Welcome to FEO final seminar!

The Finnish Ecosystem Observatory FEO Final seminar will be held on April 17th. Our venue is the historical fortress called Suomenlinna, located in the Helsinki archipelago. We warmly invite you to enjoy science, hear about the FEO outcomes, and experience the wonderful historical atmosphere. You can also follow the seminar via streaming on YouTube.

Registration opens for invited guests 15th of February and for everyone 1st of March. Registration closes 20th of March.

Link to stream: Finnish Ecosystem Observatory’s final seminar (youtube.com)

Agenda for the seminar:

  • 9.00 Morning coffee
  • 9.30 – 11.10 Global and European Biodiversity Observation Systems
    • Welcome words, Leif Schulman, Syke
    • National perspectives to science-policy arena, Laura Höijer, Ministry of Environment
    • The missing link: Global Biodiversity Observation System (GBiOS), Andrew Gonzalez, Uni McGill, GEO BON
    • Comments to the GBiOS: Interplay of BIFs and BONs is needed at all scales, Tim Hirsch, GBIF
    • Introduction to European Biodiversity Observation Coordination Centre (EBOCC), Camino Liquete, JRC
    • Comment: European perspectives for biodiversity observations, Janica Borg, EEA
    • Finnish Ecosystem Observatory in the beginning of the new era of biodiversity science, Petteri Vihervaara, Syke
  • 11.10-11.25 Nature Talks To Us, Art & Science collaboration, Joona & Tapani Toivanen
  • 11.25-12.40 Lunch
  • 12.40-14.20 FEO outcomes 1: Data & Observations
    • Making the most of the field inventory data and observations
    • Habitat type monitoring in Finland – old data and new approaches
    • Systematic species inventories – revisiting 90 schemes
    • Environmental DNA and other molecular biological methods
    • Advancing the uptake of Earth Observation
    • Quantifying ecosystem condition from space – a case study of Aapa mires
    • Artificial intelligence detecting rare nature phenomenon – uncommon tree species and deadwood
    • Biodiversity and ecosystem models to cultivate information
    • Carbon balance of regional land-use scenarios with integration of forest carbon processes and biodiversity
  • 14.20-14.50 Coffee break
  • 14.50-16.00 FEO outcomes 2: Knowledge & Applications
    • Enhancing availability and findability of national nature information
    • The Finnish Nature Information Hub – demonstration and next steps
    • The role of biodiversity knowledge in sustainability transformation
    • Demostarting use of biodiversity data – applications
    • Indicator pipelines enable comparable and up-to-date information for the use of society,
  • 16:05-16:30 FEO Futures: Observations for Science and the Society
    • Biodiversity and ecosystem observations and collaboration networks in the past, present and the future, Joona Lehtomäki, Ministry of Environment
  • Seminar ends

Changes to agenda are possible

How to get to the meeting venue

Meeting venue is called Tenalji von Fersen. Walk from the main pier to the venue takes about 10-15 minutes. Follow the yellow line in the map.