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ESP Update 2015/04

April  2015                                        Nr. of recipients: 1907

Dear ESP members and friends,

Hereby we provide you with the monthly Update for ESP members and friends about the latest developments and activities within the Ecosystem Services Partnership network. 

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


ESP8 Program

The review of the more than 50 workshop proposals has been completed. The descriptions of the accepted workshops can be viewed on the workshop overview page. Please note that this is overview is still subject to change. Completed workshop descriptions will be added onto the conference website as they come in. 

Abstract submission

The possibility to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations will open the 8th of May. For the preparation of your abstract submission, we advise you to have a look at the workshop overview webpage. To submit an abstract we ask you to select three workshops that best suit the theme of your abstract. When a workshop states 'CLOSED' it means no voluntary contributions can be uploaded to that workshop. 


Registration for the conference is opened now.
Early Bird registration ends the 31st of August.

Conference flyer

We would appreciate it very much if you could distribute the ESP Conference flyer widely in your network(s). The flyer can be downloaded here.

2. News  from ESP Working Groups

Almost all ESP Working Groups are organising a workshop at the ESP8 conference and many plan to produce a Special Issue or other form of lasting output. If you want to become involved, please have a look at the Working Group page on the ESP website or check the list of the ESP Conference workshops.

3. Other news 



Last month a questionnaire was sent to all ESP members about their involvement in IPBES. More than 50 people responded, of which 63% indicated that they have an official role or have participated in IPBES meetings or deliverables. ESP will be using this information to investigate how to further strengthen ties with IPBES and involve ESP members more. More news to follow soon and if you have ideas on how to do this, or other IPBES related messages, please send them to

4. Events

9th IALE World Congress:
Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges
Portland, USA, 5-10 July 2015
Click here for more information 

Marine Ecosystem Economic Valuation Symposium
Santa Marta, Colombia, 18-22 October 2015
Click here for more information 
Also see the growing list of news-items, vacancies, calls for cooperation and upcoming events on the ESP-website for new and previous messages and interesting links.
As always, we look forward to hearing from you!

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