New Mediterranean forest heroes to be announced

As part of the ERDF funded ENBIC2LAB project to develop an Environmental and Biodiversity Climate Change Lab through the integration of databases and services related to water, soil, air, fauna and flora, a validation hackathon led by ETC-UMA in July has gathered 46 participants from 18 countries for the development of a Mediterranean Forest types’ map.

This work is implemented in collaboration with Mediterranean experts from across the region for the validation of relevant data to assist in the updating of a regional-base knowledge on the status and distribution of forests and the key species associated to them.

The initial developments leading to this new map can be found in the poster prepared on the occasion of the living planet symposium held in Bonn in May 2022 explaining the main features and criteria followed to agree on a common methodology to apply to the Mediterranean eco-region.

ETC-UMA is pleased to announce that the Mediterranean Forest data Validation Hackathon is now finished! We are ready to show you the results and announce the 3 winners of the Hackathon!

As a reminder, the prize consists in of 1-week capacity building at the European Topic Centre in Malaga (Spain), with costs on trips, accommodation, transportation and food included.

The final online session will be held on Friday October 21st at 3 pm (CET) for participants in Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Libya, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, Türkiye. If you want to join, the link to connect is here.


For more information: Virgina García


This hackathon was implemented as part of the activities included in the e-infrastructure LifeWach ERIC Project “EnBiC2-Lab”, co-funded by the ERDF (Spain’s Pluri-regional Operative Programme 2014-2020) through the Spanish Ministry for Research and Innovation”.