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SBDI technical user workshop – Modelling the distribution of alien species

September 30, 2022 @ 09:00 - 15:00 CEST

Modelling the distribution of alien species

Welcome to share experiences and knowledge of modelling invasive alien species!

The number of alien species in marine and freshwater ecosystems is accumulating quickly which requires a systematic response and coordination between public authorities, the research community, and the private sector. Today new monitoring methods for alien species (e.g. eDNA, citizen science, etc) can be coupled with predictive analytical approaches such as Species distribution models to provide biological forecasts for distribution of alien species and invasive hotspots. Currently there are several initiatives which model invasive alien species in Sweden using new and conventional observation methods. Although these programs analyse very different (i.e. marine, freshwater, brackish) environments, there is still large potential to share data, tools and know-how.

The goal of this workshop is to bring these groups together, understand the various modelling approaches and its underlying data and methods, to make sure that results become FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable). Relations to existing digital research infrastructures such as SBDI and SND will be discussed. The workshop is organised by the Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure SBDI, the national access point for open biodiversity data. SBDI provides data and analysis services for research on biodiversity and ecosystems.



Time Topic Speaker
09.00 Welcome and introduction Matthias Obst (Seanalytics, SBDI)
Erland Lettevall (HaV)
10.15 Models and data for surveillance of mosquitos and zoonotic diseases in Sweden Gunnar Andersson (SVA)
10.45 Modelling alien species in freshwater ecosystems – progress update Brendan Mckie (SLU) et al
11.15 Modelling alien species in marine environments and the Bothnian bay Matthias Obst (Seanalytics, SBDI)
11.45 Lunch
12.45 Discussion of species observation data, monitoring methods, alien species checklists, environmental data, algorithms, tools, documentation, and data/modelling platforms all
14.30 Outlook, work plan, and wrap up all
15.00 End


Matthias Obst (Seanalytics, SBDI)
Erland Lettevall (HaV)


Friday, 30. September 2022

Havs och vattenmyndigheten, Gullbergs Strandgata 15, 411 04 Göteborg

Registration deadline
23 September 2022
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September 30, 2022
09:00 - 15:00 CEST
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Havs och vattenmyndigheten
Gullbergs Strandgata 15
Göteborg, 411 04 Sweden
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