Culmination of the Pan-Asian Risk Reduction (PARR) fellowship program

On October 9 and 10, Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) fellows are meeting in Manila to celebrate the completion of the  program and share their experiences, as well as the progress and findings of their research projects. More photos  

ASSAR Ghana team participates in the Water Security and Climate Change Conference in Cologne, Germany

The Water Security and Climate Change (WSCC) conference was held during September 18-21 in Cologne, Germany. Dr Elaine T. Lawson of the ASSAR Ghana team presented a poster on water scarcity as a barrier to food security and climate change adaptation …

START GOFC-GOLD Summit in Tbilisi Looks at Strengthening Regional Information and Knowledge Networks

Leaders of Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC GOLD) regional networks convened in Tbilisi, Georgia, during September 13-16 for the 2017 GOFC-GOLD Regional Network Summit. The Summit assessed past performance of regional networks and their future direction …

Echoes in Space – Introduction to Radar Remote Sensing Online Course

ESA, the European Space Agency, is launching a free online course on Radar Remote Sensing. “Echoes from space” will take you on a journey through the exciting world of Radar Remote Sensing. Learn the basics that will help you to understand …

CaucRiN GOFC-GOLD Regional Network Kick-off Meeting commences

The GOFC-GOLD Caucasus Network Kick-off Meeting commenced today, September 11 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The meeting brings together 36 participants from 10 countries in the Caucasus region, working with remote sensing on land cover change issues in the Caucasus region. …

START International named 3rd Top Climate Think Tank for North America

The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) announced today the 2016 Climate Think Tank Rankings. START International was named 3rd Top Climate Think Tank for North America under standardized ranking, measuring the think tanks’ efficiency in per capita/researcher terms. The ICCG …

START’s Executive Director and Board Chair Meet Key Global and European Organizations

Last week START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow and Board Chair Ghassem Asrar met with key organizations working on scientific research, climate and Earth observations. This gallery features photos with leaders and representatives from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the European Space Agency, …

The Intangibles that Matter: Non-Economic Loss and Damage

By Justin Charles G. See, PARR Fellow “The floods swept away everything we had – even our dreams and our future.” This was the testimony of Maricel, a resident of Barangay Tumana, Marikina City, at the end of our key …

Future Earth names Amy Luers as new Executive Director

Future Earth, one of START’s closest partners in global sustainability research, announced Amy Luers as its new executive director. Dr. Luers has over 20 years experience working on sustainability at the intersection of science, technology, and policy. She will assume her position at …

ASSAR Mali Team Presents at the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow, Scotland

On June 7 Edmond Totin of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Mali team presented on “Using Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) process to stimulate social changes and enable …