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Newsletter 2014/1
Newsletter 2014/1
Jun 02, 2014 The Newsletter 2014/1 is out. It covers the period from January to April 2014. Check it out!
ICSU grants programme open for applications Sep 11, 2014
Members are now invited to submit applications for the 2015 ICSU grants programme. Since 2008, the programme has offered up to ten awards of 30 000 euros.
ROLAC Annual Report 2013 Sep 11, 2014
The Report highlights the activities and achievements of the Regional Office in 2013.
Society&Nature Sep 08, 2014
Dialogue between natural and social scientists on the challenges of sustainability Organized by ICSU ROLAC and ISSC Venue: Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Rio de Janeiro September 30th – October 1st, 2014
2nd IRDR Conference Jul 28, 2014
The IRDR Programme, in partnership with the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), hosted the 2nd IRDR Conference, under the theme “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability,” from 7 – 9 June 2014 at the Beijing International Convention Center (BICC) in Beijing, China.
International Seminar on forensic investigations on desasters FORIN 2014 Jun 25, 2014
Forin is an innovative methodology that focuses on the root causes of disasters, as well as the risks
11th TAEMUN Jun 10, 2014
Manuel Limonta inaugurated the United Nations Model of one of the most important schools in Mexico City.
4th International Conference General Young Academy Jun 10, 2014
The International Conference and General Meeting is the annual key event of GYA and its main meeting in which the members can work together on the goals of this global organization.
EURIAS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2015-2016 Apr 30, 2014
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes.
Newsletter 2013/3 Mar 06, 2014
The Newsletter 2013/3 is out. It covers the period from September to December 2013. Check it out!
Call: Identification of existing advances and linkages of the scientific and academic community initiatives with Disaster Risk Reduction in LAC Feb 13, 2014
The Steering Committee on Risk Prevention and Management of ICSU-LAC made a call for a consultancy: Identification of existing advances and linkages of the scientific and academic community initiatives with Disaster Risk Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean. The call closed on March 23, 2014.
Applications: International Seminar on FORIN Feb 07, 2014
From 24-25 February 2014, the Institute of Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, will host an international seminar on Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN).
Jeffrey Sachs Launches Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Sustainable Development Feb 04, 2014
Get to know the free, global online course “The Age of Sustainable Development”.
Vacancy: Science Officer ICSU ROLAC Nov 12, 2013
The Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Council for Science (ICSU ROLAC) is seeking a Science Officer for an initial period of 12 months (renewable) after a trial period of three months, starting in February 2014.
Newsletter 2013/2 Aug 29, 2013
The Newsletter 2013/2 is out. It covers the period from May to August. Check it out!
Call for Applications 2014–2015 Faculty for the Future Fellowships Aug 29, 2013
The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014–2015 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 9th to November 15th, 2013 for new applications; from September 9th to November 8th, 2013 for renewal applications.
EURIAS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2014-2015 Jul 08, 2013
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes.
CORDEX LAC Workshop Jun 04, 2013
WCRP VAMOS/CORDEX Workshop on Latin-America and Caribbean CORDEX LAC: Phase I - South America
Newsletter 2013/1 May 27, 2013
The Newsletter 2013/1 is out. It covers the period from January to April and has suffered some improvements. Check it out!
Seventh Conference of the Nordic-Latin American Research Network NOLAN 2013 May 27, 2013
The Nordic-Latin American Research Network (NOLAN) would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the seventh conference of the NOLAN 2013, which will take place in Oslo on 27-29 November 2013.
AAAS STUDY OF SCIENTISTS' RESPONSIBILITIES May 23, 2013
The purpose of this short questionnaire is to learn how scientists and engineers view the nature and scope of their responsibilities.
Convocatoria Curso-Taller Internacional de Investigaciones Forénsicas de Desastres relacionados con la ocurrencia de Deslizamientos May 11, 2013
El Curso-Taller tiene el objetivo de aprender la metodología FORIN y aplicarla de forma total o parcial a diferentes labores de investigación, manejo o toma de decisiones en el contexto de la Reducción de Desastres y la Gestión Integral de Riesgo de Desastres en los diferentes países de América Latina.
