Other Initiatives and Conferences

Global Ocean Science Education Workshop

13-15 June 2016, Paris

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, together with the Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement, and the College of Exploration is co-hosting the 2016 Global Ocean Science Education Workshop.
The workshop will discuss science, education, policy and business role in advancing ocean science education for sustainable development, especially in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More information can be found at: http://www.coexploration.org/gose/


GEO BON Open Science Conference


GEO BON Open Science Conference & GEO BON All Hands Meeting
4-9 July 2016, Leipzig, Germany
This conference will be a major event to bring together all of those interested in developing biodiversity monitoring programs, biodiversity observations research, and sound biodiversity management.
Deadline for submissions: 1 April 2016
Website of the conference: http://conf2016.geobon.org/
To submit a contribution: https://express2.converia.de/frontend/index.php?sub=107 

ESA Earth Observation Summer School


1-12 Aug 2016, ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting young researchers to join leading experts in Earth Observation, Modelling and Data Assimilation for keynote lectures, hands-on computing practical and poster sessions on the occasion of the 8th ESA EO Summer School. Applications can be made on-line at:


European Ecosystem Services Conference

17-ESS conference

19-23 September 2016, Belgium
From 19-23 September 2016 the European Ecosystem Services Conference ‘Helping nature to help us’ will take place in Antwerp, Belgium. The conference is organized by several EU funded research projects (OPERAsand OpenNESS), ECOPLAN and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), and hosted by the University of Antwerp. It will be the biggest European event in 2016 that links science, policy and practice on ecosystem services and natural capital.


Mountains’ vulnerability to climate change: how can people and territories adapt and mitigate its effects?


3-5 October 2016, Bragança (Portugal)

Mountain areas have difficult climatic and environmental conditions, but mountain people are used to adapting to these. This X° European Mountain Convention will present a state-of-the-art of the situation in mountain areas and of how experience and technical knowledge have been used to provide solutions to adapt to and mitigate climate change.  The focus will be on solutions not only at the policy level, but also at the practitioners’ level, on different issues such as agriculture, energy, water, transport and tourism.

In addition, the First International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions on Ecosystem Services will take place the 6 and 7 October in Bragança (Portugal).

More information can be found at Euromontana’s website: www.euromontana.org/events/x_euro_mountain_convention_braganca/or directly at the website of the Mountains 2016 events: cimo.esa.ipb.pt/mountains2016/ To register go to: cimo.esa.ipb.pt/mountains2016/?page_id=324

Early bird registration until June 2016.

International LTER


International LTER network’s first Open Science Meeting
9-13 October 2016, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Long-Term Ecosystem Research for sustainability under global changes: Findings and challenges of LTER from local to global scales.
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2016, 12:00 GMT
Website of the conference: http://www.alter-net.info/events/ilter-osm-1
To submit a contribution: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/eselectv2/frontend/index/156435