The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has announced that the draft scoping report for the nexus assessment (thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health in the context of climate change) is open for external review until 31 July 2020.
The recently launched COST Action European transdisciplinary networking platform for marine biotechnology (Ocean4Biotech) brings together experts in the field of marine biotechnology, to provide a platform for sharing experience, knowledge and technologies, and to design a roadmap for a more efficient and rapid development of marine biotechnology research in Europe and beyond.
Frontiers in Marine Science have issued a call for the submisison of abstracts and manuscripts for a special issue whose research topic relates to the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network (IMECaN).
IPBES have announced the start of the external review for the first order drafts of the chapters of the IPBES methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its contributions, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services (IPBES values assessment). The period for this first external review of the values assessment is from 29 July until 22 September 2019.
We would like to bring your attention to the possibility to review the second order drafts of the chapters and the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services - this is very important to ensure that the substantial marine part of this assessment is done in the best way possible.
IPBES aims to finalize five assessments at the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary, in March 2018: four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration.
One of the most important phases in drafting assessments is the period in which they are opened for external review by any interested experts, ranging from scientists and decision-makers, to practitioners and the holders of indigenous and local knowledge.
The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy, or DOOS is a Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Project focused on the creation of a strategy or the development of a common statement of requirements and an initial strategy for sustained global deep ocean observations; considering all Essential Ocean Variables, regions, and technologies so as to extract high impact, feasibility, and GOOS fit-for-purpose actions for the next 5-10 years.