GB27: 27th Meeting of the GBIF Governing Board (Virtual)

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20 - 22 October 2020
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The 27th GBIF Governing Board meeting (GB27) will be a virtual meeting, taking place 20, 21 and 22 October 2020, with sessions running from 11:00-12:30 and 13:30-15:00 (Copenhagen time - CEST/UTC +2) on each of the three days.

The meeting is open to registered GBIF Heads of Delegation, committee members and GBIF Secretariat staff. GBIF Heads of Delegation have the possibility to nominate up to two additional delegates to join the meeting.

Questions about registration, etc. can be sent to GB27@gbif.org.

Programme

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Zoom session 1: 1100-1230 (Copenhagen time - CEST/UTC+2)

1100-1120: Introductory section
1120-1140: Chair’s report
1140-1210: ES report
1210-1230: Questions from the floor to Chair and Executive Secretary

Breakout rooms available between sessions

Zoom session 2: 1330-1500 (Copenhagen time - CEST/UTC+2)

1330-1345: Budget committee report, 2019 financial report
1345-1400: Science Committee report
1400-1415: Nodes Committee report
1415-1430: Questions from the floor to committee chairs
1430-1450. Awards announcements and videos
1450-1500: Instructions for voting and opening of online ballot

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Zoom session 3: 1100-1230 (Copenhagen time - CEST/UTC+2)

1100-1110: Report on overnight voting
1110-1215: Secretariat update and plans (part 1):
1215-1230. Questions from the floor on Secretariat update and plans

Breakout rooms available between sessions

Zoom session 4: 1330-1500 (Copenhagen time - CEST/UTC+2)

1330-1400: Secretariat update and plans (part 2)
1400-1415: Formal presentation of 2021 Work Programme and budget
1415 -1445: Questions/submissions from the floor on 2021 Work Programme and budget
1445-1455: Presentation of GB28 hosting proposal
1455-1500: Instructions for voting and opening of online ballot

Wednesday, 22 October 2020

Zoom session 5: 1100-1230 (Copenhagen time - CEST/UTC+2)

1100-1110: Report on overnight voting
1110-1130: Response to 20-year review and preparations for the new Strategic Plan – overview on response strategy
1130-1200: Thematic discussion 1: Regional offices
1200-1230: Thematic discussion 2: Advisory Board

Breakout rooms available between sessions

Zoom session 6: 1330-1500 (Copenhagen time - CEST/UTC+2)

1330-1400: Thematic discussion 3: a GBIF Grand Challenge
1400-1445: Thematic discussion 4: GBIF future funding models
1445-1500: Closing remarks from Executive Secretary and Chair

Venue
Virtual meeting (by invitation only)
Location
Online
When
20 - 22 October 2020