The impacts of artificial Electromagnetic Radiations on wildlife (flora and fauna)
EKLIPSE held a web conference from Monday 22nd of January to Thursday 25th of January 2018.
EKLIPSE invited a wide range of experts from different disciplines to discuss the current knowledge on the effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) on wildlife. The aim was to highlight the current state of the art in this field, to identify knowledge gaps related to the impacts on different taxonomic groups, to discuss the technical aspects and methodologies used in current studies, and to identify and prioritize key research needs and policy recommendations.
You will find below the slides of the presentations that were made along the week:
Monday, 22nd January at 16:00 CET. Introduction session.
- Estelle Balian – Introduction to EKLIPSE, the request by Buglife, and the web conference
- Lise Goudeseune – Introduction on the background document
Tuesday, 23rd January at 13:30 CET. Thematic session on Plants.
- Alain Vian – Introduction on the analyses for Plants
Tuesday, 23rd January at 16:00 CET. Thematic session on Vertebrates.
- Pascal Malkemper – Introduction on the analyses for Vertebrates
Wednesday, 24th January at 16:00 CET. Thematic session on Invertebrates.
- Thomas Tscheulin – Introduction on the analyses for Invertebrates
Thursday, 25th January at 16:00 CET. Transversal elements and conclusions.
- Estelle Balian – Introduction to the Final session
- Lise Goudeseune – Presentation of the transversal research needs
- Jorge Ventocilla – Presentation of the transversal policy recommendations
Top Policy recommendations: Plants
• 47% Foster cross-institutional/interdisciplinary cooperation
•25% Define legal limits of EMR based on scientific results that will not be harmful to humans and wildlife
•14% Have large open databases enabling sharing of information and faster learning
•14% Use the Precautionary Principle
Top Policy Recommendations: Vertebrates
•19% Establish a cross-disciplinary platform to enhance cooperation and foster collaboration between
•institutions, countries and disciplines.
•19% Make more funding available for EMR research.
•13% Conduct cross-institutional studies that include cooperation of dosimetry/technical and biology experts.
Top Policy Recommendations: Invertebrates
•20% Allocate more funding for research on the topic.
•17% Set up a stakeholders’ group to have open discussions on the effects of EMR.
•13% Use “proof of safety” standards prior to the widespread proliferation/use of new technologies/EMR emmissions.
The video recordings of the web conference will soon be made available on the EKLIPSE Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDYU3o_lZWrHFMDWh3EUdMA/featured
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We are currently working on the report that will summarise the key results of the analyses as well as the outcomes
Update: see the report below: