Future Earth is seeking a Science Officer to assist Future Earth’s urban research projects. The position will be based at Future Earth’s offices at Concordia University in Montreal. The Science Officer will play a leading role in developing the Urban Knowledge-Action Network, a global collaboration focused on building the knowledge needed to support the growth of sustainable cities. This position is open to candidates from the physical, natural or social sciences or humanities with experience in urban research.
On 29 May 2017, Future Earth, The University of Tokyo – Integrated Research Systems for Sustainability Science (IR3S) and Demos Helsinki jointly organised a seminar on “Working with Communities Towards a Sustainable Future – Co-Creating a Successful Transdisciplinary Project” at The University of Tokyo in Japan.
The organisers of the 2017 World Data System (WDS) Asia-Oceania Conference have announced a call for abstracts for this international event. WDS is an interdisciplinary body of the International Council for Science (2017). Its upcoming conference will run from 27 to 29 September in Kyoto, Japan, and will focus on establishing “a collaborative system for access to and dissemination of research data.” This event is endorsed by Future Earth.
The Future Earth European Regional Centre at the University of East Anglia is closing at the end of August. The European Centre could not secure the long-term funding required for a strategic investment in Future Earth. However, its personnel will continue to support the ambitions of Future Earth and continue to be connected to the Knowledge-Action Networks, Global Research Projects and United Kingdom National Committee.
Future Earth will host a webinar on 21 June focusing on financing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The webinar will air live at 10:30 Eastern Time (North America) and will be archived here. It is the latest webinar in a series about transformations to sustainability.
You can register for this event online.