Invitation_Symposium "Nature and Governance" & EU BON KickOff in Berlin (11-15 Feb 2013)

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 09:00 - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 18:00
Event Description and Information: 

The EU BON project which is coordinated by the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin (Germany) has started on 1st December and will continue for 4.5 years. We are very happy to have you on board!

The EU BON KickOff meeting will be held in Berlin from 13-15 February 2013. The KickOff will be preceded by a Symposium "Nature and governance: biodiversity data, science and policy interface” from 11-12 February in Berlin with high-ranking speakers.

Main topics will be:

- What (data) policy needs?

- The future of biodiversity information: new ways for generating, managing, and integrating biodiversity data.

- How new approaches / models can link scales and disciplines.

- Broadening the base and opening up: new ways to engage the public and stakeholders in biodiversity monitoring and assessments.

Herewith you are invited to share with us this outstanding Symposium and the EU BON KickOff meeting.

Please register for the Symposium and the EU BON KickOff on this website:

The booking form for the Seminaris Hotel is available on this website too.

For our planning it would be helpful if you would do your registration and your hotel booking soon.

The participation in both the Symposium and the Kickoff Meeting are free of charge. Accommodation and travel costs have to be covered by the partners themselves. It is advisable to have at least two colleagues from your institution/per partner attending.

Opportunities for funding and projects with the Belgian Science Policy Office Belspo

Opportunity Expiration Date: 
Thu, 2015-12-31

The Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) issues regularly calls for proposals, information on European Open calls and different type of grants.

regularly consult :

For more information on EU projects and their helpdesk consult  EURODED, the contact point of the European Commission at Federal level :


Postdoc fellowships to non-EU researchers

Opportunity Expiration Date: 
Sun, 2013-03-31

In a nutshell...

The stimulation of international mobility and the attraction of researchers from abroad is one of the priorities of the European Research Area.

Legal aspects of shipping preserved animals and tissues

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:00 - Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:00

Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels (Belgium)

Event Description and Information: 

Day 1: Legal requirements for shipping specimens, Access Benefit Sharing, CITES & animal protection legislation, Veterinary legislation

Day 2: Customs law, IATA regulations & IATA training A180 module, Packing & shipping: marking & documentation requirements


Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:00 - 17:00

Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin (Germany)

Event Description and Information: 


CETAF-Workshop "Legal aspects of shipping preserved animals and tissues"

in Cooperation with Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin and Zoologischen Staatssammlung München.

more info

Open Access week in Brussels

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 09:00 - 18:00

Paleis der Academiën/ Palais des Academies. Hertogsstraat 1 Rue Ducale

1000 Brussels.

Event Description and Information: 

Module 4: Basic collections techniques

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 12:00 - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 13:00

Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin, Germany

Event Description and Information: 

The training "basic collections techniques" is an introductory module on care and management of zoological collections aimed at persons that have limited experience with collection work or those who wish to update their knowledge in this field. This three part training will consist of a course on conservation procedures (half day), on basic techniques in collection care (including aspects of dry and wet collections with their specific requirements, full day) and a course on data documentation and labeling (half day). This training will provide a brief insight into the most essential topics of basic collection care and management, including aspects of preservation and preventive conservation.

Topics covered:

Day one (Conservation procedures): basic issues in preventive conservation, climate control, integrated pest management, materials, testing, ageing, risk management and other aspects of standard conservation procedures.

Day two (Basic techniques in collection care): A. Dry collections: care of entomological collections, care of skins and bones, conservation issues in dry collections B. wet collections, properties of ethanol, denaturing agents, jars, lids, issue of ph in wet collections.

Day three (Data documentation and labelling): handling of field data, registration, data cleaning, database, labels in wet collections, labels in dry collections.

More info

Registration is open (deadline 31/10/2012). To register, please fill in the application form.

The helpdesk strategy of the cybertaxonmy and methodology

The choice of a helpdesk Platform in Drupal  was mainly driven by the fact that so to say all EU project we have activities in use Drupal (in the context of the EDIT (  project , we have signed a MoU and committed to use it for the project, which is however not legally binding)

Survey on Nature Conservation in Belgium

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform has just launched a survey in order to investigate the views of the Belgian stakeholders about the future of Biodiversity Conservation Research. Considering the variety of actors in the nature conservation landscape, we would like to gather a maximum of experiences, knowledge and competences reflecting the diversity of views. We hereby hope to receive input from diverse actors, including scientists, practitioners, policy makers, business, volunteers, administrators, representatives of NGO's, funding bodies, etc. 

Train-the-trainer: Methods in collections management training

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 12:00 - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 14:00
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