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IPBES - call for open review AIP member academies are invited to review the draft scoping report for a thematic assessment of sustainable use of biodiversity which has been produced by nominated experts of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Announcing Institution
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Communicating risk IAP was invited to participate in a special public session during Thailand’s National Science and Technology Fair Announcing Institution
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Science International launches new website Science International, co-organized by ICSU, TWAS, IAP and ISSC, has a new website to support its "open data" endorsement campaign. Announcing Institution
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GYA - Call for new members The call for Global Young Academy membership from 2017 is now open. The deadline for applications is 25 September 2016. Announcing Institution
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Launch - EU Academies statement – Science Is Global The Royal Society just launched a statement at EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester. Announcing Institution
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More open access: a call for action Researchers – of any discipline and level of seniority – are called to support the More Open Access Pledge. The Global Young Academy is aiming for at least 1,000 signatories by the end of the year. Announcing Institution
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GYA news release: More open access pledge More than 130 members and alumni of the 200-strong Global Young Academy have signed the 'More Open Access' pledge. The signatories commit to submitting at least one manuscript in 2016 to an outlet that is directly and fully Open Access. Announcing Institution
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Hassan appointed to UN Council The UN Secretary General has appointed Mohamed Hassan as chair of the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for LDCs. Announcing Institution
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Young scientists at BioVision IAP recently supported four young scientists to attend back-to-back events at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt: BioVisionAlexandria.Nxt and BioVision – the world life sciences forum. Announcing Institution
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Science of GM crops reviewed The US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and the UK’s Royal Society have each released reports on the science behind genetically modified (GM) crops. Announcing Institution
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IPBES seeking expert reviewers IPBES is inviting reviews on its draft thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration and on four regional assessments (Africa, Asia Pacific, Americas, and Europe and Central Asia) on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Announcing Institution
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Press release: United Nations Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board The 26 leading scientists of the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General will meet in Trieste, Italy, on 24 and 25 May to provide insights and recommendations on the crucial role of science in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by the United Nations in the late 2015. Announcing Institution
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SCJ responds to earthquake The president of the Science Council of Japan, jointly with representative directors of the Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction, release a statement on the recent Kumamoto Earthquake. Announcing Institution
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Disaster Risk Reduction discussions The UNISDR is inviting organizations and experts to engage in an online discussion in preparation for the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (22-26 May 2017, Cancún, México). Announcing Institution
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Conference on Science Education, Chile The IAP Science Education Programme's biennial conference took place in Santiago Chile, on 'Improving the Learning of Biology and Related Sciences at the Pre-university Level', 14-15 April 2016. Announcing Institution
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G-Science academies launch three statements A group of 14 academies of science have released three statements focused on global challenges aimed at informing discussions at the forthcoming G7 Summit and the ministerial meetings that precede it. Announcing Institution
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New EASAC report on EU energy policy “EU regulatory policy needs to differentiate between the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of transport fuels and deliver low-carbon market signals” says EASAC in a press release announcing it news statement on taking into account the 'Greenhouse gas footprints of different oil feedstocks' for transport fuels. Announcing Institution
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Science education at UNESCO On 5 April 2016, the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) hosted a forum at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on ‘Embracing the Future: Improving the quality of science instruction in schools’. Announcing Institution
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IPBES webinar series IPBES is launching a series of webinars aimed at further strengthening capacities for those involved in or wanting to learn more about the work of the platform. Announcing Institution
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World Water Day 2016 IAP is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals that relate to water. Announcing Institution
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Fresh young eyes on the refugee crisis Following a workshop in the Netherlands, the Global Young Academy has released a series of recommendations on the current refugee crisis as well as a video report. Announcing Institution
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IPBES seeks nomination of experts Governments and other relevant stakeholders, such as academies, are invited to nominate experts to participate in various IPBES biodiversity reports. Announcing Institution
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Summary of the IAP Conference on Science Advice The triennial IAP Conference – the 2016 edition of which focused on the theme of ‘Science Advice’ – took place on 28 February to 1 March in Hermanus, South Africa ... Announcing Institution
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IAP's Science Education Programme (SEP) Profiles of SEP Global Council Members are now available. The next meeting of the Global Council takes place in Santiago, Chile, in conjunction with an international conference on “Improving the Learning of Biology and Related Sciences at the Pre-University Level”, from 14-15 April 2016 .... Announcing Institution
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IAP's international conference running from 28 February - 2 March, looks at how science can boost sustainable growth Scientists from around the world will meet in Hermanus, South Africa, to discuss how best science can guide sustainable development globally ... Announcing Institution
