Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia、3月のお知らせ

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Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) is conducting research to generate insights about sustainable development of coasts and oceans by the private sector and the role of "blue economy" for business in East Asia.

PEMSEA invites companies engaged in coastal or marine activities, operations or investments in East Asia to provide input through a brief online survey at http://goo.gl/forms/PsRIrZMTfq. Responses may be submitted until April 24, 2015.

The Seas of East Asia are incredibly productive, supplying 40 million tons of annual fish catch, producing almost 80% of the world's aquaculture and hosting 9 of the world's 10 busiest container shipping seaports and some of the fastest growing economies in the world. But with coasts and oceans increasingly under pressure
from overfishing, loss of natural coastlines, pollution from land- and ocean-based sources, sea level rise, shifting weather patterns, and other sourcescompanies face a complex set of issues that cut across industries and geographies, with increasing levels of public scrutiny and accountability for how these issues are managed.

Sustainable development has moved from being "nice to have" to a core, strategic consideration for companies with coastal or marine operations or markets. This research aims to help companies better understand important strategic considerations such as: 
  • What challenges and risks does industry face in sustainable development of coasts and oceans? 
  • How can government and business work together to facilitate blue economy growth? 
  • Where do business leaders see the blue economy heading in the future? 
The resulting report will be launched at the East Asian Seas Congress in Danang, Vietnam in November 2015. The findings will serve as a basis for dialogue between senior business leaders and national policymakers. The report will also inform programming for the East Asian Seas Sustainable Business Network, a new forum for business leaders to network with peers and link to science, policy and management best practice for advancing coastal and marine sustainability and shared value growth strategies. Companies participating in the research will receive an advance copy of the report.

For more information about the research and survey, please contact Ryan Whisnant, Head of Professional Services at

About Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)

PEMSEA is an intergovernmental organization with over 20 years of experience in the region implementing integrated coastal management solutions with national and local governments, companies, development agencies, regional initiatives and scientific institutions. As the regional coordinator for the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA), a marine strategy adopted by 14 countries, PEMSEA has applied integrated coastal management in over 40 sites across the region, impacting more than 27,500 km of coastline and over 146 million people living in coastal and watershed areas. PEMSEA offers integrated solutions to its partners through a set of Advisory, Knowledge, Certification and Facilitation Services designed to support the unique needs in the coastal and marine environment. 


Participation in the IGU Regional Conference


On behalf of the Organizing Committee let us cordially invite you to take part in the International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference in Moscow, 17-21 August 2015.

Your kind support is especially important for us!

Full details can be found online at: http://www.igu2015.ru/

Every four years the International Geographical Union (IGU) organizes international congresses for electing its executive committee and heads of commissions. The annual regional 

conferences are key events in the period between congresses. They are held in different regions of the world and usually gather up to 1500 participants from many countries.

The IGU is the oldest international scientific organization, which will soon celebrate its centenary. It incorporates geographical communities of 90 countries.

Russian Geographical Society brings together experts in the field of geography and related sciences as well as enthusiastic travelers, environmentalists, social activists, and all who are 

willing to participate in the study and conservation of natural resources of Russia, to promote the development and popularization of geography. Since 2009, the Russian Defense Minister 

Sergey Shoygu is the President of the Society.

More than 100 thematic sessions and workshops will be held in the framework of the scientific program of IGU 2015 conference.

The main topics include the following:

  • environmental situation in urban areas;
  • polar research;
  • climate change;
  • cross-border conflicts;
  • sustainable development of the regions.

The conference will also hold sections on the following topics:

  • geographic information systems and distributed spatial data;
  • natural and man-made disasters and risks;
  • modeling of the geographic systems;
  • higher and secondary geographic education;
  • the impact of the Olympic Games and other investment mega-projects on the environment;
  • modern geographic technologies;
  • dynamics of economic areas;
  • problems of sustainable land and water management etc.

The attached file represents detailed topics. 

