The Landmark team actively participated at the EGU general assembly on the week of the -13th April 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Our project coordinator Prof Rachel Creamer (WUR) convened a LANDMARK Biodiversity session  on Soil biota driven functions and ecosystem services in agricultural systems of Europe

The AGES partner Taru Sanden together with Francesca  Bampa (WUR) organised a LANDMARK short course  Meet the experts in land and soil functions: from primary productivity to biodiversity where  six keynote speakers gave the following presentations:

Following the 6 fire talks the participants together with the speakers engaged in a fruitful discussion on:

  1. Future sessions on Land and soil functions in 2019.
  2. Soil-related networks of experts
  3. Innovative Msc course/Summer School on Land and Soil Functions
    • The outcomes of this discussion are the NEW format of the  Wageningen Soil Conference 2019 that will foresee afternoon Masterclasses for conference participants and especially your researchers such as PostDocs or PhDs.

Francesca Bampa gave also a presentation on Opportunities and challenges for science-policy-processes regarding SDGs at the short course on “How to get involved in global efforts to sustain soil and land” ( that took place on Wednesday, 11th April 2018  The course has been organised by early-career scientists  interested to interweave the scientific passion at EGU more with policy-related goals with the upcoming review of SDG 15 and especially 15.3 this year

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