Global-Regional Integration Workshop on Sustainable Energy - ppt presentations Apr 17, 2013
This workshop aimed to integrate the various ICSU regional science plans and activities in sustainable energy into a coherent global-regional framework that focuses on areas where ICSU can make a unique and valuable contribution. This involved an assessment of regional needs and the potential for intra- and inter-regional cooperation. This event was organized with the support from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).
Workshop Report Disaster Risk Management in LAC is out Jan 17, 2013
The report of the "Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards a project plan for integrated science and risk management for the region" is now available online.
Future Earth Regional Workshop for LAC Dec 06, 2012
The Future Earth Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean took place in Mexico City from 3-4 December 2012.
ICSU ROLAC at Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction of the Americas Dec 06, 2012
The Regional Director, Manuel Limonta, delivered a plenary statement on behalf of the scientific community and participated in a roundtable discussion, stressing the role of science in disaster risk reduction.
Chair ICSU RCLAC awarded prestigious “Premio Universidad Nacional” Nov 13, 2012
Congratulations to José Antonio de la Peña, Chair of the ICSU Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, who has been awarded the Mexican “Premio Universidad Nacional” 2012 in the area of exact sciences!
Mathematics Education Workshop Report out Oct 24, 2012
The Report of the Workshop on Mathematics Education: “Matemáticos en la Educación Matemática Escolar” is now available online.
Sustainable Energy Workshop Report out Oct 04, 2012
The Report of the Workshop on Sustainable Energy: "Opportunities for Technological Transfer and Investment in Sustainable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean” is now available as a pdf.
ICSU ROLAC at African Regional Implementation Workshop on Hazards Oct 04, 2012
ICSU ROLAC participated in the "African Regional Implementation Workshop on Hazards and Disasters" from 26-27 September, 2012 in Dakar, Senegal.
ICSU ROLAC at Integration Workshop on Natural Hazards and Disasters Sep 22, 2012
ICSU ROLAC participated in the “Global-Regional Integration Workshop on Natural Hazards and Disasters”, which took place from 13-14 September, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
President of ICSU Honorary Member of ANCEFN Sep 10, 2012
Prof. Yuan Tseh Lee, President of ICSU, was incorporated as Honorary Member into the Argentine National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales - ANCEFN) on Friday, 31 August, 2012.
Interview President of ICSU in “La Nación” Sep 10, 2012
Yuan Tseh Lee, President of ICSU, was interviewed by the Argentine newspaper “La Nación” during his visit to Buenos Aires.
ICSU Executive Director speaks at Argentine Council for International Relations Sep 10, 2012
ICSU Executive Director Steven Wilson delivered a presentation in the context of his participation in the 12th ICSU Regional Committee Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCLAC12) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
RCLAC12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sep 10, 2012
The 12th ICSU Regional Committee Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCLAC12) was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 30-31 August, 2012
Presentations ICSU President and ICSU Executive Director in Buenos Aires, Argentina Aug 27, 2012
The President of ICSU, Yuan Tseh Lee, and the ICSU Executive Director Steven Wilson will deliver two presentations in the context of their participation in the 12th ICSU Regional Committee Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCLAC12) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 30 and 31 August 2012.
ICSU ROLAC Newsletter Aug 24, 2012
The first edition of the ICSU ROLAC Newsletter is out.
Vacancy: Science Officer Aug 02, 2012
ICSU ROLAC is seeking to recruit a Science Officer to be based in Mexico City, Mexico. Closing date: 17 September, 2012.
Call for young scientist participation: Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean Jul 13, 2012
Young scientists are invited to submit a proposal for participation until 13 August, 2012.
Watch the sessions of the Science Forum in Rio Jul 02, 2012
The Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development took place from 11-15 June, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
How to follow the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development Jun 14, 2012
The Science, Technology and Innovation Forum in Rio de Janeiro started on Monday 11 June 2012.
José Franco new president of the Mexican Academy of Sciences May 24, 2012
During a ceremony on May 17th 2012, José Franco took over the presidency of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC) from Arturo Menchaca, who finished his term of two years.
