Each thematic session will therefore consist of one or two 15-minute presentations and 45 minutes of guided discussion on the issues at hand. The aim is first to focus on the scientific and economic challenges at hand, via two morning sessions on “Food security, climate change and biodiversity – working together to respond to the grand challenges” and “The strong ties between the environment and the economy” which to date remain unexplored. These would feature speakers including John Porter (University of Copenhagen) and Reinhart Ceulemans (University of Antwerp). The afternoon session will be centered on policy and cooperation: “European governance and research infrastructures: strategy, challenges, evolution” (featuring former ESFRI chair John Wood) and “Thinking internationally: how can research infrastructures build global ties and what are the barriers in achieving this goal?” (featuring Clare McLaughlin, Australian Mission to the EU).