Call for abstracts – Valuing the Societal Benefit of Geospatial Information

Abstracts are due by November 15th 2015 for Valuing the Societal Benefit of Geospatial Information, a workshop organized by the GEOValue community in collaboration with OECD, NASA and USGS. The workshop will take place on March 10-11, 2016 at the Headquarters of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, France. Workshop Objectives: Create a framework for identification and implementation […]

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World Social Science Forum attendees adopt declaration on ending inequality

The 2015 World Social Science Forum, which took place in Durban, South Africa from the 13th to 16th September, closed with the adoption of a agenda-setting declaration on ending inequality and injustice worldwide. As momentum builds ahead of the 2016 implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will determine international development for the next […]

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Science International to agree international accord on open data

Science International is a new coalition of the major international science bodies – the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), The International Council for Science (ICSU), and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – to bring its members’ combined international representation and credibility to act as a single global voice for science in […]

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Call for proposals: Future Earth Regional Offices in Africa

Proposals to be submitted by October 28th 2015. The Future Earth Secretariat has released a call for proposals to establish Regional Offices for Future Earth in Africa. This call follows the establishment of Future Earth Global Hubs and Regional Centres in many other regions of the world. In light of the urgency of establishing a […]

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New video: young scientists on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

How can scientists and policy-makers work together to solve the world’s biggest problems? From May 24th – 30th 2015, young scientists gathered at the invitation of ISSC, ICSU and the DFG at Villa Vigoni, Italy, for the Future Earth Networking Conference on Integrated Science on the topic of Future Sustainability – the role of science and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This […]

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