The programme of the conference is extremely varied. It includes: scientific sessions, the exhibition of specialized literature, maps, atlases and developments in geoinformatics, special 

events for students and early-career scholars, keynote speakers’ lectures. 

Sponsorship of the IGU  Regional Conference in Moscow 2015 is an excellent opportunity to promote your company and products to a wide audience and establish personal informal contacts 

with the participants of the event.

Please find attached the full information about the conference and options for the participation. 





要旨集(英語): http://www.sizenken.biodic.go.jp/nichiro/Abstracts.pdf
AOC HP: http://amurokhotsk.com/?lang=ja

また、2015年10月15-17日の日程で、The 2nd Conference “Resource, Environment
and Regional Sustainable Development in North-East Asia”が同


IUGG 2015 - Newsletter March 2015


IUGG 2015 - Newsletter - March 2015
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MARCH 2015



Do not miss the excellent oportunity to visit some of the amazing sites and places of interest in Central EuropeVisit the General Assembly website and select a scientific field trip according to your interests.

Selected field trips

B3 Klementinum
 (Sunday, June 28, 2015)
1/2 day trip, 16,- EUR per person

B5 Paleontological Treasures in Lower-Paleozoic Marine Sediments in Barrandian (Saturday, June 27, 2015)
1 day trip, 25,- EUR per person

C1 Šumava Mts. & Boubín Wildwood (Saturday, July 4 - Sunday, July 5, 2015)
2 day trip, 225,- EUR per person

Click here for the list of all available trips.

Places on all trips are limited, register now not to miss your desired trip. The scientific field trip registration is part of the GA online registration and will be closed together with early registration fee - April 10, 2015.


Extended Early Bird Booking Deadline Approaching

March 18, 2015

Even though the deadline for advantageous Early Bird Booking has been extended, the last day of this special offer is approaching fast. You can still benefit from early booking rates in the following hotels: 
Click the hotel name for more details on the website.
Don't want to spend time traveling to the venue every day? Make sure to check the special rates of the following hotels in the venue vicinity:
All above rates include taxes, breakfast and WiFi internet connection.
Click the hotel name for more details on the website.


We have prepared another option how to enjoy your stay in Prague - lodging in Private apartments – for further info click here.

Book & Win

The accommodation contest is running.
By BOOKING YOUR HOTEL for the 26th IUGG 2015 General Assembly in Prague you can win a:
  • FREE REGISTRATION to the General Assembly
We look forward to welcoming you in Prague this summer.

Visit the IUGG 2015 website for further information.

Kind regards,

IUGG 2015 Prague Secretariat


Find your symposia

Draft of the Scientific Programme is available on the GA Website and is being updated on regular basis.


Online forms

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〆切 3/15 EUGEO 2015 congress abstract


Dear Colleague,

Don't forget to submit your abstract to the EUGEO 2015 congress by 15 March. The congress will be held in Budapest 30 August - 2 September 2015.
Abstracts can be submitted after registering to attend the congress on the official website of the event: www.eugeo2015.com

