CETAF, its Members and the worldwide taxonomic community are active players who organise many events of international relevance, in very wide variety of platforms and formats, including from conferences and lectures, seminars, workshops and training courses.
In addition, and complementing the range of events geared towards specialist scientists and policy makers, natural science, exhibitions of natural history and botany are keystone events that help disseminate science and knowledge of nature among the general public. In fact, exhibitions underline the necessity for the global society to commit and engage with science .
The Events presented here are classified into three different categories:
1. Exhibitions, which focus on current relevant issues, that are of interest and aim to motivate the general audience to get increasingly involved with the scientific process, and act upon its discoveries.
2. Trainings, that comprise all actions under which capacity and expertise are built, including seminars and workshops, among others.
3. Conferences, a generic identifier for all types of public sessions and meetings, on a certain subject, either accessible to an open audience, or restricted to a certain number of registered participants.
A fourth category of events, the General Assembly of CETAF, takes place twice per year and is exclusively restricted to CETAF Members and their staff.
The events below highlight the importance of our scientific work and its connection and synergies with other related fields. Please find below the event of your interest, in chronological order, within the field of taxonomy, systematic biology, and related disciplines.
- 25th Apr, 2018 to 26th Apr, 2018OrganiserCETAFEvent typeGeneral AssemblyNatural History Museum of London - Flett TheatreAddressCromwell RoadSW7 5BDLondonUnited Kingdom
- 26th Apr, 2018 to 27th Apr, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting9h00
This conference aims to lead the participants outside their comfort zone and explore how working closely with different disciplines and departments can not only strengthen own areas of expertise, but museums as a whole. The museum ecosystem is vast and not limited to just museums as it includes universities, local organisations, funding bodies, artists, communities and many other stakeholders.Leeds City MuseumLeedsUnited Kingdom
- 27th Apr, 2018 to 02nd May, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeTraining
After having a successful First BioDialog Summer School on Biodiversity Informatics 2017 in Egypt, DDL2018 is organised as an international School within the BioDiaog Project that aims to foster Scientific Data Management (theory, tools and techniques) which focus on data analytics and deep learning on the one hand and biodiversity informatics on the other hand.
Besides the Intercultural lectures given by FINKA group, this school is a good opportunity to invite researchers and practitioners to discover the main advances of scientific data management, deep learning and big data analytics. This research training event will bring together scientists to share their knowledge and discuss their opinions. Theoretical lectures and various hands-on labs will be given. Parallel sessions and Tutorials will be given respectively in Computer science and Biodiversity informatics.
- Scientific Data Management (Data Planning, Data Collection, Data Quality Issues, Data Integration,Data Analysis, Data visualization)
-Data Acquisition (IOT)
- R for Data Analytics
- Python for Data Science
- Bio Medecine
- Intercultural CommunicationHammametTunisia
- 27th Apr, 2018OrganiserCETAFEvent typeTraining
In the wake of the CETAF43 General Meeting at the Natural History Museum, London, a special workshop will be dedicated to the issue of “Implementation of Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) Legislation” on Friday 27th April 2018.
During the workshop, participants of the 43rd General Meeting will be given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the legislative themes pertaining to the provisions of the Nagoya Protocol involving the Access and Benefit-Sharing arising from the use of genetic resources, and how this affects practices at natural science institutions. With the help of the CETAF ABS Code of Conduct and Best Practices, CETAF representatives present at the workshop will be discussing how their home institutions can implement these guidelines as to render scientific practices more fair and sustainable within the framework of conducting responsible research in the natural history sciences.
For more information about ABS Training material, please check down below on the CETAF Natural Science Collections and Access and Benefit-Sharing page of our website.Natural History Museum of LondonAddressCromwell RoadSW7 5BDLondonUnited Kingdom
- 13th May, 2018 to 16th May, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB) has become the major focal assembly to share research outcomes, management and policy issues, and discussions on the role of biodiversity in sustaining ocean ecosystems. Arranged on a 3 - 4 year cycle, prior WCMB meetings (Valencia, Spain; Aberdeen, Scotland; Qingdao, China) have each attracted leading specialists from around the world, and catalyzed numerous sidebar sessions on marine biodiversity issues.
The 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, from May 13-16, 2018. This meeting will bring together scientists, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss and advance our understanding of the importance and current state of biodiversity in the marine environment. Through a mix of keynote sessions, contributed talks and posters, and bookable venues for focused meetings, the conference program will address marine biodiversity across a deliberately wide range of relevant sectors. Participation will be encouraged from the broadest possible range of stakeholder groups from academics to industry.
