The 2nd RECARE plenary project meeting was held in Padova, Italy, from March 16th - 20th, 2015. The meeting was organised by Francesco Morari and colleagues from UNIPD in cooperation with the project coordinators.
The meeting gathered more than 50 RECARE partners from all over Europe. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the progress of the project and to make detailed plans for the upcoming 18-month second period.
On the first day the meeting was opened by Dr. Violette Geissen, member of the coordination team, who gave a short overview of the goals of the project and its current status. The rest of the day was spent on information exchange between the Case Study representatives and Work Package leaders.
The second day of the meeting hosted a number of presentations and feedback from day 1. Also the Case Studies were given the opportunity to present a poster displaying their progress during the first project period, generating a lively discussion between Case Study representatives and other project members. For the third day a visit to the local case study area was scheduled. Francesco Morari and colleagues showed us some experimental farms where the local soil threat of loss of organic matter is studied.
The fourth day was dedicated to a number of additional WP presentations, including a presentation by WP8, that deals with the applicability and effects of measures at the European level. The final morning was dedicated to a training given by WP7 about the application and implementation of Bayesian Belief Netwoks (BBN), in the Case Study sites (picture left).