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New video: 2014 Young Scientists' Networking Conference
New video: 2014 Young Scientists' Networking Conference
Dec 16, 2014 Early career scientists discuss their perspective on a greener economy. A brief video from the 2014 Future Earth Young Scientists' Networking Conference at Villa Vigoni, Italy.
Global conference on science advice to governments: final report available Dec 15, 2014
The synthesis report of the first international conference of practitioners and scholars on Science Advice to Governments which took place in Auckland earlier this year is now available here.
Urban Health and Wellbeing office opens in Xiamen, China Dec 10, 2014
The new international programme office of the global science programme “Urban Health and Wellbeing” opened this week in Xiamen, China.
CFRS supports scientists whose human rights are under threat as a result of scientific activity Dec 10, 2014
The Chair of ICSU's Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science, Leiv K. Sydnes, recently attended a court hearing in Turkey against the scientist Büşra Ersanlı.
Junior Science Officer at the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme Dec 10, 2014
The International Programme Office of the IRDR programme in Beijing, China, is recruiting a Junior Science Officer.
International Council for Science announces Dr. Heide Hackmann to be Executive Director and Dr. Lucilla Spini, Head of Science Programmes Dec 08, 2014
Heide Hackmann, a social scientist with extensive experience running international research organizations, will be Executive Director of the Council’s Secretariat from March 2015. Lucilla Spini, a biological anthropologist with experience in international science coordination will take on the newly created role of Head of Science Programmes in early January.
More than 1,000 delegates gather in Geneva for talks on global disaster risk reduction agreement Nov 18, 2014
ICSU took part in the second preparatory session for the Third World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference at the UN in Geneva from Nov 17-18. As the organizing partner of the Science and Technology Major Group, ICSU convened a delegation of more than 20 representatives from Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa drawn from research organizations, ICSU's IRDR programme and ICSU's Regional Offices and partner organizations such as the IAP.
Future Earth Engagement Committee announced Nov 14, 2014
Jairam Ramesh will chair the Committee, which will provide leadership and strategic guidance on engaging societal partners with Future Earth, ensuring that Future Earth provides the knowledge society needs.
ICSU publishes report of External Review Panel Nov 13, 2014
The External Review Panel (ERP) was set up in mid-2013 to review the activities of ICSU which had not been reviewed since 1996.
Landmark scientifc data conference ends with strong support of data sharing for sustainability Nov 12, 2014
SciDataCon2014, the International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability, took place on 2–5 November in New Delhi, India.
Vacancy: Programme Officer at the office of the Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment programme Nov 06, 2014
The international Programme Office (IPO) of Urban Health, hosted by the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) in Xiamen, China, is looking to fill the position of a programme officer.
Call for nominations: ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science Oct 14, 2014
The International Council for Science is seeking nominations for individuals to join its Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS).
Invitation to ICSU Members to host the CFRS secretariat Oct 14, 2014
The International Council for Science has launched a call to its Members to host the secretariat of the ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS).
ICSU-endorsed initiative Sustainable Deltas 2015 launches in Rotterdam Sep 25, 2014
A unique initiative endorsed by the International Council for Science - Sustainable Deltas 2015 - (SD2015) launched today at the ‘Deltas in Times of Climate Change II International Conference’ in Rotterdam. The aim of the initiative is to focus attention and research on the value and vulnerability of deltas worldwide, and promote and enhance international and regional cooperation among scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders.
International Cartographic Association becomes member of ICSU Sep 24, 2014
The International Cartographic Association became a Full International Scientific Union Member at the 31st General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU), bringing the total number of Scientific Unions to 32.
Canadian climate scientist is new President of the International Council for Science Sep 03, 2014
Professor Gordon McBean, an internationally recognized meteorologist and climate change expert, today became the new President of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
South African mathematician elected as next President of the International Council for Science Sep 03, 2014
Professor Daya Reddy, an internationally recognized mathematician from South Africa, today became the new President-elect of the International Council for Science
International Council for Science endorses open access to scientific record; cautions against misuse of metrics Sep 02, 2014
The General Assembly of the International Council for Science today endorsed open access principles and provided key recommendations guarding against the misuse of metrics in the evaluation of research performance.
Celebrating 30 years of global change research Sep 01, 2014
The global science community today celebrated 30 years of research collaboration that has contributed to fundamental breakthroughs in our understanding of the Earth System.
ICSU General Assembly opens in Auckland Aug 31, 2014
Gathering in Auckland for the tri-annual General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU), the representatives of the scientific community will take key decisions that will define the direction of international science for the coming years.
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