Arctic Observing Assessment

June 30, 2014

Input is needed to help identify Societally Significant Information and Products (SSIPs) to assess the capacity of observational networks in the Arctic. In this first step of the assessment, a list of Arctic societal priorities that will help scope the effort is being built. The Arctic Observing Assessment (AOA) is being conducted to support the […]


Programme for the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is out now

June 26, 2014

The preliminary program for the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is now available. The International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is organised by GRF Davos in close cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Additionally, GRF Davos is running two contests which will be launched […]


Ethnografilm Festival: Asia Edition

June 18, 2014

This year’s Ethnografilm Festival held in Paris, co-sponsored by the ISSC and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), showcased 89 short films screened over 30 hours from 42 countries (see map) on subjects ranging from working in a slaughterhouse in the United States to a girl in Mongolia who loves horses. The festival has […]


WZB Awards First Global Fellowship

June 11, 2014

Sujoy Dutta is the first Fellow of the WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Program. From August 2014, he will spend six months researching at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center on “The struggle for employment guarantee and role of civil society: the case of Nrega in India.” This project will focus on the role civil society, together […]


Consultation of the stakeholders of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

June 10, 2014

In the context of implementing Horizon 2020 (H2020), the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme, we are consulting stakeholders for the H2020 Societal Challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”. Stakeholders are invited to send us their insights and recommendations for 2016-2017, structured around seven questions listed in the consultation paper. […]