23-24 November 2011, Leuven, Belgium
In the International Year of Forests, the key objective of this science to policy conference is to identify how science can contribute to improved ecosystem services of forests for the benefit of the people. Through its programme and final memorandum, the conference aims to contribute to the on-going European policy processes, in particular the review of the EU Forestry Strategy, the Green Paper on Forest Protection and Information of the EU, and the EU FLEGT and REDD facilities.
Keynote speakers include representatives of the EU-funded forestry research projects FunDivEUROPE and MOTIVE.
Registration is open as of 15 July on a "first come, first served" basis.
Deadline for poster abstract submission: 15 September
19-20 October 2011, Amsterdam
EFIB is now clearly established as the largest conference in Europe for the bio-based market, bringing together business, policy and research and featuring top-level speakers, a comprehensive exhibition and an attendance of over 400 senior decision-makers.
The conference brings together the entire value chain of the bio-based economy: from farmers and feedstock producers to producers of innovative bio-based products.
14-15 September 2011, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels
The one-day conference will present key findings of the FP7 CLAMER project. Leading experts on climate change science (including a representative of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) will give presentations in the morning of 15 September, while three parallel discussion groups (on European marine policies; on science and public awareness; and on research agenda for the future) will be held in the afternoon.
The findings include:
The conference will be anticipated on the evening of 14 September with the premiere of the CLAMER documentary "Living with a warming ocean", filmed in seven European countries and focusing on the attitudes towards science communication regarding climate change and its impacts on marine waters.
Participation is free of charge, but registration for the pre-event and/or the conference and discussion groups is required.
16 June 2011, Charlemagne Conference Centre, Brussels
The Infoday on "The Ocean of Tomorrow 2012" coordinated topics will take place on 16 June in Brussels. The Information Day is for everyone interested in the research opportunities offered by "The Ocean of Tomorrow 2012" coordinated topics. That means researchers and research institutions, universities, industry, small and medium size enterprises, civil society organisations and National Contact Points. The event is organised "back-to-back" with the Theme 6 "Environment (including climate change)" Infoday (17th June) to facilitate the participation of all interested parties. For more information have a look at the "save the date" invitation. Registration is possible through the dedicated Infoday website.