The third Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services will take place at the World Conference Center in Bonn, preceded by regional consultations and a stakeholder meeting.
pro-iBiosphere is organizing two workshops - on mark-up of biodiversity literature and on alternative business models - on 10 and 11 February 2014. The Fifth Management Meeting will be held on 12 February 2014.
The official Governing Board meeting takes place from 8 to 10 October with the Science Symposium taking place in the afternoon of 9 October. Associated events, such as Training, Global Nodes meeting and committee meetings, take place prior to the Governing Board meeting.
The GBIF Nodes Committee met in connection to the 20th meeting of the Governing Board in Germany in October 2013. A global training course for Node managers and staff members was hold back to back to this meeting.
The 12th GBIF GLOBAL NODES MEETING focused on updates on the GBIF work program and the regionalization progress. It included a Q&A session between the GBIF Secretariat and the Nodes. For the first time 5 Break-out sessions were introduced, focusing on the following topics: