Those looking at the logo of this year’s meeting might have noticed a rather large island missing from its stylised outline of Europe.
Today Patrick Cunningham, the Irish Government’s chief scientific adviser, is speaking at the conference. We shall see if he has any comment on the matter.
Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into a row of the size that occurred when the European Union left Wales off a map in 2004.
Dublin is actually bidding to host the 2012 forum. As you can see on this website the bid team have had to redraw the ESOF logo in order to mark their city on it. This appears to have had the consequence of dragging Canada onto the map