Standards for the description and exchange of biodiversity information help promote research, support decision-making for conservation and planning, and provide a means of communicating observations across taxa, sub-disciplines, and political boundaries.
The annual TDWG conference serves two purposes:
BEERi is an advisory panel consisting of directors or coordinators of the environmental Research Infrastructures giving direct guidance to the ENVRIplus project management and giving strategic view to the project progress, acting as internal advisory board representing the needs of environmental Research Infrastructures.
The Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, on behalf of Finland, is pleased to host the 24th meeting (GB24) of the GBIF Governing Board and warmly welcomes all delegations to Helsinki.
The official Governing Board meeting will take place on 26-27 September 2017.
A Global Nodes meeting will take place on 24-25 September and Governance committee meetings will take place on 25 September.
An informal, interactive afternoon, organized by the Belgium Ecosystem Services Community (BEES) focused on developing interdisciplinary cooperation and exploring transdisciplinary opportunities. Starting with a lunch, sharing experiences with short inspiring presentations, and having an interactive session, all while enjoying the magnificent 180° view on Ghent City from the 21th floor.
1) exchange with peers is essential for research quality and network building.
On October 23-27 2017, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) community will come together for the Earth Observations Week 2017, consisting of GEO-XIV Plenary, side events and exhibition, and will highlight and promote the role, applications and opportunities to use Earth observations in delivering 'Insight for a changing world'. With a focus of delivery and impact, GEO Week 2017 will explore the use and applications of EO in both the public and private sectors for the benefit of humankind.
Alexander von Humboldt’s approach to science was visionary: The natural world as an interconnected Earth system with all its geological and biological diversity. As we, Homo sapiens, are part of this system and contribute to its ever changing nature in unprecedented ways, it is time to expand Humboldt’s vision and provide the scientific basis for a sustainable world and ensure future human well-being.
For researchers of fauna and flora worldwide, the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and the associated system of Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) has major consequences for their way of working.
Focusing on the relations of botanic gardens and society, especially in terms of serving public goods, main topics of the EastCentGard III Conference will cover the function of botanic gardens as knowledge centres, the triad of strategy- management-operation as well as social aspects of gardens’ classic roles including conservation and education.