Meeting

International Marine Conservation Congress

Date 
Thursday, 14 August, 2014 to Monday, 18 August, 2014
Country 
United Kingdom
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

To conserve the world’s oceans we must go beyond science, and use it to inform policy and management, and ultimately to catalyze change. The Society for Conservation Biology's International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) brings together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy.

Brain storming session on "Earth science in CETAF"

Date 
Monday, 13 October, 2014
Country 
Austria
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Meeting

On behalf of Arne Bjørlykke, the Director of the Natural History Museum. University of Oslo (Norway), we would like to inform you on the following event that will take place in Vienna, on the 13th October, 2014, the day before our next General Meeting (CETAF36).

We hereby invite you to collaborate and make your contributions that will help us to enhance and produce  the final Program of this Workshop before 1st September 2014.

The Contribution of Botanical Gardens to Ecological Restoration and Restoring Natural Capital, Public Symposium

Date 
Wednesday, 16 July, 2014
Country 
Belgium
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

Agenda:
http://www.bgci.org/resources/news/1139/

Related links:
Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA)

Public Symposium
The Contribution of Botanical Gardens to Ecological Restoration and Restoring Natural Capital

Joint 2014 Annual Meeting. British Ecological Society and French Ecological Society (BEsFE)

Date 
Tuesday, 9 December, 2014
Country 
Belgium
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

The British Ecological Society and the French Ecology Society celebrate a joint conference which will bring together for the first time ecologists of the two countries. The aim of the conference will promote exchanges and debates on major advances in scientific ecology, and strengthen cooperation between the French and British researchers of tomorrow..

BioVeL: In Practice and in Future

Date 
Thursday, 13 November, 2014
Country 
France
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Meeting

This one-day event aims to share perspectives and efforts devoted to build a virtual laboratory for biodiversity research. BioVEL will also present their plans for the future, based on the experience gained and the results obtained from this project conceived as a pilot implementation of some of the core ideas from the LifeWatch Preparatory Phase. In the past three years BioVEL has worked with the biodiversity research community to construct, test, and revise some essential elements of a robust e-infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research.

SciDataCon 2014: International conference on data sharing and integration for global sustainability

Date 
Sunday, 2 November, 2014 to Wednesday, 5 November, 2014
Country 
Belgium
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

Addressing the theme of Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability, SciDataCon 2014 will feature four main tracks: (A) Dynamic Planet, (B) Global Development, (C) Transformations Towards Sustainability, and (D) Data Science and Services. This structure is intended to bridge cross-cutting data themes and research themes of Future Earth, an international research programme on global sustainability coordinated by ICSU and its partners and starting in 2015.

Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and First meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Date 
Monday, 6 October, 2014 to Friday, 17 October, 2014
Country 
South Korea
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
- To raise international awareness about the essential role of biodiversity and its contribution to sustainable development.
- To put strong emphasis on biodiversity at the discussions of Post-2015 Development Agenda and setting of Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs).

Second IPBES Pan-European stakeholder meeting (PESC-2)

Date 
Monday, 22 September, 2014 to Tuesday, 23 September, 2014
Country 
Switzerland
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

The second Pan-European Stakeholder Consultation Meeting (PESC-2) for IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) is organised by the Swiss Biodiversity Forum with the support of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), and in collaboration with other European Platforms (e.g. NEFO Germany, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, JNCC UK, FRB France, Plataforma Portuguesa da IPBES.
Objectives of the meeting are to:
a) inform on what has been and is going on in IPBES, and how to participate in the current work programme

Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Date 
Monday, 29 September, 2014 to Friday, 3 October, 2014
Country 
South Korea
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement which aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health. It was adopted on 29 January 2000 and entered into force on 11 September 2003.