We hope to see you in Budapest,

Best regards,
The Organizing Committee

Communicating Geography: Deadline Extended, Second Keynote

Deadline extended 
The deadline for abstracts, workshops, posters has been extended until March 16th. Note, due to several requests the early bird rate has also been extended to this date.  We invite you to submit abstracts for paper presentations and poster sessions from all areas of the discipline and related subjects. See more at: http://www.eurogeography.eu/2015-meeting-and-conference/
Booking accommodation
Special rates have been arrange at the conference venue. To book these please email your reservation to the local organiser Dr Salih Sahin by March 15th 2015. Provide your full name and contact information including cell phone, arrrval and departure dates (number of nights), the type of room and any special requirements. Further information and other accommodation options.
Second Keynote Announced
Prof. Dr. Johann-Bernhard Haversath of Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany will be the second keynote presenter at the conference in Ankara in 2015. As a human geographer his interests and presentation will examine Eastern and Central Europe (between Baltic and Black Sea). Professor Haversath also has published in geographical education.
Mapita Workshop
EUROGEO’s new member organization, Mapita, will present a workshop at the Ankara conference. They have been a forerunner in changing public participation practices in urban development contexts and making local resident insight a more integral element in planning processes. Mapita is a Finnish spin-off company from Aalto University's Land Use Planning and Urban Studies research group. Read more about Maptionnaire and explore how to create your own project with its easy-to-use editor at http://mapita.fi/en/
Conference Theme 
The Conference 2015 theme is "Communicating Geography: serving our world" The 2015 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference will be organised in conjunction with and hosted by the Turkish Association of Geographers (TAG), in Ankara on 21-22 May 2015.
An optional field excursion to Cappadocia will take place all day on 23 May 2015. More
Journal: Conference Issue  
The European Journal of Geography (EJG) publishes at least one issue each year on the conference theme, which for 2015 is "Communicating Geography". EJG is an international, peer reviewed open access, free to download publication. The Journal now on Scopus, is based on the European Association of Geographers’ goal to make European Geography a worldwide reference and standard. The deadline for submission of articles for the conference issue (only via the journal web site) is July 15 2015. More


GLP e-News No. 70

GLP e-News No. 70です。

GLP e-News No. 70

February 14, 2015

Dear GLP community,
This is a selection of the recent relevant news.

Good reading!
Fabiano M.Scarpa and Sébastien Boillat

Professor Mike Raupach, an extraordinary carbon cycle scientist and climate change communicator, passed away on February 10, 2015.

Mike co-founded the Global Carbon Project, initiating a global research program engaging hundreds of scientists, practitioners, and policymakers. Mike's research, leadership, and personal commitment have made the GCP a scientifically rich, innovative and socially relevant international collaboration.

Mike realized far earlier than most that the GCP needed to undertake both first-class and societally relevant research. He contributed to understanding relationships between emissions and economic development, urbanization, present and future emissions, and ways to think about the responsibility of nations to address mitigation and their commitments. Most importantly, Mike always grounded this research in the context of the global carbon cycle, including novel analyses on the importance of natural CO2 sinks on land and in the oceans, and how such interactions govern the changes in radiative forcing from greenhouse gases.

Beyond the scientific contributions, Mike was an example of integrity, clarity of purpose, and humility for which we are extremely grateful. Mike's kindness and approachability made him a wonderful person to work and be with.

We are lucky we had the opportunity to know Mike and be inspired and touched by him as a colleague and friend.

Mike's enormous scientific legacy will effect science and scientists for decades to come.

Mike passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Canberra, Australia.

Mike Raupach: the scientist who tallied the world's carbon budget: The Conversation.

Write a tribute to Mike, please visit here.

Source: http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/news/MRTribute.html


New nodal office created

The Cyprus Institute, is now hosting a Nodal Office of the Global Land Project that will bring to bear the institute’s extensive experiences in facilitating science coordination and science management of large international programs. More specifically, we are convinced that CyI has the necessary capabilities to deliver what is needed to run a successful Nodal Office, thus benefitting the GLP significantly. Their experiences and qualifications in that regard include: Experience  in  managing  global  environmental  change  and  sustainability  research   Comprehensive research on global and regional climate change and its impacts in the EMME comprises a major research thrust of the CyI. In this context, the institute also also carries out a detailed assessment of the economic repercussions of these impacts. They develop recommendations for effective and comprehensive adaptation strategies, with particular reference to water management, renewable energy production and energy efficiency in the built environment that will contribute to a sustainable development of MENA countries and societies (http://www.cyi.ac.cy/eewrc/eewrc-research-projects/climate-change-and-impact.html). While concentrating on the EMME, their research is relevant for other regions of the world with comparable eco-climatic settings.  The CyI, despite its relatively young age, has an impressive history of winning competitive research projects and of successfully carrying them out. Researchers in the three CyI centers have been and are engaged in 38 internationally funded (mainly EU) and 14 nationally funded projects) with a CyI-funding share of roughly ? 14 Million and 3.6 Million, respectively. Because of their good track-record in managing and carrying out these projects, they have become highly sought-after partners and coordinators in EUproposals/projects.


