Publications / Communication
Its publications and information tools enable the dissemination of the values and savoir-faire of nature professionals to a broad-based readership.
- Aimed at an even broader readership, the quarterly periodical Espaces naturels : www.espaces-naturels.info
- Subscribe to the magazine : boutique.espaces-naturels.fr.
- The Cahiers Techniques collection provides practical, specialised thematic documentation both online and in paper format : cahiers-techniques.espaces-naturels.fr
ATEN organises an annual encounter, the Managers’ Forum, for nature protection professionals to compare and capitalise on their experience : forumdesgestionnaires.espaces-naturels.fr.
The Forum of IT specialists, GIS specialists and webmasters of natural areas : forum-tic.espaces-naturels.fr.
Training / Jobs
ATEN is one of the main training organisations for managers of natural areas, and must therefore respond to their requirements and their right to receive training throughout their career. The training catalogue offers more than 120 sessions a year, providing training to more than 1400 trainees : www.espaces-naturels.fr/Formation
ATEN structures the landscape of jobs in natural area manager networks by compiling jobs reference bases for its members. With AFPA, under the aegis of the ministry responsible for ecology, ATEN also structures the nationwide professional field of biodiversity and ecological services jobs. Finally, ATEN publishes job offers.To find out more : Jobs and skills section.
THEMATIC NETWORKING SERVICE
The French Natura 2000 technical exchange network is facilitated by ATEN. Links : Natura 2000 section.
GREEN AND BLUE NETWORK
The aim of the Resources unit of the National Resource Centre for the Green and Blue Network, is to assist the professionals and other stakeholders working in this field. The unit is facilitated by ATEN. To find out more : Green and blue network section.
ATEN therefore facilitates the work of its members involved in the management of natural areas overseas, and, in parallel, provides the secretariat for the TE ME UM (Terres Mers Ultra Marines) programme. To find out more : Overseas territories section.
Aten, in partnership with the Agence des Aires Marines Protégées (French Agency for Marine Protected Areas), also facilitates the forum for marine protected area. To find out more : Marine environment section.
ATEN is one of the technical partners involved in the SINP, the French Nature and Landscape Information System : www.naturefrance.fr.
The French National Biodiversity Observatory, ATEN develops and maintains the dedicated website : indicateurs-biodiversite.naturefrance.fr.
EXPERTISE / SERVICES
EUROPE AND WORLDWIDE
Natural area managers develop collaborations and exchanges with their colleagues in Europe and worldwide. To find out more : Europe and worldwide section.
ATEN’s legal service provides its members with expertise, up-to-date information and advice, or the training of natural area officers prior to commissioning. To find out more : Legal section.
ATEN provides its members with various tools and it develops specific tools. To find out more : ICT section.
The resource centre supplies and promotes information about subjects linked to biodiversity by compiling a corpus of professional documents. To find out more : Documentation section.