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Thursday, 02 July 2015

1. ESF Panel "Online tools to support transdisciplinary research" at ITD 2015 Conference

The International Transdisciplinarity (ITD) Conference brings together the international community of transdisciplinary scholars and aims at collectively advancing and improving theory and practice of transdisciplinary research. It is organised by the Network for Transdisciplinary Research (td-net). [read more]

2. EVOLVDSO supports DSOs to adapt to new energy reality

The EVOLVDSO project will develop new tools for distribution system operators (DSOs) as their role evolves to adapt to a new energy reality. [read more]

3. 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. [read more]

4. Getting to the roots of better crops

To feed all, crop production needs to double, while coping with the effects of climate change – such as reduced water availability in many parts of the world – and trying to reduce the negative impacts of agricultural fertilisers.We need food crops that produce better yields by accessing and absorbing water and nutrients more efficiently. “For 10 000 years, agriculture focused on the top half of plants,” explains Prof. Bennett. But the key to this lies underground. [read more]

5. Publication of book: Portrait of a Lady

An ESF Exploratory Workshop 'Portrait of a Lady: Women in Science' was convened by Sveva Avveduto in September 2013 and has resulted in a book [read more]

6. Research Headlines - Shipbuilding on a tide of innovation

Whether an innovative concept sinks or swims depends on customer acceptance, among other things. Moving into uncharted waters can be unnerving. An EU-funded project dedicated to innovation in shipbuilding has devised new business models in a bid to build client confidence. It has also developed new products and techniques. [read more]

7. The Role of the Transatlantic Partnership in the Future of Global Governance - 2 July 2015, Brussels

Today the FP7 funded social science research project, TRANSWORLD, is having its final public conferences in Brussels, where experts from both sides of the Atlantic will discuss the future of EU-US cooperation in shaping global governance as well as the BRICS and the challenge of governance. The open door conference will be followed by closed-door policy briefings by experts from TRANSWORLD at the European Parliament and the European External Action Service on TTIP, Asia, COP21 and EU relations with Russia. [read more]

8. Three books from The Academic Profession in Europe: Responses to Societal Challenges (EUROAC) project

The Academic Profession in Europe: Responses to Societal Challenges (EUROAC) was a Collaborative Research Project, coordinated by Ulrich Teichler and Barbara M. Kehm (University of Kassel, Germany) under the umbrella of the EUROCORES programme Higher Education and Social Change. Three books in... [read more]

9. Trending science: Our last ‘leap second’?

‘If only I had more time’, so goes the popular refrain. Well this week, we all had a smidge more time – one extra ‘leap second’ to be precise. [read more]

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

10. European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory is born - 01 Jul 2015

On 1 July, the European Nano-Characterisation Laboratory funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme was launched. [read more]

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