Announcing the winners of a grants programme for biodiversity research

Future Earth is pleased to announce the winners of the first round of grants for the Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS), focusing on biodiversity and natural assets. In this phase, the programme will support five research projects, each of which will examine critical questions around the relationships between humans and the environment. The winning projects cover a range of topics, including the impacts of the cocaine trade on natural areas in Mesoamerica and the sustainable farming of maize, pumpkins and other crops in Malawi.

UPDATED: Future Earth vacancy: Information Technology Intern (Montreal)

Future Earth’s hub in Montreal is seeking an intern in information technology. The intern will, among other tasks, help to assess Future Earth’s current information technology tools and needs and will develop new tools to help the programme meet its mission. Applicants must be a student or recent graduate in areas of study related to information technology, management or business.

The position will begin in the middle to end of August 2017 and will last for six months. The deadline for applications is 23 August.

UPDATE: Take a survey on making climate data more useful and transparent

The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) invites you to complete an online survey focusing on how climate and socioeconomic data can be more useful to people around the world. Future Earth is a leading partner in PREP, a collaboration between technology and visualisation companies, civil society organisations and public sector data providers.