The 5th International EcoSummit 2016 in Montpellier, France, had the topic “Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change” and welcomed some 1.500 guests from about 75 countries. Topics centered on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. The focus was placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. Some of the key topics were biological invasions and ecological modeling, where REMOSIS aims to add valuable new technologies for a better and more efficient data acquisition. Ilyas Potamitis of the TEIC also represented the REMOSIS project and presented a communication entitled “Insect surveillance at a global scale and the Internet of Things”.
Regensburg (Germany) February 2016. Between 16 and 18 February, 2016, Biogents was happy to welcome Ilyas Potamitis (Technological Educational Institute of Crete) and Pancraç Villalonga, Christoph Lude and João Encarnação (Irideon) for the kick-off meeting of the REMOSIS project in Regensburg.
After introducing and discussing the management procedures and tasks necessary for the organisation of this project, the partners brought each other up to date on their latest relevant developments. The expertise of the REMOSIS partner again proved to be highly complementary, with a high potential to jointly develop an exiting technology for the next step in mosquito surveillance. Further in the kick-off meeting, the partners defined product goals and properties, identified which research areas will need special attention and devised a road map for the coming months.