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.
- 19th Jun, 2018 to 21st Jun, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
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. Through such a process, the field of science education will progress and be enriched.
Please, click here for more information about the conference on the event website.National Institute of EducationAddress1 Nanyang Walk637616SingaporeSingapore
- 02nd Jul, 2018 to 06th Jul, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
The Società Entomologica Italiana and the Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia are hosting the XI European Congress of Entomology in Naples on 2-6 July 2018. A wide variety fo topics will be dicussed during sessions on the following themes:
- Agricultural and Forest Entomology
- Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management
- Chemical Ecology and Multitrophic Interactions
- Insect Control Biotechnology
- Ecology and Toxicology of Insecticides
- Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation
- Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
- Insects and Global Food Production
- Medical and Veterinary Entomology
- Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny
- Parasitology, Pathology and Immunity
- Physiology and Biochemistry
- Social Insects and Apidology
- Urban entomology and Stored Product Protection
- Symbiosis and Insect Vector Biology
Click here for more information about ECE 2018.Expo Convention CentreAddressStazione Marittima Molo Angioino80133NaplesItaly
- 09th Jul, 2018 to 13th Jul, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
Under the auspices of the International Palaeontological Association (IPA) and with the participation of the whole French Palaeontological community, the IPC5 Conference, dubbed as “the Fossil week” will be organized in 2018 in Paris, July 9th-13th.
This event is a unique opportunity for the palaeontological community to present its new results and discuss all aspects of our discipline.
Fieldtrips are planned before and after the congress throughout France, Belgium and Italy. They will give the participants the opportunity to discover palaeontological, geological and gastronomic heritages.
Click here for more information about IPC5.Pierre & Marie Curie University and National Museum of Natural HistoryAddress57 Rue Cuvier75005ParisFrance
- 26th Jul, 2018 to 27th Jul, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
Theme: Variety of Species Innovates Variety of ResearchMelbourneAustralia
- 25th Aug, 2018 to 01st Sep, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
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 MuseumAddress419 Great King St9016DunedinNew Zealand
- 27th Aug, 2018 to 28th Aug, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeTraining
Data Cleaning Workshop
2-day event to clean your own data
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgBelgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)AddressAvenue Louise 2311050BrusselsBelgium
- 12th Sep, 2018 to 14th Sep, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
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.
- 20th Sep, 2018 to 21st Sep, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeTraining
Data Use Workshop
Two days discovering GBIF mediated data
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: email@example.comBelgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)AddressAvenue Louise 2311050BrusselsBelgium
- 24th Sep, 2018 to 28th Sep, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
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 JenaAddressCarl-Zeiß-Straße 307743JenaGermany
- 17th Nov, 2018OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
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