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Objet : ESP10 Conference Special: Registration, Program & Grants


ESP10 Conference Special 


10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future


The 10th ESP World conference will take place from 21-25 October 2019 in Hannover, Germany – close to the place where the very first ESP conference was held in 2008.




Registration for the conference is now open! Make sure to register in time and take advantage of the Early Bird fees.
The Early Bird deadline is 5 August 2019, conference registration closes on 1 October 2019.



Travel Grants

To stimulate and support the participation of young, early career researchers in ESP conferences we offer 5 ECR Travel Grants. We invite applications for the ECR grants until 12 July! For more information on the eligibility criteria, please visit the conference website

Member discount

As always, we offer discounts to all ESP members, students and participants from low-income countries. 
ESP members will receive their discount codes by email, or upon registration for new members. Now is the perfect time to become a member.




Parallel sessions

The session program has over 50 sessions focusing on ecosystem services from the perspective of different biomes, economic sectors and themes, ensuring a diverse and complete program. Have a look at the session descriptions here. We received 680+ abstracts which are currently under review. Abstract submitters will be informed about abstract acceptance by the end of July.

Keynote speakers

During the plenary sessions throughout the week seven keynote speakers will reflect on ecosystem services from their respective angles, such as science, policy or practice. Additionally, two panel discussions will take place.

ES in Business day

To stimulate the application of the ecosystem services concept in business activity, the ESP is organising a business-focused day on Thursday that will run in parallel to the rest of the ESP10 program. 
The business day will include several parallel sessions related to business-science collaboration, a market place and an ES in practice award. Read more about it here.

Market place

During the Business day attendees and external parties will have the opportunity to exhibit their project, business, product or organisation at the Ecosystem Services market place. The market place stands will be present during the entire day on Thursday 24 October. From 15:00-16:30 a longer break is scheduled to provide delegates the opportunity to engage with the market place exhibitors. Sign up for the market place using the online registration form.


On Sunday 20 October our partners will offer pre-conference workshops on different topics. The first three confirmed trainings are:

  1. Training on ecosystem services accounting organised by the Joint Research Center with the European Commission
    'From the biophysical mapping to the accounting of ecosystem services in physical and monetary terms'
  2. Early career workshop organised by the YESS network (Young Ecosystem Services Specialist)
    'Developing your skills for academic life'
  3. ARIES (Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services) training organised by Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Integrated Modelling Partnership
    'Training session on the ARIES web interface k.explorer'

Find out more about these trainings here.



Staying in Hannover

The conference opening day will take place at the Leibniz University Hannover, and the rest of the event will be hosted at the Hannover Congress Centre.

  • You can find more information about the venues here
  • For tips on arriving to Hannover, reaching the venues, and navigating the city - please check out this page.
  • The local organisers have kindly compiled a list of recommended accommodations, which you can find here.
  • For children aged 0 - 12, free childcare will be offered during the conference. Find out more here.



CO2 compensation

The conference organising committee is aware that organizing an international conference affects CO2 emissions. Therefore, we have selected a local project, the Moor Futures, which enables conference participants to mitigate CO2 emissions, at least to some extent. You can donate to the project by purchasing one or more CO2 compensation units via the online registration form



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If you have any questions about ESP10, please contact us at We hope to see you in Hannover!

With kind regards,
the Conference Organising Committee



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