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ESP Update 06/2016

June 9, 2016                                        Nr. of recipients: 2389

Dear ESP members and friends,
With this update we would like to provide you with an overview of the latest developments within our Partnership.

1. From the Secretariat

We hope you are enjoying the new ESP website. To get a full idea of the new features, please set up your user account - it will only take 2 minutes. This user account will give you full access to all website features and enable you to join our many groups and interact with peers.

This is a free trial account and it will expire on 1 November. After that a membership account will be required to fully access the website features. You will be able to easily upgrade from a trial account to a member account.

If you already are an ESP member, please also select the option to create a free trial account, we will make sure to upgrade it to a full member account for you.

Please note that the user credentials for the old website do not work for the new website.

We are still working on perfecting all the features and pages on the website. If you encounter a broken link or anything else that does not work, we will be grateful to receive your feedback.

2. ESP Conferences 2016

ESP will host five regional conferences this year. Some important messages and deadlines are given below:

Asian ESP Conference (30 May – 03 June)

With over 250 conference participants from mostly Asian countries the first regional ESP conference was a success. The presentations from this conference will soon be available online. You can see some photos from the event on our Flickr profile.
Twitter: #esp2016asia.

European ES Conference (19-23 September)

All abstracts submitted for Antwerp conference are currently being reviewed. The review process results will be communicated after 1 July. Registration for the conference is open, and you can benefit from the Early Bird fee until 15 July.
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Latin American ESP Conference (18-21 October) 

Call for abstracts: We have the pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract for the First Latin American ESP Conference. You can submit to one of the 25 accepted sessions before 15 July.
Registration will open from 1 July onwards.
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African ESP Conference (21-25 November)

We are happy to announce we received nearly 30 session proposals for the African ESP conference. These proposals are currently under review and will be placed online in the week of 20 June. Soon after the call for abstracts will go out.
Twitter: #esp2016africa.

ACES-ESP Conference (5-9 December)

Submit an abstract for the ACES conference in Jacksonville, FL, USA before 15 July. Find more details in the full Call for Abstracts. Graduate students presenting at ACES 2016 are encouraged to apply for a Graduate Student Fellowship award. Fellowship recipients receive a complimentary conference registration, and travel and lodging support. 
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Help spread the word and find sponsors!
Please feel free to forward this Update to people in your network to alert them to these conferences.

Help us find sponsorship for this year’s regional conferences. We offer various sponsorship options and benefits. If you have any questions about the sponsorship or suggestions for potential sponsors, send us an email We appreciate your support!

3. ESP Working Groups, National Networks & Regional Chapters

If you are active within one of our working groups or national networks, we would like to invite you to join the discussion group on the new ESP member portal. You only need to create an account on the website, log in with your new user name and password, go to the ESP member portal, and then click on the Request membership button to join the group you are a member of. Please note that it could take some time before your request will be approved, because the lead teams need to join the system first.  

If you are part of the lead team, please alert us via email as soon as you requested membership to your group, so that we can immediately grant you administrator permissions.

4. Other News

  • The EKLIPSE Project call for expertise is currently open for: "Nature-based solutions to promote climate resilience in urban areas - developing an impact evaluation framework" and invites experts to form an expert working group. Read more here.
  • Registration for the BIOECON conference will open on 23 June. Read more here.
  • IPBES invites experts with relevant knowledge and/or expertise to review the First Order Draft of the IPBES thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration and the four regional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Read more here.
For an up-to-date list of news items, vacancies, collaboration calls 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!

The ESP secretariat
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Contact Dr. Dolf de Groot

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