The minutes from the IENE General Assembly (GA) in September and the presentation of the Secretariat and Steering Committee are now available on the website.
The SC mainly talked about preparations for the upcoming IENE conference in Lyon and discussed different suggested ways to celebrate the 20th birthday of IENE. The first preparations for the General Assembly of 2016 was initiated. The secretariat reported that IENE has got 2 new members since the last SC meeting (from Germany and South Africa).
The SC was gathered in Paris for a two days meeting, preparing and discussing the schedule and other details of the IENE 2016 conference. The secretariat reported that IENE hasn’t got any new members since the last SC meeting.
The SC mainly discussed how to proceed with the scientific publication of papers from the IENE conference, as proposed together with papers from other road ecology conferences. The SC have started to prepare a document about the history of IENE for the celebrations of IENE:s 20th birthday this year. An administrational change in the membership registration was decided by the SC and will be announced to all members shortly. The secretariat reported that IENE has got 4 new members since the last SC meeting (from France, Georgia, USA and UK).
The SC talked about the preparations of the IENE 2016 conference. On the deadline day, the conference had received more than 250 submitted abstracts and the reviewing process has now started. The celebration of the 20th birthday of IENE during the conference in Lyon was discussed. The half year economic report of the secretariat was presented and the budget for the coming year was decided. The secretariat reported that IENE has got 3 new members since the last SC meeting (from Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands).
The meeting focused on the preparations of the IENE 2016 conference, its program and the declaration. Some of the SC members are preparing a publication about IENE and its sphere of influence. The SC decided to make an annual report of IENE: a public summary of the achievements and activities in the network during the past year. May 31 was decided to be the deadline for nominations for the IENE Awards 2016 and the call for nominations will be prepared. The secretariat reported that IENE has got 4 new members since the last SC meeting (from Austria, Brazil, Netherlands and Switzerland).