The ExpeER International Conference 2014 took place at the French National Museum of Natural History (Paris) on the 24th and 25th of September 2014. An additional modeling workshop was conducted at the Jussieu campus of the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris) on the 26th of September. The event was organized by INRA and INRA Transfert with financial support from the European Commission within the framework of the EU FP7 project ExpeER.
The strategic aim of the conference was to provide insight on how European and international Research Infrastructures can respond to the grand challenges of understanding global environmental changes that the world is facing today.
Close to 100 participants from all over the world attended the conference, including 23 speakers and 13 poster presenters. Various domains were covered, among which forest, soil sciences, agriculture, hydrology, economy, and modeling. The presentations focused on the following topics: “research infrastructures to address the global change”, “linking in natura to in vitro experimentation”, “new tools to meet new challenges” and “data access and modeling”. 11 keynote speakers provided their insight on these issues. Major output of the ExpeER project were also presented. The presentations were complemented by 3 sessions of poster display and a concluding plenary session of open discussion. The conference proceedings and the ExpeER brochure focusing on the project’s sites were handed out during the conference.
ExpeER conference website (online until June 2015)