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ESP Update 2016/03

March 10, 2016                                        Nr. of recipients: 2309

Dear ESP members and friends,
Hereby our monthly update.

1. From the ESP Secretariat


Upcoming: New ESP Website

This (northern hemisphere) spring we will launch a new ESP website with some updated and new features. We have been working on improving the communication and data sharing tools for working groups, regional chapters, national networks and other collaboration units within ESP.

Call for photos

Help us make the new website represent the diversity of Ecosystem Services and the work of our members and friends around the world! Send us your best photos from the field, in high resolution. Every contribution to the ESP's photo stock will be highly appreciated.

2. ESP Regional Conferences 2016

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

Asian ESP Conference, Ansan-City, S. Korea 30 May – 03 June

Call for Abstracts: You can submit an abstract online for one of these 27 sessions. The abstract submission will be open until 1 April.
Registration is now open! Register before 15 April, to benefit from the Early Bird fee. Registration closes 15 May. 
Follow this conference on Twitter with #esp2016asia.

European ES Conference, Antwerp, Belgium 19-23 September

We received over 70 session proposals which are currently being reviewed. The full list of selected sessions will be made available on the website on 18 March.
Follow this conference on Twitter with .

Latin American ESP Conference, Cali, Colombia, 18-21 October

The official conference website is now live. More information will follow soon, so keep an eye on the website and follow the conference on Twitter .

African ESP Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 21-25 November

Preparation is in progress and the official website will be live by the end of this month! Look for Twitter updates on the conference with #esp2016africa.

ACES-ESP Conference, Jacksonville, FL, USA 5-9 December

The call for sessions for the ACES conference is still open! You can submit a proposal for a pre-conference workshop, conference oral session, or a town hall meeting until 31 March. Interested in presenting, but don’t have a full session? Make plans to submit an individual abstract by 15 July.
Follow this conference on Twitter with .

Help spread the word and find sponsors!
Please feel free to forward this Update to people in your network(s) 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

Several changes in the division and lead teams of the WGs, NNs and RCs are currently being discussed. Requirements for the members of these units may undergo some adjustments, due to additional benefits that are in development. The updated benefits and requirements for being a WG/NN/RC member will be implemented together with the launching of the new ESP website.

In the meantime it would be good if Team Leads make use of the Regional Conferences to get together, strengthen networks, write joint publications and proposals and any other activity beneficial to them, and ESP at large.
Get involved!
Feel free to join any of these working groups and/or National Networks by sending an email to the current Lead Team and/or to the ESP Secretariat.

4. Other News

Call for contributions: Would you like to contribute to the session 'Using Earth observation and geospatial data to map and model ecosystem services' organized for the GEO BON Open Science Conference, 4-9 July, Leipzig, Germany? Click here to find out how you can participate in this session. Find more Funding/ Cooperation Calls at the ESP website.

Vacancies: Full-time Faculty Position in Environmental or Ecological Economics at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. Click here for the full description, requirements and contacts for this position. See our Vacancy page for more vacancies.

Journals: Make sure to regularly check the webpage for developments regarding ESP-related Journals (discounts, Special Issues etc.). In case you come across new Journals you think we should be affiliated with, please let us know.  
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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