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2nd SC meeting & Assembly Workshop

24. – 26.05.2010, Crete, Greece

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Steering Committee meeting (restricted to SC members only)

13:00-14:00 Registration
14:00-15:30 Lunch
15:30-16:30 Presentation of the current status; project activities, deliverables, progress made (A. Magoulas, C. Arvanitidis, E. Chatzinikolaou)
16:30-17:00 Potential legal entity for the HELBIONET (T. Bourtzis)
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
17:30-19:00 Format and description of the Feasibility Study Chapters; reflections from the SC members
19:00-19:30 LIFEWATCH: technical aspects (M. Jacobs)
19:00-20:00 General discussion: amendments; the way forward; decision on the last SC meeting; input from the observers Niobe Haitas, Mark Jacobs (LIFEWATCH), Dave Roberts (ViBRANT)
20:00-22:00 Dinner



Assembly Workshop meeting (plenary)

09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 Opening of the AW by the Coordinator (A Magoulas), opening messages by officers from the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT), the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC), and the Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Marine Mercantile (MECMM).
11:00-11:30 Project management: activities, meetings, networking, dissemination, links with other networks (C. Arvanitidis)
11:30-12:30 Dr. Dave Roberts (NHM, London). Keynote talk on e-Infrastructures: data and data observatories and tools and services build on the web.
12:30-13:00 Presentation of the results on the first e-Conferences on microbial diversity and on community ecology. Dr. Giorgos Tsiamis, Dr. Spyros Sfendourakis
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Dr Niobe Haitas (LIFEWATCH risk management and quality control): Presentation of the LIFEWATCH ESFRI Project. 
14:45-15:30 Dr. Mark Jacobs (LIFEWATCH office): Technical aspects and databases in LIFEWATCH.
15:30-16:00 General discussion (moderator: C. Arvanitidis)
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Talks on data and data observatories on the Greek Biodiversity resources. A. Kapadagakis, V. Valavanis, C. Arvanitidis
17:30-18:00 Open list of speakers (T. Bourtzis)
18:00-20:00 Questionnaire training session/ guided tour to Cret@quarium
 20:00-22:00 Dinner



Assembly Workshop meeting (plenary)

09:00-10:00 Stakeholders and end-users Forum: talks on their activities and vital needs. Open discussion.
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 General discussion and closing of the Assembly Workshop
11:30-12:00 Coffee break

 Steering committee meeting (restricted to members only)

12:00-13:00 Discussion session: reflections from the Assembly Workshop and steps to be taken forward. Consultation from the observers. Decision making.
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30 Departure of the participants