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TerraNova Events

Upcoming events

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Lecture series: What is the Anthropocene?

Everybody is welcome to join this open lecture series in autumn 2023, which explores the current academic debate on this new epoch from different angles. It is organised by the first VU Distinguished Fellow of the Anthropocene, Dr Sjoerd J. Kluiving, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute.   For more details ➡

Co-design workshops: On the road to COP28

Storytelling is a uniquely human trait. It is the basis of how we learn; the passing of knowledge and experience from one generation to the next. It enables us to communicate complex concepts, fuse facts and feelings, and transform listeners into actors. 

During the two workshops ‘Transdisciplinary co-design on the road to COP28′ in October and November 2023 we are building on the lecture series ‘’Anthropocene: overarching disciplines collaborating for sustainable change’ and the ‘SDG Academy COP28’ lectures and bring stories for the days of COP28, connecting science, human health, art and activism; the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates; the Global North and Global South. 

Both the workshops as well as the fellowship of the Anthropocene are coordinated by the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute. For more details ➡

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Past events

2019 – 1 April  

TERRANOVA (1-4-2019) was kicked off at the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Brussels , Belgium with all beneficiaries represented as well as the Project Officer of the European Union.

In multiple sessions project content, recuitment and administrative details were discussed, with our aim currently held at the 15 April deadline for applications at one of the 15 PhD positions.

2019 – 17-18 June  

The Launch & recruitment event was a success. The process was aimed at students willing to become part of a new generation of professionals, working in an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers, managers and entrepreneurs, on the themes central to TERRANOVA.

TerraNova Academy Field School TAFS I: Hunter/Gatherers, Energy Regime 1; The Netherlands: 

INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME a.) Thematic course Landscape, climate modelling and ABM; b.) Complementary skills & intersectoral training; Film and broadcasting; c.) Complementary skills & intersectoral training; Co-production of knowledge and shared learning (UU)

Beyond TERRANOVA Prof. Erle Ellis, Maryland Univ, USA; Other EU Horizon2020 projects Julia Blasch (VUA) Newcomers; Gert-Jan Burgers (VUA) Heriland


The consortium organized a Town hall meeting: Back to the future landscapes

TAFS II –  Agricultural Revolution, Transition ER1/2

INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME a.) Thematic courses: Landscape Archaeology and Historical Ecology

Beyond TERRANOVA workshop on shifting baselines by Sophie Marie Monsarrat; workshop on the biogeography of Northern Neanderthals by Trine Kellberg Nielsen; Talk by Paul Sinclair

TAFS III – Agricultural/Timber, Energy Regime 2; Portugal, July 5th to 9th 2021

The first part of TAFS III took place online via Zoom. TAFS IIIb took place from the 4th of July until the 9th of July in Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal. The goal of this part B was to gain the fieldwork experience that was missed during the last two digital TAFS meetings. Peneda-Gerês National Park has from the very beginning of TerraNova been a perfect model for the TAFS meetings and in the many proposal stages.

Read the report of TAFS IIIb and watch the after movie here: TAFS III page

Network-wide training TAFS IV : Online Program

22 – 26 March 2021


TAFS IV – Industrial Revolution, Transition ER2/3; local stakeholders; online


WP progress presentations, parallel sessions, WP work sessions.

Stakeholders meeting: round-table with invited stakeholders operating from a local to regional landscape context. It was defined how to successfully develop and implement landscape-based responses to current crises in relation to climate and biodiversity promoting ecological functioning, diverse and healthy landscapes.

Network-wide training TAFS V: Romania

3 – 9 October 2021

TAFS V: Industrial/Coal/Oil, Energy Regime 3; Romania

TAFS V took place in Romania in the northern Carpathians from  Sunday 3 October to Saturday 9 October.  With TAFS V (Coal, Oil; Fossil energy regime 3/ Subterranean) we are happy to have collaborated with the 4th Workshop on Regional Climate Dynamics: CARPATHIAN-BALKAN PALEOSCIENCE WORKSHOP 2021 (CBPW2021) endorsed by PAGES, which ran in part parallel to our training program.

We thank Marcel Mindrescu, George Bodi and Orieta Hulea from our Partner institutions USV, GeoConcept, ARFI and WWF and our ESRs Anastasia, Maria-Antonia and Frank for their efforts in preparing the full program of this TAFS week.

TAFS VI – Green Transition, Transition ER3/4; international stakeholders; Belgium



TAFS VII – Low Carbon Society, Energy Regime 4; Sweden