27 Nov 2018 · Supported Event · Education and Outreach

Climate Change and Pedagogy Workshop at Uganda, Africa

The  TROP ICSU team will conduct a workshop for teachers at Kampala, Uganda, in November 2018 with support from one of the partners, the African Union of Conservationists (AUC).

TROP ICSU (Transdiciplinary Research-Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding) is a global project  funded by the International Science Council (ISC). Together with the International Union for Quaternary Science (INQUA) IUBS is the leading scientific organisation in this project. The project aims to improve awareness of climate change and the science behind it on high school and undergraduate levels of education.

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30 Nov 2018 · Supported Event

Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-6)

The 6th International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-6) will take place in Lucknow, India, from 27-30 November 2018.

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14 Oct 2018 · China Beijing · Programme

Launch of Global Biodiversity and Health Big Data (BHBD) Alliance

On October 14, Global Biodiversity and Health Big Data (BHBD) Alliance was launched at Beijing Institute of Genomics in Beijing. Representatives from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Russia, Singapore, and the United States attended the inauguration ceremony, which was witnessed by officials from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Science and Technology.

Prof. Yiming Bao of Beijing Institute of Genomics was elected as the Chairperson of the Alliance.

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10 Jul 2018 · IUBS

Board and Governance Meeting

Meeting of IUBS's Executive Committee (f.l.t.r.): Hiroyuki Takeda, LS Shashidhara, Regine Jahn, Alexey Kotov, Lily Rodriguez, Yongbiao Xue, Santiago Merino

The Board of the IUBS met at the Museo Nacional de Ciencas Naturales in Madrid, Spain, 10-11 July 2018. They discussed how to proceed with IUBS's agenda, set in the General Assembly.

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05 Jul 2018

Founding of ICS

IUBS, as a member organisation, attended the Funding General Assembly of the ICS (International Science Council), that launched in July 2018 as the result of a merger between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

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30 Jun 2018 · Supported Event

International Diatom Symposium

25th International Diatom Symposium, taking place in Berlin, Germany, from 25-30 June 2018. Organised by the International Society for Diatom Research (ISDR).

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18 Jun 2018

Workshop for IUBS, SCAR and IASC

Workshop in Davos. Photo: IUBS

Andres Barbosa organized a workshop between IUBS and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) during the Polar 2018, SCAR & IASC (International Arctic Science Committee) Conference, in Davos Switzerland, 15 - 18 June 2018. The aim was to discuss the interaction between IUBS programmes such as BCGC and iCCB with SCAR and how IUBS could participate in the new programmes implemented by SCAR.

05 Jun 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Survey on climate science in the classrooms of the world

The TROP ICSU project (Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding) is conducting a preliminary survey to understand how topics in climate science are currently discussed in the classroom in different parts of the world. It would take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete the short survey available in several languages (English, Catalàn, Chinese, Français, Deutsch, Hindi, Italiano, Japanese, Español).

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05 Jun 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Global Survey of Scientists

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists as been launched on May 1st, 2018. The survey in the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences - How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" will be open for answers until October 31st, 2018. You are welcome to forward this link to the survey to your colleagues, men and women.

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: English

Bienvenue dans l’enquête mondiale destinée aux scientifiques: French

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Chinese

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Russian

Bienvenido/a a la Encuesta mundial de científicos y científicas: Spanish

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Arabian 

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12 Jun 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Member's Meeting

The meeting took place at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and at the Institut Henri Poincaré. Photo: IUBS

Members of the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" met in Paris, France, and representatives of the partner unions gathered in Paris on June 11-12 2018. They reflected on the project’s status and discussed the next steps and actions to be taken.

26 Apr 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

2nd Working Group meeting

Participants of the 2nd Working Group meeting (f.l.t.r.): Daniel Waiswa, Rahul Chopra, Boram lee, France Caron, Aparna Joshi, sigbert Huber, Anita Nagarajan, Chris King, Nathalie Fomproix, Daniel Ramos, LS Shashidhara. Photo: IUBS

The 2nd Working Group meeting of the "Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP-ICSU)" project took place in Paris on 25-26 April 2018.

Participants

France Caron (IMU), Rahul Chopa (implementation team), Miguel Clusener-Godt (UNESCO), Nathalie Fomproix (IUBS), Richard Glover (ICSU ROA), Sigbert Huber (IUSS), Aparna Joshi (implementation team), Chris King (IUGS), Boram Lee (WCRP), Anita Nagarajan (implementation team), Daniel Ramos (Imaginary), LS Shashidhara (IUBS), Daniel Waiswa (AUC)
Via Skype: Allan Ashworth (INQUA), Keith Alverson (IUGG), Barbara Birli (IUSS), Veronica Iniguez (UTPL), Sepo Hachigonta (NRF), Mika Rekola (IUFRO)

Discussion

  • How to increase the number and scope of pedagogical tools and teaching toolkits from different disciplines and regions
  • Developing a quality-assurance certificate protocol for the uploaded/to-be-uploaded pedagogical tools and teaching toolkits
  • Suggestions/assistance for dissemination of survey of educators across the globe
  • Advice/assistance in organizing pilot workshops across the world for educators on the use of the teaching toolkits.
  • Deciding on the venue, dates and names of main organizers and the budget for the same.

The project progress and roadmap was presented on the first day of ISC General Assembly on 3 July in Paris, several members of ISC, who are not yet involved in the project also attended the meeting.

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20 Apr 2018 · Supported Event

International Symposium on Pollination

International Symposium on Pollination, taking place at the Botanical Gardens in Berlin (Dahlem), Germany, from 16-20 April 2018. Organized by the International Commission on Plant Pollinator Relations (ICPPR).

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04 Apr 2018 · Supported Event

Symposium on Ciliate Biology

International Symposium on Ciliate Biology, will take place in New Delhi, India, from 4-6 April 2018.

The supporting International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) is one of IUBS's scientific members.

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22 Feb 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Meeting with WCRP and WMO

Meeting in Geneva. Photo: IUBS

The team of the "Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP-ICSU)" project had a meeting with WCRP and WMO in Geneva on 21-22 February 2018. It presented the project and seeked partnership especially for the quality control of the teaching tools.