Andrej ČušState Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
Assoc. Prof Dr. Domen Mongus Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of MariborAssoc. Prof Dr. Domen MongusFaculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Danijel Ivanjšič Faculty of Satural Sciences and Mathematics, University of MariborAssoc. Prof. Dr. Danijel IvanjšičFaculty of Satural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor
doc. dr. Muhamed TurkanovićHead of DIH UM, Head of DIGI SI
dr. Bernd Bievert Ecological and social transitions, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commissiondr. Bernd BievertEcological and social transitions, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
dr. Blaž GermšekAgricultural Institute
dr. Guy Pe'erGerman Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research
Miha KaduncSinergise d.o.o.
prof. dr. Marina RangaJoint Research Center, European Commission
prof. dr. Mitja KaligaričFaculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor
prof. dr. Peter Križan President of the Scientific Council, Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Research Activityprof. dr. Peter KrižanPresident of the Scientific Council, Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Research Activity
Rok HavličekEnvironmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia
Tanja ŠumradaBiotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
Vujadin KovačevićDirectorate-General for the Environment, European Commission
- 27 Aug 2021
- 09:00 - 14:20
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.
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.
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
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
- 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