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 …

START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow on climate change on Africa Today TV

On Sunday, June 4th, Africa Today TV aired a panel discussion on climate change and Africa with Cheikh Mbow, Roger-Mark de Souza from the Wilson Center and Marian Tupy from the CATO Institute.  

START’s Former Board Chair, Professor Gordon McBean, wins the 62nd International Meteorological Organization Prize

The World Meteorogical Organization, the United Nations system’s authoritative voice on weather, climate and water, honored Professor Gordon McBean with the sixty-second International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize for his outstanding work in meteorology and climatology and his leadership as a scientific …

Government Planners learn how to Assess Communities’ Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change

During 15-17 February 2017, the Southeast Asia START Regional Center (SEA-START) has conducted the third and final training workshop on Assessing Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change. Over the past 18 months, 15 government planners from Cambodia, Lao PDR, …