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Welcome to Future Earth's August 2016 newsletter, where we bring you the latest news, events and opportunities in sustainability research. Please contact us to share your own news.

Future Earth Media Lab launches online

New incubator space merges science, art, design and technology

The Future Earth Media Lab, a collaboration between Future Earth, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and Globaïa, nurtures projects at the cutting edge of the digital revolution – the Internet of things, big data, new media, visualisation, virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence.
Check it out...

Get involved in Future Earth

News & opinion

Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
Knowledge in action -
Future Earth invites you to get involved in eight new research networks addressing the oceans, health, cities and more.
Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
summer -
Summer programmes take students out of the classroom and into the Amazon and Alps.
Mountains as sentinels of change (Photo: Keltikee via Flickr)
Take the challenge - A new 30-day experiment is showing that changes in personal behaviour can inspire change on a larger scale.
Global Research Highlights
Future Earth is highlighting the research and other successes that came out of our global research projects in 2015. We start with IHOPE, IMBER and IGAC. Read about puffin management in the Viking age, small-scale fisheries, Arctic air pollution and more. Stay tuned for more highlights in the weeks ahead.
Watch a video series on sustainability
Watch experts from the Inter-American Institute (IAI) for Global Change Research as they discuss the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These short interviews delve into topics ranging from poverty to clean water and sustainable cities. Read more...
New partnership with Bibliotheca Alexandrina
The Future Earth Regional Centre for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has launched a partnership with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt. The two institutions will explore new ways of spreading and adapting the Future Earth vision in North Africa. Read more...
Workshop on extreme events and society
At a workshop in Berlin, participants from in and out of science gathered to discuss the most burning research questions around how societies deal with extreme climatic events like floods and droughts. In this blog, three experts talk about their experiences and the path ahead. Read more...

Events & opportunities

Public review: Global Climate Observing System Implementation Plan 2016

Deadline 5 September
Send in comments to shape this draft document on climate observations.

Call for pre-proposals: Resilient African cities

Deadline 15 August
Submit proposals for understanding the Energy-Health-Natural Disasters nexus in African cities.

Call for proposals: Science, technology and innovation in BRICS countries

Deadline 25 August
Get in your proposals for projects in several research themes.

Future Earth-PROVIA-IPCC risks and solutions workshop

29 - 31 August, Online
Tune in to the live stream to help identify the research needed for the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report.

Complex Systems Creativity Workshop

20 September, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Share your thoughts on how people express their creativity and innovate.

SOLAS Science and Society Workshop

26 - 27 October, Brussels, Belgium
Attend this free event to examine the collaboration between natural and social scientists.
Coral Reef (Photo: US Geological Survey)

Join the Future Earth Science and Engagement Committees

Future Earth's Science and Engagement Committees will each add six new members in December. Apply online by 11 September.
See our website for all events.

The Science and Technology Alliance for Sustainability

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