DIH UM

Organizer

DIH UM
Email
dih@um.si
Website
http://dih.um.si/en/

Speakers

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Date

27 Aug 2021
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Time

09:00 - 14:20

Cost

Free

HOW CAN DIGITALIZATION CONTRIBUTE TO MORE EFFECTIVE NATURE CONSERVATION?

Nature in Slovenia is due to its location, at the transition from the Mediterranean to the Pannonian Plain and from the Alps to the Dinaric Karst, extremely rich, with a very high level of biodiversity in terms of ecosystems and various plant and animal species. With almost 38%, we have the highest share of Natura 2000 in the entire European Union. In Slovenia, we protect the natural wealth, preserve the natural balance and diversity of living organisms and protect rare, valuable and famous natural phenomena, not only for us who live here today, but also for our children. However, official data does not only show a beautiful picture of unspoiled nature. Biodiversity is, as elsewhere in the world and in the EU, declining also in Slovenia. From the available data, we can quickly conclude that the condition of many species and habitat types in Slovenia has significantly deteriorated in the past 16 years. The grasslands are in poor condition and almost all the wetlands are under a lot of pressure. Among species the most affected are insects (butterflies, dragonflies, beetles…), amphibians and many meadow birds.

Understanding the intertwining of nature protection with social and economic processes and a shift towards an ecosystem development model with sustainable production and consumption is the key to the future nature conservation. Therefore, the commitment to sustainable development is perhaps even more important than in the past and now calls for implementation in practice – especially through radical changes in social and economic development, where a shift to a more sustainable way of living, production and consumption is necessary.

Slovenia has all the conditions to become environmentally and sustainably excellent and to provide current and future generations a quality life, taking into account the capabilities of the planet. Can digitalization make a significant contribution to achieving nature protection goals?

We usually think of digitalization as a way of linking digitization to the progress of technologies, but we do not introduce them solely because they are new, but because they solve real problems, and we must be aware that digitization process opens up other social issues. How does the creation and management of new technologies, a comprehensive understanding of the consequences of their use, not least the exponential increase in the need for energy and rare raw materials for the manufacture of various devices and the consequent overexploitation of our planet affect it? This is also digitalization, so it is important that we also actively seek answers to these dilemmas.

Join us on 27 August 2021, at 9 am, in the Digital Center of Slovenia and listen to whether digitalization can and how it can contribute to more effective nature conservation. The lectures and round table will feature the biggest experts in the field of digitization and nature conservation from Slovenia and the EU.

The conference will:

• shed light on some important issues about the future and about trends and challenges of the impact of digitalization on biodiversity;

• present projects, the situation and connect stakeholders of the Slovenian innovative ecosystem;

• present the possibilities of using virtual and augmented reality, as well as the use of other technologies;

• show examples of good practice.

Hourly Schedule

Schedule by hours – timeline of events

10:00 - 10:25
Welcome speeches
Speakers:
Andrej Čuš, prof. dr. Marina Ranga, prof. dr. Peter Križan, Vujadin Kovačević
10:25 - 10:30
Greetings from the organiser
Speakers:
doc. dr. Muhamed Turkanović
10:30 - 10:45
What is digitisation?
Speakers:
mag. Daniel Copot
10:45 - 11:00
Potential pitfalls of digitisation
Speakers:
dr. Guy Pe'er
11:00 - 11:15
Horizon Europe 2021
Presentation
Speakers:
dr. Bernd Bievert
11:15 - 11:30
Introduction of the app Sopotnik
Speakers:
mag. Lea Remic
11:30 - 11:45
Presentation of the LIFE NarcIS
Speakers:
Rok Havliček
11:45 - 12:15
Coffee break
12:15 - 13:45
ROUND TABLE: HOW CAN DIGITALISATION CONTRIBUTE TO MORE EFFECTIVE NATURE CONSERVATION?
Speakers:
Assoc. Prof Dr. Domen Mongus, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Danijel Ivanjšič, dr. Blaž Germšek, Gaber Terseglav, Miha Kadunc, Rok Havliček, Tanja Šumrada
13:45 - 14:15
Questions and discussion
14:15 - 14:20
Conclusion of the event
Andrej Čuš
Andrej Čuš
State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
prof. dr. Marina Ranga
prof. dr. Marina Ranga
Joint Research Center, European Commission
prof. dr. Peter Križan
prof. dr. Peter Križan
President of the Scientific Council, Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Research Activity
Vujadin Kovačević
Vujadin Kovačević
Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission
doc. dr. Muhamed Turkanović
doc. dr. Muhamed Turkanović
Head of DIH UM, Head of DIGI SI
mag. Daniel Copot
mag. Daniel Copot
DIH Agrifood
dr. Guy Pe'er
dr. Guy Pe'er
German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research
dr. Bernd Bievert
dr. Bernd Bievert
Ecological and social transitions, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
mag. Lea Remic
mag. Lea Remic
Agency for Agricultural Markets and Rural Development Slovenia
Rok Havliček
Rok Havliček
Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia
Assoc. Prof Dr. Domen Mongus
Assoc. Prof Dr. Domen Mongus
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Danijel Ivanjšič
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Danijel Ivanjšič
Faculty of Satural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor
dr. Blaž Germšek
dr. Blaž Germšek
Agricultural Institute
Gaber Terseglav
Gaber Terseglav
Gaia-x Smart Cities, Optifarm
Miha Kadunc
Miha Kadunc
Sinergise d.o.o.
Tanja Šumrada
Tanja Šumrada
Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana

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