25 - 27 March 2015

Dresden, Germany


s a follow up of our kick-off workshop on “Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste” flores.unu.edu/nexus-kickoff-workshop, the first of the biyearly Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC) takes place from March, 25 to 27, 2015. The 2015 DNC will assemble UN organizations, UNU institutes, member states, German ministries, national and international organizations as well as individual researchers and NGOs from around the world under the theme “Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach”.
As a follow up of our kick-off workshop on “Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste” flores.unu.edu/nexus-kickoff-workshop, the first of the biyearly Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC) takes place from March, 25 to 27, 2015. The 2015 DNC will assemble UN organizations, UNU institutes, member states, German ministries, national and international organizations as well as individual researchers and NGOs from around the world under the theme “Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach”.
The nexus approach to the sustainable management of water, soil and waste integrates environmental management and governance across sectors and scales. This approach is based on the understanding that environmental resources are inextricably intertwined. Considering their mutual dependencies in environmental management may therefore increase overall resource efficiency, and ensure equitable benefit sharing. In addition, reducing the use of resources, recycling of resources and reuse of resources is at the core of the nexus approach. Taking a nexus approach for environmental resources may help to decrease environmental risks and ecological scarcities under conditions of global change as well as to ensure an economic development.

Further information can be found at:


s a follow up of our kick-off workshop on “Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste” flores.unu.edu/nexus-kickoff-workshop, the first of the biyearly Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC) takes place from March, 25 to 27, 2015. The 2015 DNC will assemble UN organizations, UNU institutes, member states, German ministries, national and international organizations as well as individual researchers and NGOs from around the world under the theme “Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach”.

SSAFR 2015, August 19-21th, Uppsala, Sweden

SSAFR 2015 ? 16th Symposium for Systems Analysis in Forest Resources
The SSAFR symposia congregate researchers and practitioners in the area of Operations Research and Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. The symposia are held biannually and have until now taken place in the Americas, mostly in USA. This would be the first time the symposium takes place in Europe. Let it be an opportunity to further strengthen the community worldwide.


Operations Research and Systems Analysis in Forest Resources is a truly broad area. The aim is to have a representation of presentations and experts that covers this broad and expanding field. Topics of interest include: strategic, operational and tactical planning forest planning, fire and pests, spatial problems, hierarchical problems, forest operations, forest supply chain, multiple objectives, uncertainty, GIS and information technologies, algorithmic developments, exact, heuristic and metaheuristic methods as well as broad problem areas such as economics of sustainability, assessment of ecosystem services, environmental issues, wood for energy, and landscape planning.

 Structure of the symposium

We plan to have a strong series of plenary presentations and parallel tracks. The structure of the symposium is meant to facilitate discussion, analysis and networking among the invited speakers, attendees and students. We will also have a panel discussion on the topics of the symposium. Prior to the conference, on the 18th of August, we plan for an excursion showing the forest fuel supply chain of a major heat plant.

Some important dates

March 1st, 2015: Deadline submission of presentations and posters
April 1st, 2015: Presentations and posters notification
June 15th, 2015: Early bird registration deadline

Call for abstracts

Submit abstract for SSAFR 2015

For more detailed information visit:



Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), South Africa from 9-13 November 2015
Annual ESP Conference

We are pleased to announce that the next Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) conference will be held in South Africa from 9-13 November 2015.
The conference will be hosted at a very special location: Spier Wine farm and Conference Centre in Stellenbosch.
Soon more information about the conference will be published on this website.

Call for session proposals

We would like to officially invite you to to submit a session proposal for the annual global ESP conference. Please fill out the session proposal form and send it to us before April 1.

ESP 2014 Conference

To view the outcomes of the 7th ESP Conference held in Costa Rica, please visit the conference 2014 webpage.

ESP 2015 Updates

To stay up-to-date about the latest conference news, we kindly advise you to subscribe to our ESP Update here.

