Call for abstracts: WDS Asia-Oceania Conference 2017

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.

Notice of closure of the European Regional Centre at the University of East Anglia

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.

UN Ocean Conference: Scientific community delivers statement to the General Assembly

Craig Starger, research liaison officer for Future Earth, delivered a statement today at the United Nations General Assembly, addressing how the research community can help the world to meet targets for a sustainable ocean. The statement coincided with the UN Ocean Conference, an international event held this week in New York. It was delivered on behalf of the Scientific and Technological Community Major Group and the International Council for Science (ICSU).