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.
- 23rd Apr, 2017 to 28th Apr, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeGeneral Assembly
The EGU 2017 General Assembly is the largest geosciences meeting in Europe and brings together thousands of geoscientists from all over the world. Covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences, it provides an opportunity for journalists and science writers to talk to researchers, learn about new developments and find out about the latest discoveries in a variety of areas, such as climate, space and planetary science missions, natural disasters, and seafloor exploration.
From 23 to 28 April 2017, the EGU 2017 General Assembly, the meeting has an extensive programme which you can access here. The scientific programme of the General Assembly 2017 includes special scientific and interdisciplinary events as well as oral and poster sessions on disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics covering the full spectrum of the geosciences and the space and planetary sciences. Furthermore, medal lectures, great debates, short courses, townhall meetings, and splinter meetings complete the overall programme.
Information on registratio and the venue can also be found via the events' webpage. For those unable to attend, selected sessions will be available via webstream.Austria Center ViennaAddressBruno-Kreisky-Platz 11220ViennaAustria
- 25th Apr, 2017 to 26th Apr, 2017OrganiserCETAFEvent typeGeneral Assembly9h00Zoological Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK)AddressAdenauerallee 16053113BonnGermany
- 04th May, 2017 to 05th May, 2017OrganiserCommunityEvent typeMeetingRegister byTuesday, 18 April, 2017
The National Collections meeting are an opportunity for those who work with natural history collections in Sweden.
The meeting will offer lectures on topics related to natural history collections and how to manage them.
There will be discussions about the possibilities of mass digitization and civic research on the natural history collections, and how the collection management at the Museum of Natural History unfolds at various levels, including how the museum will implement regulations regarding ABS regulation and the Nagoya Protocol (Access and Benefit Sharing).
The DiSSCO project (Distributed System of Scientific Collections), an initiative to create a large-scale pan-European research infrastructure for natural history collections, will be presented by a member of the DiSSCo team.
More information (in Swedish) can be found here.Museum of Natural History in StockholmAddressFrescativägen 40114 18StockholmSweden
- 18th May, 2017OrganiserCommunityEvent typeMeeting9h00
BIOTALENT is a multilingual blended e-learning training programme to gain crucial skills and knowledge in biodiversity. Protecting life on earth in all its forms also involves introducing innovative ways to address pressing environmental issues of today. A strong investment in environmental education and a passion for science is therefore essential to this programme.
This one-day event will illustrate the uniqueness of the BIOTALENT project and programme in the way environmental education is brought to the course participant. The various expert speakers that are invited are all very passionate aboutinnovation in education and the new ways in which scientific and environmental education can contribute to conserving biodiversity. The BIOTALENT project will firstly be presented with an overview of the activities and the very first results. Targeted audiences are also engaged for involvement in the implementation phase either as a learner, content provider, trainer or as a supporter of actions. Subsequently, a panel discussion, with education experts from across Europe, will touch upon a variety of topics ranging from the use of natural history collections as an educational resource to the competencies needed for the labour market. This will be moderated by biologist, science writer and journalist Dirk Draulans. The audience will receive the opportunity to discuss and have an input.
We welcome scientific and environmental educators and organisations from far and wide to participate in this conference. Whether you are biology teacher, a trainee teacher from secondary education, or an educator from a science museum, a botanical garden, a science centre or a nature organization, feel free to register by following the link below. Also other professionals can participate, such as biologists, park rangers, conservation managers in the field of biodiversity.
Click here to register for the event on May 18th, 2017.
Participation is free.Royal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesAddressVautierstraat 291000BrusselsBelgium
- 24th May, 2017 to 26th May, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
LIFE MIPP, a project that monitors saproxylic beetle populations (Osmoderma eremit, Lucanus cervus, Cerambyx cerdo, Rosalia alpina and Morimus funereus) by enlisting volunteers to gather data on the population size and conservation status of insects, will hold its closing conference in the northern Italian city of Mantua (Mantova).
MIPP stands for monitoring of insects with public participation, and this final meeting, to be held on 24-26 May 2017, will focus on the monitoring of saproxylic beetles and other insects protected in the European Union.
