The National Biodiversity Data Centre, on behalf of Ireland, is pleased to host the 25th meeting (GB25) of the GBIF Governing Board and warmly welcomes all delegations to Kilkenny.
The official Governing Board meeting will take place on 16-17 October 2018.
GBIF Governance committee meetings will take place on 15 October.
The National Biodiversity Data Centre also kindly invites participants to a public symposium "Biodiversity loss in a changing world: local data, global action", on 18 October.
Open Science goes beyond open access to publication, encompassing the sharing of open research data and citizen science on 21 November 2018. It also paves the way to the development of appropriate metrics, incentives and rewards. The Belgian Science Policy Office and the European Commission thus invite you to the Open Science Conference 2018, with back-to-back panels on the Belgian and the European situation.
The Regional Bio-Bridge Initiative Round Table for Western Europe and Others will meet on 21 September 2019 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciecnes in Brussels. Our Executive Director Ana Casino will be present at this event, organised by the CBD.
The agenda can be downloaded here.
The third edition of the annual Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) conference will be held this year at the University of Lisbon, Portugal from 9-11 October.
Europe is facing important challenges in meeting future biodiversity targets while biodiversity across Europe is still threatened, and climate change is an increasing problem. Natura 2000, comprising over 27,000 sites and over 18% of European territory, is an important tool to ensure effective conservation and management of species and habitats of importance for the EU, but requires a collective effort for efficient management. Cross-sectoral and cross-border collaboration is currently more important than ever before.
In 2018 the SSS would like to promote the natural history collections held in Switzerland. We are thus organizing an open-door day Saturday 17 Nov 2018 all over Switzerland, in museums, herbariums, universities or any other research institutes that hold natural history collections.
The event will include visits of the collections, conferences on the role of collections, presentations of scientific specimens, presentations of the latest new species etc. Any public-oriented activity on collections can be proposed!
A meeting on the “Preservation of natural history wet collections: feedbacks and future prospects” will take place in Paris from December 5 through 7, 2018.
Building an effective, sustainable and inclusive European Research Infrastructure (RI) ecosystem is one of the key elements for the development and improvement of knowledge and technology and for the overall competitiveness of our continent. In particular, Research Infrastructures are important hubs for generating new knowledge and training highly skilled human capital.
The theme “Re-searching science education: Same issues from different lenses” aims to provide a platform for intellectual dialogue on issues in science education using alternative lenses. Many problems in science education are not new, but can be addressed with new lenses to identify different or unique strategies and solutions. The word “re-search” is intentionally hyphenated to underscore the importance of constantly re-looking and re-examining previous issues so as to gain new insights into familiar problems that confront diverse stakeholders in science education.