The Ecosystem Services Partnership aims to facilitate discussion and cooperation amongst those working in the field of ecosystem services, and its members especially. In order to do so, ESP has organised international conferences annually since 2008. As of 2015 ESP shifted to a bi-annual cycle for the World Conferences, with Regional conferences in the in between year.
In order to enable as many ecosystem services professionals around the globe to join and share knowledge, we shift the location of our international conferences to a different continent each year. In this way, we strengthen ties between professionals from all over the world, so best practices in the field of ecosystem services can be shared and ideally implemented elsewhere.
In the period 2020/2021 we will be organising a series of regional conferences. Several regional conferences have already been announced:
- 3rd ESP Latin America and Caribbean Conference, 25-27 November 2020, Mexico City, Mexico (online)
- 2nd ESP MENA Conference, 27-29 January 2021, Rabat, Morocco
- 3rd ESP Africa Conference, 1-5 March 2021, Rwanda
- 3rd ESP Europe Conference, 17-20 May 2021, Tartu, Estonia
- ACES-ESP Conference, 13-16 December 2021, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
- 4th ESP Europe Conference, Spring 2022, Greece
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several of the dates have been changed and the ESP LAC 2020 conference has changed format to virtual. For most up-to-date information, please visit each conference website.
Suggestions for other regional conferences are welcome, especially from regions not mentioned above. If you are interested in organising an ESP regional conference in 2020/2021, you can express interest by filling out this form and sending it to [email protected].
3rd ESP Latin America and Caribbean Conference
25-27 November 2020, Mexico City, Mexico
The 3rd ESP regional conference for the Latin America and the Caribbean region will take place between 25-27 November 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. The conference theme is Transcending the study of Ecosystem Services towards Transdiscipline and Incidence. The call for session proposals is OPEN now – you can submit your proposals before 13 April 2020 to [email protected].
The conference will take place in a virtual format.
Learn more about the conference at the offical website.
2nd ESP MENA Conference
27-29 January 2021, Rabat, Morocco
The call for sessions is now OPEN! We encourage everyone who is working in the field of ecosystem services as a scientist/researcher, policy-maker or practitioner to submit a session proposal. Check the call for sessions page for more information and to submit your proposal.
3rd ESP Africa Conference 2021
Rwanda, 1-5 March
After Kenya and Togo, the ESP Africa conference moves to Rwanda for its third edition. We encourage everyone who is working in the field of ecosystem services as a scientist/researcher, policy-maker or practitioner to submit a session proposal. The call for sessions is open until 15 August.
3rd ESP Europe Conference 2021
17-20 May, Tartu, Estonia
Our next regional conference for Europe will take place in Tartu, Estonia under the theme Ecosystem Service Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes.
The call for session proposals for this conference is now closed. We are happy to inform you that we received 45 session proposals. The Scientific Program Committee is reviewing all session proposals. We hope to announce the approved sessions before 1 April after which we will open the call for abstracts. Are you interested in presenting your work in one of the approved sessions? Please keep an eye on the conference website.
During this conference, pre-conference trainings will be organised. This is a unique opportunity for conference participants to acquire new skills or sharpen existing ones. If you would like to provide a pre-conference training, please contact us at [email protected].
14-17 December 2020, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
The ACES 2020 conference focuses on linking state-of-the-art science, practice, and decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community and decision makers from around the United States and the globe. The call for abstracts will open in May.
Read more about this conference on the official website.
Call for expression of interest for hosting regional conferences 2020/2021 and ESP 11th World Conference 2022
To further strengthen and grow our network globally, we will organise a new round of regional conferences in 2020 and 2021. Interested in organising an ESP regional conference in 2020/2021? You can express interest by filling out this form and sending it to [email protected].
In 2022 it is time to get together again with the global community for the 11th ESP World Conference. We are currently looking for a suitable location and local partners. If you are interested in hosting the 11th ESP World Conference, please fill out this expression of interest form and send it to [email protected].
ESP 10th World Conference
ESP hosted the 10th ESP World Conference in Hannover, Germany from 21-25 October 2019. The theme of the anniversary conference was 10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future. We welcomed over 750 delegates from more than 65 countries worldwide, making this the biggest ESP conference to date. You can read more about ESP10 here. The proceedings are available online.
The first ever ESP conference was held in 2008, and since then many global and regional conferences have been organised by the partnership across. Find out more about the previous ESP conferences on this page.
You can find all conference pictures on ESP’s official Flickr page.