The project’s aim is to follow the example of several European countries that have developed guidelines for the monitoring of insect species listed in annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive.
The project has adopted a ‘citizen science’ approach to expanding the data available about the five target species, by encouraging walkers, naturalists and others living near the four Natura 2000 network sites included in the project to report what they find. A smartphone app has been developed to enable volunteers to submit information.
The project is also making innovative use of canine olfaction by deploying a trained dog to seek out the pheromones emitted by one of the target species, Osmoderma eremita, to develop a comprehensive map of the species’ distribution in the project area.
The scientific programme for the workshop can be accessed here. On the same website you will also find information about venue and registration.Salone Mantegnesco Fondazione Università di MantovaAddressVia Scarsellini 246100MantovaItaly
- 15th Jun, 2017 to 16th Jun, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting10h00
This meeting - at the University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus and the Freshwater Biological Association, Far Sawrey on the west side of Lake Windermere, opposite Bowness on Windermere - recognises the historical contributions of women to the earth and life sciences, especially the contribution of some of the lesser known amateur women, as well as that of the early professional women scientists working in all aspects of the environmental sciences.The BarnAddressRydal RoadLA22 9BBAmblesideUnited Kingdom
- 19th Jun, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeetingRegister bySunday, 30 April, 2017
The Multi-Actor Conference “Engaging society for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): New options to move forward” will be organised in Brussels on June 19th 2017. The Policy conference is organized by the H2020 funded project PROSO in cooperation with the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts.
The aim of this conference is to jointly discuss and (further) develop innovative ideas, options and initiatives to promote societal engagement for RRI. PROSO will present preliminary project results on challenges as well as policy and practice options concerning the engagement of civil society organizations and other interest groups of citizens as well as (non-organized) citizens in publicly funded research and innovation. These results will be actively considered and critically discussed by a broad range of R&I stakeholders, namely policy makers at European and national level, research management and funding organizations, business and industry representatives, science education and communication actors, researchers, as well as civil society organizations. The outcome of this event will contribute to a Policy & Practice Guide to be handed over to policy-makers, research funding organizations as well as civil society organizations.
The conference is open for around 60 experts. Registration is possible on invitation only. If you would like to be invited to the conference, please contact email@example.com.Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and ArtsAddressHertogstraat 11000BrusselsBelgium
- 19th Jun, 2017 to 21st Jun, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeSymposium - Seminar
The purpose of the conference is to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event is a forum to exchange ideas and inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS.
The conference is organised by the European Commission and Finish Meteorological Institute.HelsinkiBelgium
- 26th Jun, 2017 to 30th Jun, 2017OrganiserCommunityEvent typeMeeting
With the aim of stimulating discussion and innovative reflections on the role and relevance of botanic gardens in society, Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of the City of Geneva would like to cordially invite you to the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress from 26 to 30 June 2017.
The scientific programme will focus on botanic gardens’ role in solving the major environmental challenges for society – food security, water scarcity, energy, health, loss of biodiversity and climate change. Major topics will include plant conservation, education and outreach, botanic garden management challenges and communicating the big issues via landscaping, with workshops and discussion sessions organised during the course of the meeting to address specific issues. We hope that the botanic garden community, its associated horticultural experts, scientists, educators, communicators, directors and managers will have the chance to collectively and collaboratively explore and develop different visions of botanic gardens and their core activities for the future.International Conference Centre GenevaAddress17 Rue de Varembé1211GenevaSwitzerland
- 27th Jun, 2017 to 29th Jun, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeetingRegister byMonday, 29 May, 2017
This joint European conference organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA) explores the significant challenges climate change poses to biodiversity and health in Europe.
The conference in Bonn will bring together experts from science, policy and practice to highlight and discuss the importance of biodiversity’s contribution to human health in the face of climate change. In this context health is considered in its physical, psychological and social dimension, including socio-environmental equity. The aim of the conference is to increase knowledge, share experiences and foster nature-based solutions to meet the challenges of climate change and health issues.
The conference is divided into three main areas (day 1: science, day 2: practice and implementation, day 3: policy and economy) and will feature presentations by leading experts in the fields of biodiversity, health and climate change.Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR)AddressLudwig-Erhard-Allee 253175BonnGermany