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News DesertLand conference in Ghent

The DesertLand conference will take place on 16 & 17 June 2015 at the NH Hotel Gent Belfort in Ghent, Belgium.

Concerned URL
Release date 12/05/2015
Contributor mlsusini
Geographical coverage Global,
Keywords Desertification, land degradation, drylands,

As the DesertLand conference aims at attracting presentations of scientists, project leaders, NGO’s, communities, societies but also federal, local, governmental and private (profit or non-profit) organizations and sponsors. Everyone is encouraged to present their work, activities, projects and products either by means of a (2m x 2m) stand and/or an oral or poster presentation.

Considering the equal importance of ‘poster’ and ‘oral’ presentations, the DesertLand conference aims at attracting quite a number of poster presentations, giving the authors not only ample time for discussion during the poster session breaks, but also allow a 5 minutes short oral presentation of the poster in front of the audience.

Important Dates

  • October 2014 - Intentions to participate
  • 15 February 2015 - Deadline abstract submission for oral presentations
  • 15 March 2015 - Review process is finished
  • 31 March 2013 - Early Bird Deadline
  • 15 May 2015 - Deadline abstract submission for posters
  • 31 May 2015 - Registration Deadline


16 June 2015: Water security: Responses to local, regional and global challenges
Soil Hydrology and Processes & Control of Land Degradation (in cooperation with UNESCO IHP Belgian Committee)

17 June 2015: World Day on Combating Desertification
Preventing and Combating Land Degradation in Drylands

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