On the 16th of June 2016, the second Crete IDEA workshop took place in Greece.

The Crete IDEA project is an initiative aimed at capturing and storing all data related to Crete and is closely related to the Moorea IDEA  project. The Moorea project is assembling an international group of researchers, coordinated through the new Moorea Ecostation Center for Advanced Studies, to build a virtual representation of Moorea - the Moorea Island Digital Ecosystem Avatar.  The Moorea IDEA incorporates observations, experiments, data, and theory across a coupled 3-D marine-terrestrial landscape to model how physical, chemical, biological, and social processes interact to shape the island’s phenotype.  The Moorea IDEA will support process-oriented research along with open data-sharing platforms to provide a wealth of science driven data.  Combined with new analytical techniques and theory, this will develop a virtuous cycle whereby data driven discovery informs the design of mechanistic research, including experiments and further long-term observations.  The key is not just big data, but linked, complete data, where a significant proportion of the system is ‘datafied’ for visualization and analysis.  In this way, it will be able to assess how alternate policy scenarios might influence biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Eleni Petra, University of Athens and BlueBRIDGE member, participated in the workshop giving an overview of the BlueBRIDGE project to the participants and explaining how the innovative BlueBRIDGE technologies can support the Crete IDEA project.


Workshop Agenda

Coordination & Decision making working group

Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture- Hellenic Centre for Marine  Research

Heraklion, 16th June 2016

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome  (Antonios Magoulas) Forthcoming roadmap projects that can give support to Crete IDEA

09:15 - 09:30 Short Introduction - historical background – Echo of first "Crete IDEA" meeting on October 2015 (Georgios Kotoulas)

09:30 - 10:00  Overview of Moorea IDEA experience – progress &  governance  (Neil Davies)

10:00- 10:30    e-infrastructure & Data science Issues & Data Science literate community (Neil, Guy, Petra, Eleni, Panagiotis)

10:30 -11:00    Framework of Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) or other form of collaboration agreement - Discussion on draft MoU and alternatives of partnership status (Dimitra Manou - technical support)

11:00 - 11:30  Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30  Co-ordination and monitoring of implementation - Decision making

12:30 - 13:30  Communication needs and strategy

13:30 - 14:30  Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00  Funding Opportunities - Partners commitment in financial support 


List of participants

- Neil Davies (UCB)

- Guy Cochrane (EBI/ENA)

- Petra Ten Hoopen (EBI/ENA)

- Eleni Petra (ΑΤΗΕΝΑ)

- Phoebe Koundouri –on skype (AUEB & ICRE8)

- Anastasia Tsagarakou (DIMITRA)

- Panos Ghorezis (UH & PSMT)

- Stavros Xirouchakis (NHMC)

- Eleni Hatzigianni (Region of Crete)

- Dimitra Manou (AUTH/HCMR)

- Jason Papathanasiou (UoM)

- Panagiotis Partsinevelos (TUC)

- Dr. Avraam P. Mavridis (TEICM)

- Dr. Ilias Lagkouvardos (TUM.de)


Hosts Institute participants:

- Antonios Magoulas

- Georgios Kotoulas

- Dimitris Tsaparis

- Evangelos Pafilis

- Melina Stavroulaki