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  • Oct

    The Governing Board meeting, including the Science Symposium, will take place at the International Conference Center of Ivato, Antananarivo, Madagascar on 8-10 October 2015. Prior to the Governing Board meeting, on 6 October, the GBIF committees will meet. On 4-5 October there will be training for the GBIF Nodes and 6-7 October the Global...

    Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Oct

    The next meeting of the World Flora Online Council will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hosted by the Instituto de Pesquisas, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. The programme will include meetings of the taxonomic and technical working groups, a symposium, the council...

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Oct

    The Second Polar Data Forum (PDF II) will be held October 27 - 29, 2015 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to build on successes of the first Polar Data Forum (PDF I) in Tokyo, Japan, October 2013.

    PDF II will provide a critically important venue for showcasing polar data...

    Ontario, Canada
  • Nov

    The Nineteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity will take place from 2-5 November 2015 in Montreal, Canada. All documents pertaining to the meeting will be made available on the...

    Montreal, Canada
  • Nov

    The Summit is a meeting of representatives from TCNs, iDigBio, and other activities related to the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) programme. The Summit will focus on discussions of shared goals, challenges, opportunities, and collaboration.

    Arlington, United States
  • Nov

    The Twelfth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-XII), hosted by Mexico, will take place in Mexico City, from 11 to 12 November 2015. More information is on the GEO website.

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nov

    The 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as Paris 2015, will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

    Paris, France
  • Feb

    The fourth plenary session of the Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will discuss organizational matters, the work programme of the Platform, financial and budgetary matters, rules and procedures of its operation, communications and stakeholder engagement and...

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia