Second BiodiversityKnowledge Conference
Towards a future Network of Knowledge
on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe
September, 24th-26th, 2013
Many thanks to all the participants who attended the conference both in Berlin and through the webstream for a successful exchange of experiences and fruitful discussions on finalizing the recommended design of a future Network of Knowledge (NoK) on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe.
Presentations, videos, reports from breakout groups as well as photos of the whole conference can be found under this link.
You can also have a look at our 2 latest Prezi presentations summarizing the conference outcomes and the project's latest updates by BiodiversityKnowledge coordinator Carsten Neßhöver:
The objective of this second conference was to discuss and finalize the recommended design of a future Network of Knowledge (NoK) on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe.
The focus of the conference was on presenting options for the NoK, which BiodiversityKnowledge has been developing over the past two years through a broad consultation with more than 300 active participations of representatives of the biodiversity and ecosystems services knowledge community. Stakeholders involved ranged from practitioners, researchers to policy makers.
For supporting the discussion, the project team provided a White Paper prior to the conference. This White Paper provides a concrete concept for such a NoK, including its context, its functions, overall objectives as well as the practicalities of such a NoK through the lessons learned from three demonstration cases. The paper also elaborates on governance issues, rules and procedures and highlights the strong and weak points as well as the uncertainties for future implementation.
The conference provided the space for institutions and any interested players to voice their interests in contributing to the network of knowledge and outlined the roles they can envisage for themselves.