CETAF Events

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.

 

  • SPNHC + TDWG 2018 Conference: Collections and Data in an Uncertain World

    25th Aug, 2018 to 01st Sep, 2018
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    The Otago Museum and the University of Otago will host the 2018 joint meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), held from 25 August to 1 September in Dunedin, New Zealand. The theme of this inaugural joint meeting is 'Collections & Data in an Uncertain World', allowing delegates to explore the strategies and practices that may mitigate the risk to both the physical collections and the data derived from them.

    As a joint conference with TDWG sessions will be held that will stimulate discussion among members of both organisations. Topics might include challenges from both the collections management and data management quarters about key issues such as Darwin Core, data interoperability, and image management. Tension often arises between the quest for high quality standardised data with user-friendly software tools to support it, and the needs of collections professionals, who are usually working with time, technical and financial limitations, to make the best decisions in curating their collections and associated data. 

    Click here for more information about the joint SPNHC and TDWG Conference.

    For access to registration, please click here.

     

     

     

    Otago Museum
    Address 
    419 Great King St
    9016
    Dunedin
    New Zealand
  • Data Cleaning Workshop

    27th Aug, 2018 to 28th Aug, 2018
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    Stakeholder
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    Training

     

    Data Cleaning Workshop

    2-day event to clean your own data

    As Belgian Node to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the Belgian Biodiversity Platform organises a 2-day Data Cleaning Workshop.

    The event is primarily targeting biodiversity researchers who took part in Belspo funded projects. Participants are expected to bring their own data as they will have the opportunity to work on it.

    At the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with open data principles, and some exciting data cleaning tools. 

    This workshop  will increase your skills in open biodiversity data and is a good opportunity to discover data cleaning tools. You will learn how to document and clean your research data with the goal to increase its quality and ultimately to make it reusable for further research.


    More precisely, the training will focus on:

    • Discovering the GBIF data principles
    • Exploring Data with Spreadsheet, QGIS and OpenRefine
    • Cleaning taxonomical, temporal, geographical and possibly other fields
    • Organising Data to minimise errors
    • Describing your data with detailed metadata

    This free workshop will be held in English.

    Please mark your interest by filling this registration form. Since this workshop is limited to 20 participants, candidates are asked to motivate their participation.

    For more information, please contact Andre Heughebaert: a.heughebaert@biodiversity.be 

     

     

    Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)
    Address 
    Avenue Louise 231
    1050
    Brussels
    Belgium
  • 4th International Conference on Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2018

    12th Sep, 2018 to 14th Sep, 2018
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    Stakeholder
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    Meeting

     

    ICRI 2018 will be co-organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the European Commission.

    Speakers representing high-level stakeholders from across the globe and highly profiled institutions will intervene in the debate. ICRI 2018 aims at:

    • providing a forum for strategic discussion on international cooperation for research infrastructures at global level;
    • highlighting the essential role of research infrastructures in addressing global challenges and contributing to Sustainable Development Goals;
    • reflecting on the needs, development, and operation of global and national research infrastructures;
    • building on the outcomes of ICRI 2016, discussing existing and emerging challenges faced by RI stakeholders and investigating policy options and possible steps forward.

     

     

    Austria
    Austria
  • Data Use Workshop

    20th Sep, 2018 to 21st Sep, 2018
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    Stakeholder
    Event type 
    Training

     

    Data Use Workshop

    Two days discovering GBIF mediated data

    As Belgian Node to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, the Belgian Biodiversity Platform organises a 2-day workshop on data use.

    The event is primarily targeting students / young scientists in biology from all over the country. 

    This data-use workshop will be an occasion to learn about the GBIF.org portal, open data principles, and some exciting data visualisation tools. You will also increase your skills in open biodiversity data and you will discover tools for data management and visualisation. You will also learn how to combine your research data with data made freely available by thousands of museums/ institutions/ scientists worldwide.

    More precisely, the training will focus on:

    • Discovering data on GBIF.org portal
    • Downloading the data in CSV and Darwin Core format
    • Understanding Data Citation, Licenses and DOIs
    • Visualising Data with Spreadsheet, QGIS and R
    • Filtering the Data, understanding fitness-for-use
    • Ecological Niche Modelling with Maxent

    This free workshop will be held in English.

    Please use this registration form to mark your interest. Since this workshop is limited to 20 participants, candidates are asked to motivate their participation.

