The Strategic and Planning Meeting of the Scientific Council will take place on the 9-11 October 2013 in the Italian city of Formia, at the kind invitation of the Natural Park Riviera d’Ulisse and the Lazio Region.
It will be a special meeting with the main objective of brainstorming on how the structure and modus operandi of the Council can be adjusted to better meet the scientific needs and challenges of CMS. This is in line with Resolution 10.9 on the Future Shape Process, that recommends to review the structure of the Scientific Council to maximize expertise and knowledge capacity.
This meeting is not foreseen in the CMS core budget and this is why it is not possible to invite all Scientific Councillors to participate. Only the COP-appointed councillors and Chairs of Scientific Council Working Groups have been invited, and consequently it will be a very small meeting.
The next (the 18th) ordinary meeting of the Scientific Council will take place in mid-2014, the precise dates still to be determined.
8 October 2013, Formia, Italy
The Ad Hoc Meeting will discuss taxonomical and nomenclatural references for bird species as possibilities for adoption by CMS, within the process of harmonization of taxonomy across MEAs. Documents related to this meeting can be found at the bottom of the table below.
|Draft Global Gap Analysis of the Convention on Migratory Species
|A Natural Affiliation
|Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
|CMS Scientific Council and Secretariat Science Unit Work Programme 2013-2014
|Provisional Annotated Agenda and Schedule
|Marine Turtle Conservation via CMS and other International Instruments
|Taxonomic Working Group on Fish
|CMS Scientific Council - Working Group on Birds
|Promoting a Strategic Approach for Conservation of Migratory Birds and their Habitats Globally
|Report of the Working Group on Aquatic Mammals