The 4th WCMB will ‘connect’ scientists with decision and policy makers, NGOs and industry in order to:
- Review current knowledge of marine biodiversity and its role in marine ecosystem function and services;
- Assess past, present, and future critical threats to marine systems and consider management strategies;
- Encourage inter-disciplinary discussions among researchers, policy makers, NGOs and industry;
- Discuss sustainable development in the context of biodiversity;
- Identify future research and policy priorities
Click here for more information about WCMB 2018.Palais des Congrès de MontréalAddress1001 Jean Paul Riopelle PlH2Z 1H5Montreal, QuébecCanada
- 14th May, 2018 to 15th May, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
Plant research and its associated technologies have improved dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs including new gene editing technologies and reduction in the cost of sequencing. Many plants have now been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. As a result, plant scientists are now more than ever making use of state of the art technology platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and therefore enable benefits such as crop improvement / breeding etc. by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes and our conference is the perfect place to find out more about these methods and systems to advance your own research.
Attracting experts working in all areas of plant science, the event will examine the latest in gene editing methods as well as exploring developments in NGS and omic technologies being used for progressing plant based research in aspects such as crop trait development, epigenetics, phenotyping, plant microbiome, and disease resistance as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.
Click here for more information about the conference.Postilion Convention Centre WTC RotterdamAddressBeursplein 373011 AARotterdamNetherlands
- 22nd May, 2018 to 25th May, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeetingRegister byMonday, 29 January, 2018
With its third international conference “GGBN 2018” taking place in Vienna from May 22nd to 25th, GGBN along with the accompanying organizing institutions will focus on topics related to the exploration of the wealth of diversity that is currently stored in biodiversity biobanks worldwide. Surrounding the main theme of “The International Day for Biological Diversity” proclaimed by the United Nations, sessions will cover agricultural, forest and environmental biodiversity and their characterization by state-of-the-art genomic, phenomic and molecular tools. This characterization process is a substantial part of any long-term strategy to ensure the preservation of biodiversity and thereby to secure the foundation for subsistence of mankind.
The main topics include:
Biodiversity – current challenges, future chances
Forest biological diversity – losses and gains
Why agricultural diversity matters
The hidden biodiversity
Amazing animals ex and in situ
Biodiversity Biobanks: Sampling & Preservation
Biodiversity Biobank Data and Analytics
ABS & Nagoya protocolViennaAustria
- 31st May, 2018 to 03rd Jun, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeSymposium - Seminar
The 12th Symposium of Oceanography and Fisheries: Blue Growth for the Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion and the Eastern Mediterranean, is co-organized by the Panhellenic Union of Employees of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) and the Union of HCMR Researchers, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science of the Ionian University, under the auspices of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Municipality of Corfu and Region of Ionian Islands.The 12th Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography & Fisheries (12thSymposium) will be held at the premises of the Ionian University, Corfu, from Thursday 31st of May till Sunday 3rd of June 2018. The official opening ceremony of the Symposium will take place on Wednesday 30th of May 2018.The Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography & Fisheries has become an institution for HCMR, as well as for the scientific community of Greece. By organising the 12th Symposium, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science of the Ionian University, the organisers aim to enhance the collaboration between the academic and research communities of the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.The symposium also aims to bring together all Research Infrastructures and their relevant community networks and support the development of the dialogue and interface between them. Accordingly, the organisers have devoted two of their primary sessions to:
Click here for more information about this symposium.Ionian UniversityAddressI. Theotoki 7249100Kerkira, CorfuGreece
- Marine Technology and Blue Energy
- Research Infrastructures and Projects
- 03rd Jun, 2018 to 07th Jun, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
This event is a joint conference of the Society of Ethnobiology and Society of Economic Botany. The conference will take place from June 3 – 7, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin. The theme of 2018’s conference is Food Security, Sovereignty, & Traditional Knowledge. The conference provides a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues in your field, connect with potential research partners, and develop greater cross-cultural, cross-discipline knowledge and awareness. Conference presenters and attendees come from a variety of fields and backgrounds, including academic faculty and students, native/indigenous community members, government personnel, museum staff, and individuals from private consulting and nonprofit agencies. This year’s conference will include multiple days of oral presentations, breakout sessions, active/applied demonstrations, and cultural field trips. The conference will culminate in a joint banquet on Wednesday evening, and will include awards and talks from this year’s Distinguished Ethnobiologist and Distinguished Economic Botanist.
Click here for more information about this conference.Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin-MadisonAddress800 Langdon StWI 53706Madison, WisconsinUnited States
- 03rd Jun, 2018 to 05th Jun, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
The Second International ECSA Conference 2018 focusing on the CITIZEN starts on Sunday, June 3rd with a Citizen Science Festival! Geneva locals and ECSA2018 participants are invited to explore different citizen science projects from Geneva, Switzerland and abroad.
You can be part of the festival and presenting your exciting project to a larger audience by registering in our call for participation coming soon. Of course, food, music and drinks will not be missing.From Monday, 4th until Tuesday, 5th, the conference will take place with expected 400 participants from all over the world and with many interactive session formats. On Wednesday, 6th there will be internal working group meetings.Maison Communale de PlainpalaisAddressRue de Carouge 521205GenevaSwitzerland