    For more information please contact Andre Heughebaert: a.heughebaert@biodiversity.be

     

     

    Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)
    Address 
    Avenue Louise 231
    1050
    Brussels
    Belgium
  • 10th International Conference on Ecological Informatics

    24th Sep, 2018 to 28th Sep, 2018
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    The conference will have the theme: Translating Ecological Data into Knowledge and Decisions in a Rapidly Changing World. The conference aims to bring together researchers interested in data-intensive ecology — both from an ecological and a computer science point of view.

     

    Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
    Address 
    Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
    07743
    Jena
    Germany
  • Europe's biodiversity beyond 2020 - Tackling the challenges to achieve targets

    25th Sep, 2018 to 27th Sep, 2018
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    Stakeholder
    Event type 
    Meeting
    Register by 
    Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

    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.

    The CEEweb Academy, organised in collaboration with Eurosite and with support from EKLIPSE, aims to bring together scientists and policy makers, authorities and NGOs in order to bridge the gap between resilience thinking and adaptive environmental management of protected areas. The event aims in improving the understanding of climate change, its perceptible and foreseeable impacts and the role nature based solutions can play in mitigating them.

    The event's programme focuses on crucial ingredients for a more efficient implementation of EU nature policy:

    • EU level networking to exchange knowledge and examples of good practice;

    • Preserving crop-wild-relatives as an important resource for the future of EU and global agriculture;

    • Increasing active involvement of the wider population into Natura 2000 management and (private) land conservation;

    • Nature-based solutions that wetlands can offer to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change

    Please find the draft programme here and more information here.

    Please note: if, for whatever reason your registration  is not accepted, you will be fully reimbursed. The deadline for pre-registration is 21 August 2018.

     

     

    Hotel Griff
    Address 
    Bartók Béla út 152
    1115
    Budapest
    Hungary
  • Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R)

    09th Oct, 2018 to 11th Oct, 2018
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    Community
    Event type 
    Meeting
    Register by 
    Monday, 24 September, 2018

     

    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.

    Building on the success of DI4R2016 (Krakow) and DI4R2017 (Brussels), DI4R2018 promises to be the biggest and best yet. Jointly organised by EOSC-hub, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE, the event will bring a packed programme of sessions, posters and networking opportunities to Europe’s researchers, developers and service providers – leading to brainstorming and discussions on how best to serve the user base.

    You can find more information on the event website, including registration form and timetable.

     

    ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
    Address 
    Av. das Forças Armadas
    1649-026
    Lisbon
    Portugal
  • Natural History Collections Day - Switzerland

    17th Nov, 2018
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    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!

    The SSS will provide a booklet (in French-German-Italian) explaining the importance of collections, their role in the future and why we still need to collect. 

    Save the date! Check our website  for updates on this project.

     

     

    Switzerland
  • ICT 2018 (Innovate, Connect, Transform)

    04th Dec, 2018 to 06th Dec, 2018
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    ICT 2018, the key European ICT research and innovation event organised by the European Commission, will be back next year and hosted in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018.

    The 2018 Austrian Presidency will host the next ICT event at the Austria Centre Vienna in December next year. The ICT events organised since 1998 by the European Commission have become Europe's most visible internationalforums for ICT innovation and a unique gathering of the entire ICT research and innovation community.

    The 2018 edition of this major networking event will have the following main components:

    • conference on digital research and innovation policies,
    • an exhibition of EU-funded research and innovation projects in the field of ICT,
    • a series of networking activities,
    • an innovation and startups village to showcase European entrepreneurship.

     

     

    Austria Center Vienna (ACV)
    Address 
    Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
    1220
    Vienna
    Austria
  • Preservation of natural history wet collections: feedbacks and future prospects

    05th Dec, 2018 to 07th Dec, 2018
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    Community
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    Meeting

     

    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.

    Organized by the French Center on Research for Preservation, under the CNRS, the French natural History Museum and the French Culture Ministry, the meeting will be held in the very heart of Paris, at the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution (French natural History Museum, Jardin des Plantes).

    This meeting intend to gather the various French and Europeans players involved in the preservation of natural history wet collections. Through the sharing of experience, we hope to provide an inventory of preservation issues threatening these valuable collections and to discuss potential solutions that has been tested in different environments.

    We would be glad if you, or your colleagues, could attend the meeting as a listener or through an oral presentation. Registration is free of charge but mandatory, according to availability.  

    The meeting will be held in English and French, with interpreting services available. A brief presentation of the meeting and the call for papers are attached and also available on the website: https://pfc2018.sciencesconf.org/

     

     

     

    Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
    Address 
    36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire
    75005
    Paris
    France