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).

ICTA-UAB to organize the sixth edition of the Summer School on Degrowth and Environmental Justice

Proposing pathways outside the growth, closure and depressive narratives.

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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.

ICTA-UAB researcher Gara Villalba receives an ERC Consolidator Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) announced the recipients of its Consolidator Grant competition: 291 top scientists across Europe.

The ICTA-UAB awarded an Erasmus+ for running a project on higher education and research in Biosphere Reserves

For the first time since its founding, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded approximately 1 million euros by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ funding scheme.

ICTA-UAB contributes to bridging science and society in the 100xCiencia.3

ICTA-UAB took part in the 100xCiencia.3 “Bringing Science and Society”, the annual event of the SOMMa Alliance held on November 15th at the CNIO in Madrid.

Citizens prefer landscapes that combine nature with built infrastructure

A pioneering study analyses the photographs shared by citizens in social networks to evaluate the aesthetic consideration of natural landscapes.

Co-managed small-scale fisheries lead to social and ecological improvements

The co-management model of small groups of fishermen contributes to a greater abundance and habitats of species.

ICTA-UAB to design participative and concurred forest fire prevention strategies for the Montseny region

Scientists from the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) aim to design prevention strategies for forest fires occurring in the Montseny Biosphere Reserve through a citizen participation process.

Nace El Observatorio del Besòs: un proyecto de seguimiento de la calidad de los sistemas fluviales de la cuenca

La Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) a través del Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB), y el Consorci Besòs Tordera evaluarán el estado de calidad a largo plazo de la cuenca del Besòs gracias a la creación de la Observatorio del Besòs.

Shift in large-scale Atlantic circulation causes lower-oxygen water to invade Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Gulf of St. Lawrence has warmed and lost oxygen faster than almost anywhere else in the global oceans.

Climate Change Modifies the Composition of Reefs

Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink.

Pioneering study analyses the effects of forests on human health

A group of volunteers have participated in an experimental study conducted by the ICTA-UAB to analyse the potential health benefits of forests.

Marine Litter on Mediterranean Beaches Triples in Summer

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) analyses and quantifies the waste generated by tourists in eight islands of the Mediterranean as part of the European BLUEISLANDS project.

Agricultural intensification not a “blueprint” for sustainable development

Social and ecological results of increased agricultural intensification are not as positive as expected.

Green urban planning must consider social equity criteria

Cities that do not include social equity criteria into their political strategies to make their urban environment greener and more ecological will not achieve long-term sustainability and risk creating green enclaves only for the social elite.

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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