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The TESS Second Workshop, on 7 October 2010 was held in Tallinn, Estonia. It followed a well-attended first public workshop in London in 2009 and presented the Work-Package 4 database of predictive models for the management of European biodiversity. The workshop assessed performance and scalability of the models and compared the availability of different categories with the need for prediction revealed by surveys at all levels of government and society in Work-Packages 2, 3 and 5. To integrate experience of various research projects, invited speakers discussed a variety of current solutions and challenges in the modelling of terrestrial ecosystems.

The total number of persons attending the meeting was 41. Participants were experts from the 13 TESS partner institutions and from other EC-supported projects concerned with environmental prediction, as well as invited representatives from national and local governments.

You can download the workshop report here.

2nd Project Workshop

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Tallinn University of Technology


Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, Liivalaia 33, Tallinn 10118, Estonia


October 7, 2010


Thursday 7 October, 2010

Welcome and Introduction

Prof Erkki Truve & Prof Mari Ivask IST - AUTH - Anatrack

09:00 –- 09:30

Models in the TESS database

Kristjan Piirimae (IST)

09:30 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 10:50

Session 1. Origins of socio-ecological modelling

Modelling theory from problem to model

Robert Kenward (Anatrack)

10:50 – 11:30

Prediction of threats to species

Oliver Schweiger (FP6-ALARM)

11:30 – 12:00

Modelling threats to ecosystems

Pam Berry (FP6-RUBICODE)

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 14:00

Session 2. Developments in FP7

Advances in habitat definitions and predictions

Rob Jongman (FP7-EBONE)

14:00 - 14:30

Scaling methods for indicator development

Josef Tzanopoulos (FP7-SCALES)

14:30 – 15:00

From models to knowledge systems in TESS

Jason Papathanasiou (AUTH)

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00

Session 3. Considerations for future Policy

Gap analysis for ecosystem service models

Kristjan Piirimae (IST)

16:00 – 17:10

Practical discussion on the development of TESS model database and its potentials in the creation of integrated Environmental DSS

Discussion: Chair Pedro Beja

17:10 – 17:50

Final summing up

Nicholas Aebisher (Anatrack)

17:50 - 18:00