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2016-03-02The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (1/2016) is now available. more



2015-11-23The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (3/2015) is now available. more



2015-10-06.jpgOn the occasion of the Twelfth Session of the UNCCD Conference of the Parties (COP 12), in Ankara, Turkey, the consortium composed by DNI, WOCAT and GNDRI will hold a side event. more



2015-10-05.jpgThe Twelfth Session of the UNCCD Conference of the Parties (COP 12) will be held in Ankara, Turkey from 12th to 23rd October 2015 at the Congresium Ankara-ATO International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Ankara, Turkey more


2015-08-12The first week of August 2015 member states agreed to the outcome document that will be formally adopted at the September SDG Summit. more



2015-07-13The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (2/2015) is now available. more



2015-04-29The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (1/2015) is now available. more



2015-03-03On the occasion of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference in Cancun (Mexico), the consortium DNI-WOCAT-GNDRI consortium will host side event on Making a Network of Networks work to achieve land degradation neutrality: Improving UNCCD Stakeholders’ use of scientific research results. more


2015-01-05The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (3/2014) is now available. more



2014-11-20The elections of the new Steering Committee and Advisory Board of DesertNet International were held 6-7 November and the results officially announced at the Third General Assembly in Hamburg (Germany) on 15 November. more


2014-07-21The official website of the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference: Second Announcement – The call for abstracts is open until 15 September. more



2014-05-30The official website of the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference from 9 to 12 March 2015 in Mexico City is now online and the call for abstracts is open. more



2014-04-28The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (1/2014) is now available. more




2014-01-08The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (4/2013) is now available. more




2013-10-08DesertNet International becomes member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. more




2013-10-01First announcement of the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference on "COMBATTING DESERTIFICATION, LAND DEGRADATION AND DROUGHT FOR POVERY REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices". more



2013-09-16DNI side event at UNCCD COP 11 on Monday 16th September in Windhoek (Namibia) on "Launch of a Networking Process of International Scientific Bodies on Research on Land Degradation". more



2013-08-05The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (3/2013) is now available. more




2013-05-17The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (2/2013) is now available. more




2013-04-06DNI Special Session at the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference in Bonn. more




2013-02-27The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (1/2013) is now available. more




2013-02-04The African Great Green Wall project : what advice can scientists provide? more




2012-11-16The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (3/2012) is now available. more




2012-11-15Royal Society Publishing publicartion on Impacts of global environmental change on drylands: from ecosystem structure and functioning to poverty alleviation is now available. more



2012-09-19The call for abstracts for the the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference is open until the 30th of September 2012. more




2012-07-30The latest edition of the DesertNet International Newsletter (2/2012) is now available. more




2012-07-27The Second General Assembly of DesertNet International was held in Bari (Italy) on 5th July. more




2012-06-05The UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference call for abstracts has been opened. Submission deadline is 31st of August 2012. more



2012-04-27The latest issue of the DesertNet International Newsletter (1/2012) is now available. more




2012-03-19Members of DesertNet International have compiled a list of relevant publications on combating desertification. more



2012-01-12One Health Summit 2012, Davos, 19-22 February 2012: Members of DesertNet International profit from reduced participation fee. more



2012-01-03DNI has had several very successful activities in 2011. more




2011-12-06The latest issue of the DesertNet International Newsletter (3/2011) is now available. more




2011-10-07The final version of the Proceedings of the UNCCD First Scientific Conference, held 22-24 September 2009, during the UNCCD Ninth Conference of Parties, Buenos Aires, Argentina is now available. more


2011-09-20Movements towards a panel on land and water issues - A policy brief from the scientific community prepared by DesertNet International. more



2011-07-29The latest issue of the DesertNet International Newsletter (2/2011) is now available. more




2011-06-10The Conference Scientific Committee of the Conference on Dryland ecosystem functioning and resilience has published the programme of the 3-day international conference in Italy. more



2011-05-09Registration now open for the International Conference on Dryland ecosystem functioning and resilience: integrating biophysical assessment with socio-economic issues. more



2011-04-18The latest issue of the DesertNet International Newsletter (1/2011) is now available. more




2011-04-04Special issue of Land Degradation and Development Journal now online in the Wiley Online Library! more



2011-03-09The Official report of the Side Event of DesertNet International and UNU-INWEH at CST S-2 is now available. more



2011-02-21The results of an e-forum on 'Providing Interdisciplinary Scientific Advice to the UNCCD', between January-June, 2010 , jointly organised by DesertNet International and UNU-INWEH, are now available online. more


2011-02-14At the up-coming CST S-2 in Bonn, Germany, DesertNet International and UNU-INWEH will present the results of the e.forum to assess the need and means for the organization of scientific advice for the UNCCD-CST. more


2010-12-21The latest issue of the DesertNet Newsletter (4/2010) is now available. more




2010-12-15The DesertNet Working Group on the 'Economics of Sustainable Land Management' has started its work. more



2010-10-25The latest issue of the DesertNet Newsletter (3/2010) is now available. more




