eLTER Forum at GI_Salzburg22
20 April 2022
Under the aegis of the University of Salzburg, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Environment Agency Austria, LTER-Austria and eLTER are organising a forum on “Potential and Challenges for GI Science in the context of Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socioecological Research (eLTER)” at the GI_Salzburg22 on July, 5.
The forum is aiming to provide information on eLTER and to show examples of using data compiled by the network to address different research questions, highlighting the specific needs for GIS and spatial analysis in this context.
In Session A, information on the emerging eLTER RI, especially on its thematic background and its service portfolio linking to geoinformatics and spatial analysis, will be given. Examples of application from different thematic areas will show the wide range of data analysis and modelling at European level fostered by eLTER. A discussion on the potential contribution of eLTER to meet the challenges of data analysis and data science in respect of LTER and related scientific topics will complete this session.
Session B is dedicated to the use of long-term data for addressing global challenges and the issues of data consistency and bridging of scales in this context. Selected use cases will provide an insight into how new methods of geo-informatics can help to support climate change and biodiversity research. The final discussion will consider which methods of geo-informatics and spatial analysis could be used, and will also look at how to address appropriate scales.