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UNEP encourages outstanding independent scientists to apply for a vacancy in 'International Waters' that will become available in July 2016 Follow the link to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel – Global Environment Facility (GEF) announcement (deadline 18 March 2016) ... Announcing Institution
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Responsible Research Conduct A new teaching guide - 'Doing Global Science: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise' released ... Announcing Institution
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UNISDR Science and Technology Conference, Geneva The meeting, which brought together more than 700 researchers and other stakeholders, aimed at developing a roadmap on how best science and technology can help achieve the implementation of the 2015 Sendai Framework ... Announcing Institution
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IAP and Disaster Risk Reduction at the UNISDR Conference in Geneva The Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 will promote and support the availability and application of science and technology to decision-making in Disaster Risk Reduction ... Announcing Institution
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Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services The fourth session of the Platform's Plenary (IPBES-4) will be held from 22 - 28 February 2016, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Follow the link for updates related to the Plenary and the work programme of IPBES and related deadlines for inputs ... Announcing Institution
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TWAS 2016 Prizes - Call for nominations The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – for the advancement of science in developing countries is seeking nominations ... Announcing Institution
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IAP SEP Chair at Vatican Workshop Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted a workshop on the challenge of education in November 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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Jobs of the Future What will a science career look like in 2030? A blog from Naturejobs ... Announcing Institution
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Gain of function: experimental applications relating to potentially pandemic pathogens A report by EASAC - the affiliated network of IAP for Europe - which provides valuable science-based advice to European and worldwide policy-makers ... Announcing Institution
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The Royal Society and the Promotion of Science since 1960 In a new publication, author Peter Collins shows how the Society addressed the challenges posed by the astounding growth of science and by escalating interactions between science and daily life ... Announcing Institution
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Young Scientists @ WSF 2015 Report from the World Science Forum, Budapest, November 2015 and videos of presentations ... Announcing Institution
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Leading science groups urge global accord on Open Data in a Big Data World Science International 2015 launches a campaign for "Open Data in a Big Data World" at Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria
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Celebrating Einstein An international conference organized by the Albanian Academy of Sciences in Tirana ... Announcing Institution
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Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 The call for abstracts and online registration for the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference to be held in Geneva, 27-29 January 2016, is now open ... Announcing Institution
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Technology + Society = ? Future An international conference is being organized by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts from 19 - 20 May 2016 in Podgorica. The call for abstracts is now open ... Announcing Institution
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Fresh Scientific Eyes on the Refugee Crisis Young scientists invited by the Global Young Academy (GYA) to develop a vision document based on the latest evidence ... Announcing Institution
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Tne Enabling Power of Science at the World Science Forum (WSF) 50 early career researchers from 30 different countries convened by IAP, WAYS, ICORSA, GYA and UNESCO gathered in Budapest, Hungary, to analyse challenges and opportunities facing young scientists globally ... Announcing Institution
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IAP Conference on Science Advice and GA, Hermanus 2016 The online registration for the IAP Conference and General Assembly is now open. IAP and IAMP members are invited to register! Closing date - 16 November 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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Science International - a new series of annual meetings Working towards an international accord on big data/open data ... Announcing Institution
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InterAcademy Partnership advances The Joint Session of the IAP and IAMP Executive Committees and the IAC Board took place on 28- 29 September 2015 in New Delhi, India, hosted by the India National Science Academy (INSA) ... Announcing Institution
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Women in Science and Technology in Asia IAP's Affiliated Regional Network in Asia, AASSA, has published a report based on the analysis of the results of a survey of the current situation of women in science in AASSA member countries ... Announcing Institution
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UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Call for Abstracts for the Poster Session scheduled to take place from 27-29 January 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland is now open. Follow the link for detailed guidelines and deadline for submissions ...
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IAP and disaster risk reduction International disaster risk experts meet in London at The Royal Society ... Announcing Institution
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OWSD Postgraduate Fellowship opportunities - 2015 OWSD offers talented women scientists from developing countries the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to study for a PhD in a science subject at an excellent research institute in a developing country other than their own ... Announcing Institution
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In 2015 the Royal Society marks the 350th anniversary of 'Philosophical Transactions' The world’s first science journal introduced the fundamental concepts and processes of scholarly communication still used by almost 30,000 journals published today. In April and May 2015 a series of discussions were held at the Royal Society in London on evolving and controversial areas in scholarly communication, which looked at the impact of technology, the culture of science and how scientists might communicate in the future. The report is now available ... Announcing Institution