Bio: Rohaifa Khaldi, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Assistant in LifeWatch-ERIC, ICT-Core, Seville, Spain
Rohaifa Khaldi is a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from ENSIAS College of Engineering, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. She has received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from ENSEM College of Engineering, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco. She is an expert in time series forecasting and computer vision using machine learning and deep learning state-of-the-art models. She has applied these technologies into different fields namely earth observation and remote sensing, healthcare, and finance. She has published two smart global datasets (TimeSpec4LULC and Sentinel2GlobalLULC) to train machine learning models to perform land use/cover mapping. Now, she is using AI and remote sensing technologies to solve different environmental problems within SmartEcoMountains Project of LifeWatch-ERIC Spain.
Abstract: "Establishing synergies with ASREN on e-Biodiversity in support of the Arab Ecosystems"
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research for Sustainable Management and Smart Innovation is an important issue to be also considered in Arab States area. This is related to socio-economics and cultural essential sustainability aspects such as Integrated Water Resources Management (agriculture irrigation, preservation of freshwater & groundwater areas etc.), fisheries, etc., in a Global Climate Change context. Efforts to preserve biodiversity & ecosystems require strategic actions such as the identification of the so-called Key Biodiversity Areas –KBAs –, as well as systematic methods for conservation planning with the support of ICTs for both:  The management of FAIR (Findable-Accessible-Interoperable-Reusable) Data Management Plans -DMP- and further informations’ ones;  to provide analysis, simulation & modelling e-Tools, mainly given in the form of Decision Support Tools –DSS –, integrating the proper Ecosystem (e-)Services provision and valorization mechanisms (mainly through Remote Sensing-based Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies). In synergy with the accomplishment of SDG 2030 Agenda, and looking forward to linking European Union Green Deal and Blue Growth objectives, among others. LifeWatch ERIC, the official European Union E-Science Research Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research & Sustainable Management –https://www.lifewatch.eu–, as a distributed e-Infrastructure could support in this regard through-jointly with the Arab States Research and Education Network –ASREN– & e-AGE initiatives https://asrenorg.net/?q=content/e-age by also establishing the proper connection links jointly with the so-called EU European Open Science Cloud -EOSC- and High Performance Ecosystem -EuroHPC-, Copernicus and EUSPA-UNOOSA etc. corresponding environmental clusters, among others, thus serving as a digital Knowledge Hub with global aspirations within the context of Open e-Science paradigm.