Simone Schürle and Jacques Dubochet
  • 25.06.2019

Simone Schürle on Shaping a Sustainable Research Culture

The results of my discussions at the «We Scientists 2035» workshop revealed that one of the problems with scientific culture widely experienced by participants, is growing pressure. The workshop this year in Lausanne, organized by the Swiss Academy of Sciences, brought together natural scientists from different career stages to discuss novel ideas about research culture and generate concrete actions for how it might be improved.
Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
  • 20.06.2019

Call Prix Schläfli 2020

The Prix Schläfli, one of the longest-running science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in each of the following natural science disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Astronomy.
Carbon Footprint Science
  • 04.06.2019

“Now that you have the support, you should be able to do more”

What is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by scientists travelling for business, particularly by plane? This was the issue to be discussed at the morning conference «Decarb science! But how?» ahead of the SCNAT Delegate Assembly on 24 May. The colossal scale of the problem lies in the fact that it requires a change in scientific culture. Ultimately, there are no straightforward answers: a creative, nuanced approach is what is needed.

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  • 17.07.2019
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Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Konstanz - Referentin / Referent für Anthropologie (w/m/d)

Beim Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart, Abt. 8 − Landesamt für Denkmalpflege − ist im Referat 84.1 (Zentrale Dienste und Denkmalforschung) ab dem 01.03.2020 eine unbefristete Stelle
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  • 17.07.2019
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
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Second edition of MOOC on Landscape Ecology

This fall the second edition of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Landscape Ecology, the discipline where natural and social sciences meet, will be online. The course features theory, methods and tools to solve landscape-related environmental problems. Building on introductory theory units, leading Landscape Ecology professors present case studies from around the world, highlighting innovative and collaborative approaches. For this year’s edition a brand new case study on soundscapes in the Swiss Alps will be presented.
Mission B
  • 17.07.2019
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Eine halbe Million Quadratkilometer ist geschafft - Wie viele kommen noch dazu?

Kürzlich hat SRF verkündet, dass im Rahmen der Aktion "Mission B" bereits über eine halbe Million Quadratmeter zugunsten der Biodiversität zusammengekommen sind. Jeder Quadratmeter hilft mit, neue Lebensräume für einheimische Pflanzen und Tiere zu schaffen. Und jeder Quadratmeter zählt. Helfen auch Sie mit!
  • 17.07.2019
  • University of Lausanne
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Appel à contributions: Tourisme dans les paysages protégés

Le colloque «Tourisme dans les paysages protégés» vise à partager des expériences de recherche sur le tourisme dans les paysages protégés ouverts, qui présentent divers enjeux.
Peter Messerli at HPFL 2019
  • 17.07.2019
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2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

CDE director PeterMesserli last week at the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development presenting the Global Sustainable Development Report jointly with Endah Mauriningtyas
  • 15.07.2019
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Fachexperte/in Visuelle Personenidentifizierung (80-100%)

Das Forensische Institut Zürich (FOR) ist das schweizweit führende Kompetenzzentrum in der Forensik mit einer umfassenden Dienstleistungspalette von der Spurensicherung am Tatort bis zu kriminalwissenschaftlichen Auswertungen für die Polizei und Strafverfolgungsbehörden. Das Team Bildforensik ist unter anderem für visuelle Personenidentifizierungen zuständig. Per 1. Januar 2020 oder nach Vereinbarung suchen wir eine/n Fachexperte/in Visuelle Personenidentifizierung (80-100%)
  • 12.07.2019
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Call pre-announcement: SOLSTICE – Enabling Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change

The Joint Programming Initiative "Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe" (JPI Climate) is launching a joint transnational call for proposals in October 2019. SOLSTICE seeks interdisciplinary contributions from consortia led by Social Sciences and Humanities who will address societal aspects of climate change.
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  • 12.07.2019
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Summary of Panel Discussion: What’s next after the ECJ judgment on gene editing?

The panel discussion has been summarized in the PlantHUB deliverable D22, published in July 2019 by the PlantHUB programmme office
Science & You(th) - Université de Fribourg
  • 10.07.2019
  • Foundation Science et Cité
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Science and You(th) Fribourg: Jugendliche präsentieren ihre Anliegen der Wissenschaft

Werden wir bald auf anderen Planeten leben? Welche Folgen hat der Klimawandel für den Kanton Freiburg? Sollen Roboter in Schulen eingesetzt werden oder nicht? Was ist zu beachten? Diese und andere Fragen diskutierten 75 Jugendliche aus dem Freiburger Raum mit wissenschaftlichen und politischen Persönlichkeiten.
Nature Sustainability Interview with Peter Messerli, and Eeva Furman
  • 10.07.2019
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Knowledge for sustainability action

The independent group of scientists (IGS) behind the forthcoming Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) have joined the ongoing negotiations in the lead-up to the September 2019 SDG Summit in New York. IGS co-chair Peter Messerli and IGS member Eeva Furman speak to Nature Sustainability about writing the report.
  • 09.07.2019
  • The Mountain Research Initiative MRI
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Call for Abstracts: MRI Sessions at AGU Fall meeting 2019

Taking place in San Francisco 9-13 December 2019, the AGU Fall Meeting 2019 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to draw inspiration from each other and show how earth and space science enables a more resilient and sustainable future for all. There are a number of exciting, mountain-related sessions – including two convened by the MRI. Abstract submission is now open and the deadline for all submissions is Wednesday 31 July.
Sebastian Völkel, Brian Schmidt, Vivien Bonvin, Maria Cruces and Hester Schutte, 69th Lindau meeting
  • 09.07.2019
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69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

The 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics just ended. We had a great week of vivid discussions between 39 Nobel Laureates and 580 young scientists from 89 countries most of them Physicists but not only.
  • 09.07.2019
  • The Mountain Research Initiative MRI
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Call for Abstracts: Taking Stock of Transformative Research & Education on Mountains. What Future Avenues?

The CIRM, MRI, and the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP) are organizing a symposium on the future of research and training for the transformation of mountain regions. Contributions from the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities working on this topic, both in Switzerland and around the world are welcome. Deadline 30 August.
  • 09.07.2019
  • Institute of Geography
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New e-learning Tool: From historical climate data to hazard maps

Stefan Brönnimann from the PALAEO-RA project of the Institute of Geography at the University of Berne has released an e-learning tool for weather reconstructions.
G-20 Research Performance
  • 08.07.2019
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Research performance of G-20

G20 nations produce 65% of world publications, spend 92% of research funding, employ 87% of the world’s researchers and publish 70% of global research papers. There is not much left for the rest of the World...
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