European project to support rooftop greenhouses projects

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is launching an open call to support rooftop greenhouse projects, in the framework of GROOF Project.

El ICTA-UAB participa en el proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos

El Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) es una de las instituciones impulsoras de un proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos para disminuir el impacto de las altas temperaturas del verano.

A warmer ocean will lead to 17% reduction in global marine animal biomass, by the end of the century

Climate change will affect the distribution and abundance of marine life, but the full extent of these changes under future warming has been difficult to predict due to the limitations of individual ecosystem models used for such forecasts.

New study dismisses green growth policies as a route out of ecological emergency

Researchers from ICTA-UAB and the Goldsmiths University of London suggest that emissions reduction is only compatible with a lower economical degrowth or a degrowth scenario.

New cross-boundary approach for addressing wicked weed problems

Weed species continue to spread and management costs continue to mount, in spite of best management practices and efforts by research and extension personnel who promote them to land managers.

Urban green spaces do not benefit the health of all

In general, the creation of parks and green spaces in urban centers has positive effects on the health of city residents.

ERASMUS+ Edu-BioMed News: ICTA-UAB organizes workshops in Jabal Moussa and Shouf Biosphere Reserves (Lebanon) addressed to university...

From next April, 29th to May, 2nd, about 40 professors and professionals from the higher education institutions from Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, France and Italy will meet in two Lebanese Biosphere Reserves (Jabal Moussa and Shouf) to discuss how to improve Moroccan and Lebanese higher education and academic research in the context of Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves (BRs).

ICTA-UAB researcher Antoni Rosell-Melé receives an ERC Advanced Grant

ICTA-UAB researcher Antoni Rosell-Melé has been awarded an Advanced Grant (AdvGr) from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop the project "New geochemical approach to reconstruct tropical palaeo-atmospheric dynamics" (PALADYN).

Urban Agriculture on Rooftops Provides Healthy, Fresh and Sustainable Food

​The implementation of urban gardens on building rooftops could produce fresh, healthy and sustainable agricultural food and guarantee the food sovereignty of cities, which are becoming increasingly populated.

Se prevén niveles de polen muy altos para esta primavera

Las polinizaciones de esta primavera y verano comenzarán en el momento habitual pero serán muy importantes.

Indigenous knowledge, key to a successful ecosystem restoration

Ecological restoration projects actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities are more successful. This is the result of a study carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).

Future changes in human well-being more likely to depend on Social Factors than Economic Factors

The changes in the perception of personal well-being that could take place in the next three decades, on a global level, depend much more on social factors than on economic ones.

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide: climate change drives rainfall extremes

More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe – triggering both wet and dry records, according a new study involving ICTA-UAB researcher Finn Mempel.

Success at ICTA-UAB: Six ERC Grants In Three Years

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded six European Research Council (ERC) grants in three years, from the end of 2015 to the end of 2018. Each project (of between 1.5 and 2 million euros) lasts for five years and allows the recruitment of a team of six or seven doctoral students and postdocs.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.
Seminar: “SCOR, its missions and the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goal 14” by Marie-Alexandrine Sicre

Date: 2018-11-13

Seminar: “SCOR, its missions and the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goal 14”

Speaker: Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, LOCEAN, Paris 

Date: Tuesday, November 13th 2018
Time: 11.30h
Venue: Room Z/023 

ICSU-SCOR (Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research) is an interdisciplinary body of the International Academy of  Sciences (formerly ICSU, now ISC) whose mission is to promote international research in oceanography. In each country National committees ensures the link between the national and international level. In the first part of my presentation I will present SCOR, its activities  large-scale research programs (SOLAS, Imber, Geotraces but also IQOE and IIEO2), its working groups and its partnerships on ocean observation. I will then give an overview on SCOR  capacity building activities in emerging countries and the dissemination of scientific information. I will proceed with the challenges ahead, those of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, its implementation with the Knowledge Action Network (KAN) of Future Earth-Ocean, the WOA-2 (World Ocean Assessment) and the Ocean Decade (2021-2030) by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and finally the relations to be developed with the NGOs.

Marie-Alexandrine Sicre is Directrice de Recherche at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). She is a marine chemist by training and earned her PhD in Marine Sciences in 1987 at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, on air-sea exchange of organic matter. Sicre was a postdoctoral fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA) from 1987 to 1988, where she participated to the U.S. SEAREX program with Dr. R. Gagosian until she was hired at CNRS in 1988. Sicre’s current research interest is in paleoceanography. Over the past 10 years, she has been working on the calibration of climate proxy (biomarkers) and the role of the ocean in the last millennium climate, first in the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE) in Gif-sur-Yvette, France (1998-2014) and since 2014 in the Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat: Expérimentation et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN), in Paris. Sicre served as vice-president on the reviewing panel for the national program of marine biogeochemistry of CNRS for more than 10 years (2001 to 2012) and on the Images-France committee for 8 years. She participated in more than 10 oceanographic and paleoceanographic cruises.


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