After almost a week of meetings in Geneva, the IPCC agreed on the final shape of a special climate change and land use report. It focuses on desertification, land degradation, the impact of greenhouse gases on ecosystems, sustainable land management options, and food safety.
Meetings dedicated to the EU programs Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe have started. Monthly consultations at the PolSCA Office are addressed to the representations of Polish regions in Brussels. The goal is to propose solutions supporting the scientific community.
The participants of the scientific meeting that took place on May 28 at the University of Warsaw sought the answer to this question. Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech, director of the Polish Science Contact Agency PolSCA in Brussels was one of its participants.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has recently decided to build the Comet Interceptor probe that will "ambush" an undiscovered comet from the outskirts of the Solar System or another planetary system. For the first time in the history of ESA, the head of one of the mission experiments will be a scientist from Poland.
Polish biologist Prof. Janusz Bujnicki received the European Young Academy of Europe (YAE) prize. It is awarded for outstanding achievements and contribution to areas such as supporting science, shaping evidence-based policy, scientific communication.
Nencki Institute announces recruitment to Warsaw Doctoral School of Natural and BioMedical Sciences Warsaw-4-PhD. The school offers education in 4 scientific disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, and medicine.
Creating a social sciences and humanities platform that will improve communication between researchers is the goal of the TRIPLE project, which has been awarded EUR 5.6 million from the Horizon 2020 program. The Digital Humanities Centre at the PAS Institute of Literary Research will participate in creating the platform.
Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised a workshop entitled “African Swine Fever – the Role of Science Advice”. The event took place on 6 June 2019 in Warsaw. It focused on science to science and science-government collaboration on ASF containment.
Mountains have character. The continuous gentle, wavy hills and wide valleys of the Carpathians, Appalachians or lower parts of the Alps contrast strongly with the soaring peaks, ragged ridges and deep ravines of the high Tatra mountains and Pyrenees, which are, in turn, different from the inaccessible, snow-covered Himalayan or Andean giants, along whose slopes flow long tongues of glaciers instead of water. Beneath this great diversity, however, lies a surprisingly similar structure.
As many as 88% of the population declares that they have access to the Internet at least once a day via smartphone or tablet. On average, we use 10 applications per day. Mobile technologies have irrevocably grown into our everyday life and have quickly become an educational tool, as well as a way to reach millions of users. It’s also becoming a significant mean of science communication. This is not overlooked by institutions all over the world: NASA is harnessing this trend by providing an app through which we can have an insight into the International Space Station - ISS.
Thousands of teachers and students involved, hundreds of online lessons, various educational resources, adventurous polar expeditions: In Paris on May 23 and 24 European, Horizon2020 project EDU-ARCTIC was summarized.
We provide, made publicly available on June 3 2019 a new EASAC report, entirely dedicated to the correlation between climate change and human health in Europe today.