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Scientists discuss science assessments and research integrity at Beijing workshop
Scientists discuss science assessments and research integrity at Beijing workshop
Apr 11, 2014 The ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS), together with the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), held a workshop this week on the topic of "Science Assessment and Research Integrity", exploring how different methods of research assessment can be used to incentivize integrity in the conduct of science. The workshop had a special focus on the situation in emerging and rapidly developing science systems, such as China, Brazil and South Africa.
IRDR DATA Project Publishes Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary Apr 04, 2014
The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme has recently published its Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary, which summarises the agreement on peril classifications and hazard definitions by members of the IRDR Disaster Loss Data (DATA) Project Working Group.
Future Earth website launched Mar 28, 2014
Future Earth, the new 10-year global change research programme, has just launched a new website.
ICSU to convene major global summit of science advisors in New Zealand Feb 18, 2014
In a landmark event for the international science-policy interface, ICSU is convening a major global summit of leading practitioners of high-level science advice to governments. Dedicated to an examination of the current and future state of the practice, the two-day meeting will be hosted and chaired by Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Report on Review of CODATA published Feb 14, 2014
The report of a review carried out by ICSU on the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and its activities has been published in electronic form.
Concerns about visas for scientists to attend international scientific meetings Feb 13, 2014
The Council is concerned that measures taken by some national authorities are making the visa application process unpleasant, drawn out, obscure, expensive and unpredictable. In some countries, this has become a significant obstacle to the holding of international scientific meetings.
SDGs: Oceans and Biodiversity are vital goals Feb 05, 2014
The eighth session of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is underway in New York this week. Among the themes of this session were oceans, seas, forests and biodiversity.
2014 is the International Year of Crystallography Jan 27, 2014
The International Year of Crystallography, an ICSU-endorsed international year, was launched at UNESCO last week. It is coordinated by UNESCO and the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), a member of ICSU since 1947, and brings together many of ICSU’s Scientific Unions. It aims to raise public awareness of a little-known discipline that studies the composition and structure of crystals.
Call for applications: Future Earth Engagement Committee Jan 10, 2014
The Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability invite applications for the Future Earth Engagement Committee.
ICSU in 2013 – Year in Review Dec 19, 2013
2013 was a landmark year for Future Earth, but ICSU, led by its Executive Board, was also busy on many other fronts. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making this such a successful year. Here are some highlights from 2013.
Call for full bids: Future Earth permanent secretariat Dec 17, 2013
ICSU, on behalf of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, has released a call for full proposals to host the permanent secretariat of Future Earth.
Vacancy: Executive Director of the ICSU-IAMP Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme Dec 05, 2013
The International Council for Science (ICSU) and Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP) invite applications for the post of Executive Director for a new interdisciplinary research programme – “Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: a Systems Analysis Approach”.
Call for applications: Young scientists networking conference Dec 02, 2013
The second DFG/ICSU/ISSC Young Scientists Networking Conference on Integrated Science, on the topic of "Ecosystems and human wellbeing in the green economy," will be held at Villa Vigoni, Italy, from May 25-31, 2014.
ICSU GeoUnions launch new website Nov 27, 2013
The GeoUnions, a network of representatives of the international scientific unions of the International Council for Science (ICSU) dealing with Earth and space sciences, have established a new web presence.
Urban Health and Well-Being International Programme Office to be hosted in Xiamen, China Nov 27, 2013
ICSU announced today that its new research programme on Urban Health and Wellbeing will be hosted at the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE) in the city of Xiamen in southern China. The institute was selected to host the International Programme Office after an open competition.
Annual global carbon emissions set to reach record 36 billion tonnes in 2013 Nov 19, 2013
Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are set to rise again in 2013, reaching a record high of 36 billion tonnes - according to new figures from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme's Global Carbon Project.
Oceans Acidification expert assessment launched at UNFCCC COP-19 Nov 18, 2013
In a major new international report launched today at the UNFCCC COP-19 in Warsaw, experts conclude that the acidity of the world’s ocean may increase by around 170% by the end of the century bringing significant economic losses.
Final report of the Future Earth Transition Team published Nov 04, 2013
Future Earth has just published the final report of the Transition Team, the group of experts that led the initial design of the research initiative on global sustainability.
Call for nominations: ICSU Executive Board Oct 29, 2013
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is inviting its members to submit names of candidates for the officers and ordinary members of the Executive Board, to be elected at the 31st General Assembly in Auckland, New Zealand, in September 2014. This includes the presidency of ICSU.
Carolina Vera appointed to Future Earth Science Committee, Jane Lubchenco steps down Oct 21, 2013
Future Earth is pleased to announce that Dr Carolina Vera will join the Science Committee.
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