Registration is open!
Register now if you want to be part of this year's biggest European peatland symposium. We will zoom in on both the scientific, management and policy aspects of peatland restoration and conservation. On the last day, we will visit some of the top peatlands in Belgium and the Netherlands.
This conference is free of charge. We are organising two optional networking dinners where we ask for a contribution when submitting your registration.
Attitudes to peatlands are changing. They are no longer seen as valueless wastelands, but are now appreciated as precious habitats that deliver significant ecosystem services. Peatlands have become key components in national and international strategies on biodiversity, climate change mitigation and water retention.
The conference celebrates the end of an era with a last gathering of the Interreg North-West Europe project Care-Peat, but also the continuation and beginning of new cooperative peatland projects throughout Europe.
Effective conservation and restoration requires the development and sharing of knowledge. Although significant progress has been made in recent years, there are still many questions to be answered. These cannot be tackled in isolation, but require scientists, managers and decision-makers to work together. After all, only large-scale mobilisation and cooperation will ensure that we can put peatlands back at the heart of our society.
During the conference we will jointly discuss questions and solutions through lectures, workshops and field visits in Belgium and The Netherlands. We will learn from each other how to strengthen, restore, monitor and promote our precious peatlands.
The event is organised by Natuurpunt, University of Antwerp and the partners of Interreg Care-Peat and ADMIRE, together with the European chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, the International Mire Conservation Group, Wetlands International, Greifswald Mire Centre and the Society of Wetland Scientists.
You are invited to present your work through a poster or oral session as part of our 'Call for abstracts'.
Registration will close on 1 September '23.
The conference is at the moment for 75% full. If you register once completely full, you will be put on a waiting list, and contacted the latest on 20 August if a seat becomes available.