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

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News & opinion

Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
Science for cities - Future Earth launches the Urban Knowledge-Action Network to address the urgent challenges facing cities.
Data collection (Photo: WorldBankPhotoCollection)
Path forward - Scientists say that research needs to play a bigger role in planning for the future of the world's cities.
Mountains as sentinels of change (Photo: Keltikee via Flickr)
Making connections - We wrap up our latest blog series exploring how diverse groups can get involved in sustainability science.
Introducing Anthropocene Innovation in the Human Age
Future Earth launches a magazine named after the newest geologic epoch in the history of the planet, the Anthropocene. Anthropocene magazine features international science journalism focused on the question: How can human innovation create a world we actually want to live in? Read more...
Continued coverage on cities summit
Leading up to Habitat III, a historic United Nations conference on cities, several authors from the Future Earth community published a commentary in Nature discussing the future of urban research. Also read engaging interviews with urban scientists Timon McPhearson, Thomas Elmqvist and Seth Schultz.
Global cities data visualisation challenge
At an event at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, leading experts in science and data visualisation announced the winners of a global challenge for projects that allow audiences to view cities in new and surprising ways. They include efforts to capture the "rhythm of London's live data" and flooding in Chennai, India. Read more...
Join upcoming webinars
Tune in for the next webinar in our series on best practices in transdisciplinary and co-designed research (28 Oct.). Then participate in a webinar about how social science can shape research on climate change (31 Oct.). Also see our archive of webinars on transformations to sustainability.
Take a survey on the social role of science
A new survey from Utrecht University in the Netherlands seeks to gauge how scientists view the societal responsibility of sustainability research – and the values that drive their work. Open to a range of researchers, including natural and social scientists. Takes 10 minutes to fill out. Read more...

Events & opportunities

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Call for applications: Early-career professionals

Deadline 2 Nov.
Apply now to play a leadership role in Future Earth's Knowledge-Action Networks.

Call for nominations: Participate in scoping for IPCC AR6

Deadline 30 Oct.
Send in applications to nominate experts for an upcoming scoping meeting for the IPCC.

Future Earth Days 2016

30 Nov. - 1 Dec., Paris, France
Join us for this event to build the French Future Earth community.

Ocean research workshop

4 - 5 Dec., Kiel, Germany
Help to shape the Future Earth Oceans Knowledge-Action Network.

Convention on Biological Diversity: COP13

2 - 17 Dec., Cancún, Mexico
Take part in Future Earth's activities around this meeting on international biodiversity policy.

PECS project second international conference

7 - 10 Nov. 2017, Oaxaca City, Mexico
Participate in this event organised by the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS).

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