2nd PESI Focal Point meeting in Edirne, Turkey

Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey hosted the PESI 2nd Focal Point meeting: “Towards e-Taxonomy Infrastructure Networks across Europe and Neighbouring Countries” from 18 – 21 May 2010, with participation of 30 representatives from 21 European and neighbouring countries.


Other European and global programmes, including LifeWatch, TUBITAK, Flora Europaea and GBIF were represented by invited speakers.


Main discussion items included the joint work plan for the third and last PESI year, the continuity of the Focal Point network beyond the PESI programme and the development of a Flora Fauna Palearctica programme. Building blocks were drafted for the development of a stable organisation model in a GBIF and/or LifeWatch environment.


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