2010-10-21The General Assembly of DesertNet Interantional took place on 30 September 2010 at IFAD in Rome, Italy. more



2010-09-21The Monitoring Group of the 3-day electronic election process of DesertNet International has announced the outcomes of the elections (7-9 September 2010). more



2010-08-26Announcement: The Association of DesertNet International (DNI) will hold its first electronic election of the next interdisciplinary Steering Committee and Advisory Board from
7 Sept 2010 00:00:00 (GMT+1:00) to
9 Sept 2010 23:59:59 (GMT+1:00)



2010-02-26The White Paper of Working Group 3 of the Dryland Science for Development Consortium (DSD) is now available. more




2010-02-17On 30th November 2009, the scientific network of European Desert (EDN) has been transformed into the Association of DesertNet International (DNI), after its registration at the Strasbourg/Illkirch Court as a legal non-governmental and non-profit organization. more



2010-01-08A success story on the rehabilitation of loess plains in China. more




2010-01-06Experts agree on a universal Standardized Precipitation Index: At an international Workshop from 8-11 December 2009 at the University of Nebraska, USA, which was co-sponsored by WMO and UNCCD, experts agreed to use a Universal Meteorological Drought Index in order to more effectively monitor drought and climate risk management. more

2009-12-14The brochure on the sientific findings of the Dryland Science for Development Consortium have been published in a science brief series. more



2009-12-02UNCCD has posted several reports on the COP9 and the decisions taken at COP9 in Buenos Aires. more



2009-11-30All presentations and summaries of the first scientific-style UNCCD Conference, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina (22-24 Sep 2009) are now available. more



2009-11-12The International Conference on Desertification in Memory of Professor John B. Thornes took place in Murcia (Spain) from 16-18 Sep 2009. The Conference proceeding is now available at http://congresos.um.es/icod. more


2009-11-05The latest edition of the European DesertNet Newsletter (3/2009) is now available. more




2009-09-11European DesertNet is transforming into DesertNet International. This major step will be officially announced at the UNCCD COP9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina in Sep/Oct 2009. more



2009-09-11The draft Synthesis/Recommentations of the Dryland Science for Development Consortium (DSD) to COP, which are based on the DSD White Papers in preparation of the first UNCCD Scientific Conference have been revised. more


2009-08-07The Dryland Science for Development Consortium (DSD) now provides its Draft Synthesis and Recommendations of the First UNCCD Science Conference. This Document will be translated into the official UN languages for discussions at COP in Buenos Aires. more


2009-07-15The G8 final declaration at L´Aquila clearly clearly links desertification and land degradation in drylands to issues such as climate change, human well-being, poverty, food security and the environment. more


2009-07-14The International Scientific Conference: Understanding Desertification and Land Degradation Trends will take place back to back with CCD COP9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 22-24 September 2009.
Scientists who wish to participate at the International Scientific Conference Understanding Desertification and Land Degradation Trends (at CCD COP9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 22-24 September 2009) need to fill out the attached Registration form. more

2009-06-26The 3rd EARSeL workshop on Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover will take place in Bonn from 25-27 November 2009. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is extended until July 8, 2009. more


2009-06-15The Dryland Science for Development Consortium (DSD) is organising a Poster Exhibition for CCD COP9 in Buenos Aires (21. Sept. - 2. Oct. 2009). We welcome scientists of European DesertNet to respond to the Call for Posters. Attached are the poster announcement and the poster guidelines. Deadlines are shown. more

2009-06-04This is an invitation to review the first drafts of scientific analysis papers contributing to the world's fight against desertification and land degradation. To begin the review, please go to the website www.drylandscience.org  and click the button on the left entitled 'Online Consultation'. You can download and read the papers in PDF format there if you prefer, but all comments must be received via the web feedback system that is accessed through the above path.
Sincerely, The Dryland Science for Development Consortium (DSD). PDF and more

2009-05-18Two training courses are jointly organized by the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), and the European Commission, through the DeSeurvey Project (A surveillance System for Assessing and Monitoring Desertification - FP6 . Global Change and ecosystems). more

/2009-05-12In Cooperation between the French Committee on Desertification (CSFD) and European DesertNet, global indicators for assessment of Desertification and the implementation of strategic objectives are now available. The project was coordinated by Prof. Dr. Marc Bied-Charreton (member of the Steering Committee of European DesertNet and Chair of CSFD). more

2009-05-04The Announcement for the International Scientific Conference and Consultation "UNDERSTANDING DESERTIFICATION AND LAND DEGRADATION TRENDS" (22 to 24 September 2009) is now available on the website of the UNCCD. This Conference will be take place back-to-back with CCD COP-9 in Buenos Aires. Argentina. more

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Morrocco: Sandstorm near Tazenakht

Events

2016-05-08 - 2016-05-12

The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference
Towson University,MD, USA
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2016-05-31 - 2016-06-02

International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use
Budapest, Hungary
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2016-06-01 - 2016-06-04

2nd EWaS International Conference: Efficient & Sustainable Water Systems Management toward Worth Living Development
Chania, Greece
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