The DiSSCo community is pleased to invite you to attend DiSSCo Futures, a three-day conference that will take place in Brussels, Belgium in February 2023, hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, CETAF, Meise Botanic Garden, and the Royal Museum for Central Africa. 


Tuesday, 7 February 2023 – 12:00 p.m. CET to Thursday, 9 February 2023 – 12:30 p.m. CET


KBR Museum (Royal Library of Belgium) – Auditorium

KBR museum 


February 2023 marks an important moment in the goal to integrate European natural science collections as a common scientific infrastructure. Three projects – SYNTHESYS+, DiSSCo Prepare, and MOBILISE – critical to this endeavour, will end. To mark this moment, DiSSCo Futures brings together the project participants and stakeholders, among which scientists from the taxonomic research and bio and geo-diversity data domains, collection managers, research infrastructures and international initiatives, policy makers and businesses, to celebrate the success of this work and plan the next steps of the DiSSCo common research infrastructure. 

The conference will run in plenary, encompassing keynotes, panel discussions, lightning talks, service demonstrations and audience interaction, aligned around key themes developed across projects and focused on the scientific and strategic highlights of the work as the next steps toward realising an integrated vision toward one European collection are taken. The themes cover digitisation, access, infrastructure, standards, organisation and the human capacity necessary to deliver a truly distributed system of scientific collections. 

Limited places available. Registration is open until Friday 20 January 2023. 


General programme:

Further details about the programme can be found in the web page of the event: 

DiSSCo Futures – invitation – Brussels 07-09/02/2023