The International LTER Network is pleased to announce its first global Open Science Meeting to be held from 9-13 October 2016 in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Registration will be open to all experts involved in LTER, interested researchers and stakeholders. Topical research themes will be addressed in plenary, break-away sessions and workshops. Experience from site-based to global LTER in one conference at a world-class biodiversity destination, and take advantage of ample opportunities for networking and coordination across ecosystems. ILTER will also use the opportunity to engage a range of powerful international partners of LTER in global change research and policy. Various field trips to South African LTER sites will be organized. Remember to put the dates on your calendar.
The OSM themes are:
Nitrogen impacts on ecosystems structures and functioning.
Carbon and water cycles under climate change.
Towards sustainable usage of ecosystem services (local, regional & global).
Drivers of biodiversity across scales.
Data integration and interoperability enabling global scale ecosystem research and linking with environmental monitoring.
Linking local, regional and global Earth system observations and models.
In addition, there will be a call for contribution to emerging issues and challenges for ecosystem research.
In addition there will be half a day dedicated to relations with major relevant global observation networks and infrastructures. 2-day fieldtrips to South African ecosystem research sites will be offered to a limited number of participants before the conference.
The OSM specifically addresses
LTER researchers and scientific site coordinators (PIs).
LTER stakeholders and partners
The participation of early career scholars and postgraduate researchers is encouraged.
More information here.