The COVID-19 pandemic has arisen at a time when governments were already reasonably convinced of the need to make their data accessible via open data portals. The need in question is a relatively new phenomenon, one with not only technical but also strategic and economic factors.
The Alter-net Board of Directors has unanimously voted that Adriana Clivillé, from the CREAF Communication team, will join its Management Board, its highest executive body, from July 2020. The proposal implies that she takes responsibility for the communication of Alter-net, a network of centres in 18 European countries specialized in biodiversity, ecosystems and the services they provide to society. In the same vote, Juliette Young was chosen as the professional in charge of the Science-Policy Interface (SPI).
A CEED (Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions) Research Fellow has been recently awarded one of the five Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. He will travell to Spain to study the threat of fires to biodiversity at the CTFC (Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia) and CREAF (Centre of Ecological Research and Forestry Applications).