You can also follow the Ecosystem Services Partnership on our Facebook and Twitter pages:

  Facebook posts and photos

  Twitter #ESPConf7  

ESP Membership

By becoming an ESP member you have the opportunity to share knowledge and collaborate with other professionals working on the science, policy and practice of ecosystem services. Moreover, ESP members benefit from a reduced ESP conference fee. Interested? Please register as an ESP member.


@AGU 2015 Save the date
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco
14-18 December 2015

The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme is planning a series of events at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting to celebrate our past and to transition to Future Earth. We invite all our networks and partners to participate.

The events are designed to:

    present IGBP’s second Earth-system synthesis
    bring together IGBP’s projects, networks, partners and staff past and present

Planned events and activities (dates to be confirmed)

    Union session/Great Debate
    IGBP and projects integrated sessions
    Young scientist event
    Booth and networking event
    Evening reception recognising and celebrating the people and projects that made IGBP a success for three decades

Please forward to your networks and let us know if you plan to attend AGU2015. We will be in touch throughout 2015 with updates and more information.

Important dates

Session proposals open: mid-February
Abstract submission open: June

AGU Fall Meeting 2015

See also

Global Sustainable Development Goals need clearer, more measurable targets, according to new report

The proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ? a universal set of goals to guide international development to 2030 ? will struggle to achieve their stated policy objectives without clearer, more measurable targets, according to a new report released by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

The authors find that overall, the SDGs offer a “major improvement” over their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with a greater understanding of the interplay between social, economic and environmental dimensions. And while the MDGs only dealt with developing countries, the new set of goals will apply to all countries in the world.

The report finds that of the 169 targets beneath the 17 draft goals, just 29% are well defined and based on the latest scientific evidence, while 54% need more work and 17% are weak or non-essential.

The assessment of the targets ? which are intended to operationalise the 17 goals set to be approved by governments later this year ? is the first of its kind to be carried out by the scientific community, and represents the work of over 40 leading researchers covering a range of fields across the natural and social sciences. Many of the authors are part of the communities of core projects that are affiliating to Future Earth.

However, the report finds the targets suffer from a lack of integration, some repetition and rely too much on vague, qualitative language rather than hard, measurable, time-bound, quantitative targets.

Authors are concerned the goals are presented in ‘silos.’ The goals address challenges such as climate, food security and health in isolation from one another. Without interlinking there is a danger of conflict between different goals, most notably trade-offs between overcoming poverty and moving towards sustainability. Action to meet one target could have unintended consequences on others if they are pursued separately.

“Targets have to be robust, measurable and should effectively guide implementation,” said Anne-Sophie Stevance, lead coordinator of the report. “The report clearly shows how targets could be consolidated and points to interlinkages that will be critical for managing synergies and avoiding trade-offs.” For example, an increase in agricultural land-use to help end hunger can lead to biodiversity loss, as well as overuse and/or pollution of water resources and downstream (likely negative) effects on marine resources which in turn could exacerbate food security concerns.
The report is being released ahead of a major UN meeting from February 17-20 where governments will negotiate an overall declaration which will serve as the big picture vision of the SDGs framework.

The report highlights the need for an ‘end-goal’ to provide such a big picture vision. “The ‘ultimate end’ of the SDGs in combination is not clear, nor is how the proposed goals and targets would contribute to achieve that ultimate end,” write the authors. They recommend that this meta-goal be “a prosperous, high quality of life that is equitably shared and sustained.”

“This is an opportunity for science to be a partner in the post-2015 development process and support evidence-based decision making. For science, that means connecting the dots across disciplines that usually work independently from each other,” said Stevance.

The report from ICSU and the ISSC, two of the members of Future Earth's Governing Council, highlights the contribution of initiatives like Future Earth to mobilize and bring together scientists across disciplines to address connected global challenges in partnership with policy-makers and stakeholders, and to provide the knowledge needed to support transformations towards sustainability.


Download the report as a pdf