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

Habitat X Change to debut in Quito

A new exhibit space for science and visualisation for cities

This October attendees at Habitat III, the largest summit on cities in the history of the United Nations, can check out a new exhibition, which will showcase cutting-edge visualisations from cities around the globe. A collaboration between Future Earth, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Potsdam University of Applied Science.
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Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
Early start - A new study from PAGES finds that the oceans may have begun warming from climate change in the mid-1800s.
Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
Get hacking - Marathon coding sessions are putting hackers to work in creating innovations for global sustainability.
Mountains as sentinels of change (Photo: Keltikee via Flickr)
Diving deep - New technologies are immersing students in exciting environments, including far below the surface of the ocean.
Take part in a new survey about research on ecosystem services
The ecoSERVICES project invites you to take a new survey, available in several languages.
Governance survey | Questionnaire sur la gouvernance | Encuesta sobre gobernanza | Pesquisa sobre a governança |
调查 | استطلاع حول الحـكامة | ガバナンスに関するにアンケート調査
Read more on the science of cities
In the lead up to Habitat III, Future Earth and Habitat X Change are rolling out a series of blogs exploring how research will shape the future of cities. Take part in the discussion on whether we need an "IPCC for cities," how science and cities can work together and what data visualisation can do for science.
New partnership for climate data
Future Earth has joined a newly launched effort called PREP, which will put data and information to work in helping communities to respond to climate change. People "need high-quality data and information to make critical choices about the challenges they face every day," says Future Earth's Josh Tewksbury. Read more...
Gearing up for IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report
At a recent meeting co-organised by Future Earth, experts met in Sweden to set the stage for the next global-scale report from the world's leading body for climate assessment. Participants talked about collaborative research, climate change solutions, building trust, communicating science and more. Read more...
Global Research Highlights
Future Earth is continuing to highlight the research and other successes that came out of our global research projects in the past year. This month, read about oneHEALTH and the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA). Stay tuned for more.

Events & opportunities

Position announcement: Executive Director of IAI

Deadline 7 October, Montevideo
Apply for an opening at the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI).

New online course on environmental wicked problems

Enroll before 20 October
Take part now in 40 hours of learning  about the "ecosystem and systems thinking" approach to global issues.

Future Earth regional workshop for Europe

22 - 23 November, Stockholm
Join us for this workshop, which will include training in transdisciplinary skills and co-designed research.

Workshop: Eco-Innovation for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

17 - 18 November, Nicosia, Cyprus
Attend this interactive event to help set priorities for research in the Middle East and North Africa.
Coral Reef (Photo: US Geological Survey)

Opening at Future Earth

Future Earth is seeking a Director of Communications to lead our creative communications efforts. To be based in Stockholm. Apply by 14 October. Read more...
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