The 10th Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO-X) and Ministerial Summit will take place in Geneva from 15 to 17 of January 2014. Member states and organisations will convene with the aim of improving access to observations and information on the global environment. The Swiss Federation organises a special event on biodiversity on January 14 and will exhibit throughout the week at the Swiss Pavilion. The URPP GCB is present at the Swiss Pavilion together with the NPOC, Swiss Biodiversity Forum, EAWAG and many others. Our Director Michael Schaepman together with Sarah Pearson (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment) will give the welcome message at the Swiss event on January 14. You find more details here.