First ICO/ICTP/TWAS Central American Workshop in Lasers: Laser Applications and Laser Safety Regulations May 20, 2012
From 30 April - 11 May 2012, The First ICO/ICTP/TWAS Central American Workshop in Lasers: Laser Applications and Laser Safety Regulations took place in San José, Costa Rica.
The 2011 ICSU ROLAC Annual Report is out May 08, 2012
The Report highlights the activities and achievements of the Regional Office in 2011.
11th Regional Committee Meeting in Ocho Rios, Jamaica Apr 30, 2012
On 12th and 13th April 2012, the Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean of ICSU (ICSU RCLAC) held their 11th meeting in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Sustainable Energy Workshop Apr 30, 2012
From April 10-11, 2012 the Workshop on Sustainable Energy: "Opportunities for Technological Transfer and Investment in Sustainable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean” took place in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
First Anniversary of ICSU ROLAC in Mexico City Apr 30, 2012
On 1 March, 2012, ICSU ROLAC celebrated its first anniversary at the premises of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC) in Mexico City.
Linking science and policy at Rio+20 Apr 30, 2012
A major five-day Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development in the days just prior to the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro.
Ice-Sheet Mass Balance and Sea Level (ISMASS) Workshop Apr 24, 2012
The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Glaciological Society (IGS) and the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) are pleased to announce the kick-off workshop of the renewed Ice-Sheet Mass Balance and Sea Level (ISMASS) expert group.
Manuel Limonta: Honoris Causa Apr 20, 2012
The Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico City (UAM) conferred the title of Doctor honoris causa to Manuel Limonta, Director of ICSU ROLAC, in a ceremony on 14 March, 2012.
Workshop on Mathematics Education in LAC Apr 18, 2012
ICSU ROLAC co-sponsored the regional workshop on mathematics education: ‘Matemáticos en la Educación Matemática Escolar’ that was held in Santiago de Chile, Chile from 11-13 January, 2012.
Synthesis report ICSU-UNESCO Regional Science and Technology workshops Feb 10, 2012
The ICSU Regional Science and Technology workshops synthesis report for Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Arab States, and Europe is now available online.
ICSU ROLAC Scientific Priority Areas: Science Plans available in English and Spanish Dec 02, 2011
In 2011, the four documents relating to the ICSU ROLAC priority areas biodiversity, natural hazards, sustainable energy and mathematics education were printed in English and Spanish, thanks to the generous support of CONACYT Mexico.
RCLAC 10 Nov 11, 2011
During its 10th Meeting in Rome, Italy in September 2011, several changes to the composition of the ICSU Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCLAC) were announced.
Recommendations: ICSU-UNESCO Rio+20 Regional Science and Technology Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean Aug 30, 2011
The recommendations from the Regional Workshop have now been finalized, and address the main themes of Rio+20: the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; the institutional framework for sustainable development; and new and emerging challenges.
Inauguration ICSU ROLAC in Mexico City Aug 12, 2011
On 1st March 2011, the ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) was officially inaugurated in Mexico City at the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC).
Submission of the Final Report of the joint initiative between ICSU/IADB on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Jun 10, 2011
On June 2nd, 2011, Décio Gazzoni submitted the Final Report of the proposal to the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) officials, representing the end of the first phase of the project: “Sustainable Energy Systems for Universal Energy Access and to Mitigate Global Climate Change: Design of a Regional Program for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE & EE) Research and Innovation Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)”.
Regional Committee Meeting in Mexico May 11, 2011
On 1st and 2nd March 2011 the Regional Committee for ICSU Latin America and the Caribbean held their 9th meeting at the Mexican Academy of Sciences in Mexico City. The agenda included the identification of future actions and work priorities for the new office in Mexico after the relocation from Brazil, as well as strategies for the implementation of the four scientific priorities, sustainable energy, biodiversity, natural hazards, and mathematics education. Furthermore, the organization of the Regional Workshop for the Rio+20 Initiative was discussed and considered a work priority by the Regional Committee.
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