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GEO 2015 Short Video Competition

2 July - 30 September 2015, Mexico City, Mexico

The Group on Earth Observations is pleased to announce the kick-off of the GEO 2015 Short Video Competition for the GEO-XII Plenary and Ministerial Summit!

The competition seeks short (up to 3 minutes) videos highlighting how GEO, and Earth observations in general, are helping to address global and regional environmental and societal challenges.

Winning videos will be shown during the GEO Ministerial Summit in Mexico City on 13 November 2015.

 The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2015.

 For more details, go to:

http://www.earthobservations.org/2015_vc.php

 Please share this announcement with friends, colleagues, members and other networks.

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The EMBO Meeting 2015

5-8 September 2015, Birmingham, UK

The EMBO Meeting is an annual event held in Europe to promote the life sciences and the exchange of scientific results. The meeting encourages scientists to look beyond their own fields, engage with the international scientific community and explore interdisciplinary approaches to research in the life sciences.

Participants experience new perspectives on topics that cover the entire range of the life sciences – from studies of molecules and the cell all the way up to investigation of larger, complex biological systems.


Challenges of Research Targeting Children in Resource-Poor Settings and the Uptake of Results

7 September 2015, Basel, CH

At this Symposium, which will be held during the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, the participants will discuss ways to use research results to improve children's health in developing countries.

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5th World Sustainability Forum (WSF 5)

7-9 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland

The World Sustainability Forum (WSF) is a platform for researchers to present and engage with research-relevant stakeholders on issues relating to sustainability.



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WIRE 2015 (Week for Innovative Regions in Europe)

4-5 June 2015, Riga, Latvia

This 6th edition of the WIRE Conference provides a forum for policy dialogue on Research, Innovation, Regional Strategies and Growth. Held since 2010, it has been established as a debate leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development.

The Conference focuses this year on:
- From programme to implementation: the key challenges for regions
- How to close the innovation divide: the role of regions
- Overcoming the barriers to innovation and stimulating regional strategies 

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euRathlon/SHERPA Summer School 2015

31 May - 5 June 2015, Oulu, Finland

The euRathlon/SHERPA Summer School 2015 has been designed as a five-day course to provide participants with a full overview and hands-on experience with multi-domain real robotic systems. The intended audience is undergraduate students, Master students, PhD students, postdoc students, researchers from universities/organizations and engineers from industry companies around the world.

The summer school will provide an opportunity for attendees to deepen their understanding of outdoor autonomous robotics, to share ideas and experiences, and also to prepare themselves for euRathlon competitions. Participants also will be encouraged to join in new teams for participating in euRathlon 2015 Challenge where ground, underwater and aerial robots will have to cooperate in order to perform a series of tasks in scenarios inspired on the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

We welcome papers from non-competitors, if they are within the scope. We encourage especially young researchers to participate. There will be the possibility to earn study credits (doctoral or basic) from the summer school. Students enrolled in EU Universities, EU Research Centres or EU Companies have the possibility of getting travel support. 

 

 

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23rd Biomass Conference and Exhibition

1-4 June 2015, Vienna, Austria

Join us in Vienna for the 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, the leading international platform for dialogue between research, industry, policy and the business of biomass. The high quality of the EU BC&E stems from combining one of the largest biomass science and technology conferences with a leading biomass industry and technology exhibition, attracting the entire professional biomass community from around the globe.

The EU BC&E is supported by European and international organizations such as the European Commission, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Natural Sciences Sector, EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association, WCRE - the World Council for Renewable Energy and further organisations. The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre.

Take this opportunity to present your latest results to specialists and decision makers from around the world and submit your abstract by 27 October 2014.

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Our world, our dignity, our future - European Development Days

3-4 June 2015

2015 is the European Year for Development and European Development Days will be its flagship event.

Each individual and every policy have a role to play for a more sustainable and peaceful world. In 2015, we want to tell stories from around the world to show that regardless of where we come from or where we want to go, our aspirations remain the same. We strive for a stable and peaceful world, education for our children, jobs for young people and a decent life on a planet, of which we need to take a better care.

This year, participants will address issues such as the conditions for creating sustainable growth, the promotion of universal and fundamental rights, or how greater cooperation among all actors can help to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. On this regard, participants will be invited to debate, solve (brainstorm) and share best practices.

The focus for EDD15 echoes the motto of the European Year for Development - ‘Our world, our dignity, our future’.

The NOPOOR project will be presenting a LAB SESSION entitled " Research for change: New knowledge for poverty eradication".

The FOODSECURE project will also be presenting a LAB SESSION entitled "Visions ofthe youth for achieving global food and nutrition security".

 

 

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