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Issues related to the activities of the grassroots association of scientists in Europe, EuroScience

American Geophysical Union

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is organising their upcoming AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA for the 5-9 December 2011. A current call for presentations is out for the "Earth Science Communication in a Changing Media Landscape" (PA03) to share experiences in the area of successful communication and interpretation via blogs and podcasts. The AGU Fall meeting is all about Earth Sciences (and geophysics in particular), but there is also a focus on science communication and science interpretation. Read more [...]

EuroScience statement – the threat of budget cuts in science in Europe

Across the European Union and the wider Europe, governments are engaged in cutting public expenditure and we are entering an unprecedented period of austerity. Thus, public support for research is now at risk in a manner not seen before and just at the time when Europe faces new challenges from the rising new economies, especially in Asia, and when threats to our quality of life from climate change, demographic change and energy, food and resource availability and sustainability are becoming evermore threatening and urgent. This undermines the EU Lisbon process, to create a leading knowledge-based economy which must remain as the aim of governments and societies across Europe. Read more [...]