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ISSC & UNESCO (2010) World Social Science Report 2010
25 January 2013 14:10
Produced by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and co-published with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Report is the first comprehensive overview of the field in over a decade. Hundreds of social scientists from around the world contribu...
UNESCO (2010) Science Report 2010
25 January 2013 14:04
The UNESCO Science Report 2010 analyses the trends and developments that have shaped scientific research, innovation, and higher education over the past five years, including the impact of the current global economic recession. Taking up from where its predecessor left off in 2005, the UNESCO Scienc...
UNISDR (2009) Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction
25 January 2013 13:55
The GAR 2009 is the first biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in context of the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The ISDR, launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, nation...
Science Officer Job Opportunity at ICSU
22 January 2013 00:57
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking a Science Officer for a fixed term contract (18 months) to assist with the planning and implementation of ICSU’s initiatives. Applications close on 17 February.Salary: Euros 40,000–55,000 (net per year before income tax)Location: Paris, FranceC...
IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) to be held in Melbourne, Australia
18 January 2013 02:38
The 33rd annual IGARSS Symposium in Melbourne (21 - 26 July 2013) will continue the excellent tradition of gathering world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing. The Symposium’s theme of building a sustainable earth through remote sensing wi...
IRDR Host Merged Into RADI
17 January 2013 02:38
The host of the IRDR programme, the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE), has merged with the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA) to form the new Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), which is governed by the  Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).Headed by...
IRDR’s Vice Chair Kuni Takeuchi Received the 2012 International Hydrology Prize
08 January 2013 01:54
The International Hydrology Prize is awarded annually jointly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) to an individual in recognition of his/her out...
IRDR Science Committee Chair Update
31 December 2012 01:05
ICSU, ISSC and UNISDR, the three co-sponsors of IRDR programme, have approved the nomination of Dr David Johnston as the new Chair of the IRDR Science Committee. Dr Johnston is a Senior Scientist at GNS Science (New Zealand’s Geological Survey) and Director of the Joint Centre for Disaster Research...
New IRDR Science Committee Member Announced
24 December 2012 05:23
IRDR is pleased to announce the approval of a new Science Committee member, Shuaib Lwasa.Dr Lwasa is a geographer with extensive teaching and research experiences at Makerere University, Uganda. He brings his knowledge and expertise in urban environmental management, livelihood systems, hazard and v...
Addressing loss and damage in the context of social vulnerability and resilience
11 December 2012 03:21
Policy Brief No.7 on Addressing loss and damage in the context of social vulnerability and resilience, presented by the Munich Re Foundation (MRF) Chair on Social Vulnerability and the United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), is now available online!  Two of...
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