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9:15 Opening Plenary – Welcome to the EOSC Symposium

Wednesday 20th September 2023 - 9.15 am - 10.40 amRoom: Plaza de ArmasPlenary sessions

The Opening Plenary will welcome all participants to the EOSC Symposium 2023, the main annual EOSC event. This year’s theme, “Taking EOSC into the Future”, looks into current achievements and future trajectories of the European Open Science Cloud within Europe’s broader open science and data landscape. This plenary session will include an opening message from Spain, who hosts the current presidency of the Council of the EU, and engaging keynote presentations on cutting-edge topics.


Chair: Michael Arentoft, Head of Unit, “Open Science and Research Infrastructures”, DG RTD

9:15Opening of EOSC Symposium 2023Sara Garavelli
EOSC Symposium Programme Committee Chair
CSC – IT Center for Science & EOSC Association Board of Directors
9:15 – 9:30Opening message by the Spanish Ministry of Science and InnovationGonzalo Arévalo
General Director for Research Planning, Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation
9:30-9:50Opening message by the European Commission: EOSC in a changing environmentMichael Arentoft
Head of Unit, “Open Science and Research Infrastructures”, DG RTD

Gustav Kalbe
Acting Director of DG Connect C “Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure”
9:50-10:10Open Science principles applied to SOCIB’s Research infrastructure ocean observing activities and dataJoaquin Tintoré
Research Professor from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and Director of SOCIB, the Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System of the Balearic Islands (SOCIB)
10:10-10:30Regulating AI in the EU and impacts on the research sectorEmanuela Girardi
Founder and president of Pop AI and President of ADRA (AI, Data, Robotics Association)