[Belgian Biodiversity Platform Newsflash] You are invited to the "Honey Bees, Indicator of Health and the Environment" scoping exercise

Belgian Biodiversity Platform Newsflashes newsflash at biodiversity.be
Wed Apr 30 15:33:57 CEST 2014

Registration now open for the scoping exercise on “Honey Bees, Indicator of
Health and the Environment”
The Belgian National Focal Point to the Convention on Biological Diversity
(RBINS) and the Belgian Biodiversity Platform are co-organizing a scoping
process on a project proposal aiming to develop a monitoring system using
honey bees as indicators of health and the environment. This project
proposal is part of a series of new measures to address the decline of

This scoping process will consist of a three-tiered approach:

   - An initial e-consultation inviting expert views on a number of
   questions related to the project
   - A one-day scoping meeting where the results of the e-consultation will
   be discussed and where scientific recommendations relevant to the
   development of the monitoring tool and research needs will be formulated
   - A consultation amongst representatives of public authorities to
   develop a call for tender for developing the general protocol and field
   test of the instrument.

*The e-consultation, which will run from May 12th to May 30th, will be open
to all registered participants.*Participation to the *scoping meeting*, to
be held at BelSPO (Brussels) on *Friday, June 13th is restricted to a
maximum of 30 persons*. The organizers will select participants to the
meeting in order to obtain a balanced representation of disciplines,
expertise, and interests.

Register online before May
is free but registration is mandatory).

*Contact points:* Dr Hendrik Segers <hendrik.segers at naturalsciences.be> (RBINS)
and Dr Hilde Eggermont <h.eggermont at biodiversity.be> (Belgian Biodiversity

More information<http://www.biodiv.be/implementation/surveys/scoping-meeting>
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