ILTER Open Science Meeting 2016

9-13 October 2016 in the Kruger National Park, South Africa


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.

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What is ILTER?

ILTER is a 'network of networks', a global network of research sites located in a wide array of ecosystems that can help understand environmental change across the globe. ILTER's focus is on long-term, site-based research and monitoring.

ILTER’s vision is a world in which science helps prevent and solve environmental and socio-ecological problems. ILTER can contribute to solving international ecological and socio-economic problems through question and problem-driven research, with a unique ability to design collaborative, site-based projects, compare data from a global network of sites and detect global trends.

Most ILTER members are national or regional networks of scientists engaged in long-term, site-based ecological and socio-economic research (known as LTER or LTSER). They have expertise in the collection, management and analysis of long-term environmental data. Together they are responsible for creating and maintaining a large number of unique long-term datasets.

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