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ESP Update 2015/10


October 26, 2015                                        Nr. of recipients: 2000

Dear ESP members and friends,

Hereby we provide you with a special Update for ESP members and friends about the latest developments and deadlines for the ESP8 conference.

1. ESP8 Conference South Africa, 9-15 November 2015

With only two weeks left until the ESP8 Conference, hereby some latest developments.




Conference registration is still possible until 31 October (17:00 CET), but spaces are limited. So please make sure to register in order to be able to participate.


The full program is now available online. Nine keynote talks are planned throughout the week and around 35 sessions will take place. Please have a look at the website for the full program.

Exhibitors stand

There is still an opportunity to present your affiliation during the conference with an exhibitor stand. Please feel in the ESP8 booth request form or get in touch with the ESP Secretariat for more information before 29 October.

2. European ES Conference 2016

ESP is proud to announce that a joint conference about Ecosystem Services will be organised in Antwerp from 19-23 September 2016. The conference will be a collaboration between ESP, OPERAs, OpenNESS, ECOPLAN, University of Antwerp and IWT.

3. Literature request for reports on mapping and assessment of ecosystem services in Europe

The collaborative EU Horizon 2020 funded project ESMERALDA aims to develop methods to map and assess ecosystem services which meet users’ requirements for different biomes, themes and geographical contexts. In order to cover as many biomes, themes and geographical contexts, and identify the critical issues associated to each of them, the project works on a review of scientific and grey literature on the applications of ES mapping and assessment on case studies in Europe. If you know of any scientific or grey literature on this topic, please send those to

4. ESP member survey

Thank you for completing the ESP member survey. We are currently analyzing the results. These will be presented during the ESP Membership Forum at the ESP Conference and communicated online.

3. Other news

  • The ESP National Network on Italy updated its page. Click here to learn more about their latest activities.
  • The Interdisciplinary journal on biodiversity and ecosystem services (IJBESM) is on the rise. Click here for more information, for instance on how to submit papers.
  • The international and interdisciplinary journal ‘Ecosystem Services’ is planning the publication of a Special Issue dedicated to legal aspects of ES that might be helpful to get jurists in line with other scientists. Click here for more information.
For an up-to-date list of news items, vacancies, calls for cooperation and upcoming events visit the ESP website. Please send any news items you would like to share with the Partnership to ESP Support team.
As always, we look forward to hearing from you!

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