GOFC-GOLD SCERIN Capacity Building Workshop took place July 13-17 in Brasov, Romania

The Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) South Central and Eastern European Regional Information Network (SCERIN) Capacity Building Workshop (SCERIN-3 CBW), the third meeting in the line of SCERIN meetings, took place in Brasov, Romania during July …

ACCFP Phase 3 Fellows

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program announces its third phase of science and policy fellowships for 2015-2016.  ACCFP offers experiential learning, education, and research and training opportunities to African professionals, researchers and graduate students to build their capabilities for advancing …

Gordon McBean Former START Board of Directors Chair, Dr. Gordon McBean, awarded University of British Columbia’s 2015 Alumni Award of Distinction

A leader in climate science, Dr. Gordon McBean has led global efforts to raise awareness about climate change impacts and played a key role in the development of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and in 2007, with his IPCC …

2015 Advanced Institute on Disaster Risk Reduction and Loss Mitigation will take place during April 20-25 2015

The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program is a decade-long program of international research and related activities that aims to bring together the natural, socio-economic, health and engineering sciences in coordinated efforts to address the challenges brought about by …

START Participated in the 3rd and 4th GEOSS Science and Technology Workshops

START participated in the 3rd and 4th Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Science and Technology workshops, which were held in Norfolk, Virginia, on 22-24 March and 24-26 March 2015, respectively. The 3rd GEOSS S&T workshop focused, among others, …

ACCFP Alumna Authored One of the Most Downloaded Articles of 2014

Dr. Sithabiso Gandure, an ACCFP Round 1 Alumna, was the lead author on a paper that is recognized by Elsevier as one of 2014’s most downloaded articles from the journal Environmental Development. The article was part of a special issue …

ASSAR Makes Headlines

The University of Ghana, a START partner in the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project, convened a national experts workshop to better understand the challenges of adaptation planning in climate change ‘hot spots’ across Africa. Ghanaian media have …

els-policy-2 Workshop on the Role of Earth Observations – Policy: investments in capacity in Earth observations to support Environmental Policy in Africa

Building on its work in bridging the science-policy gap, START convened a two-day scoping workshop on the role of Earth observations in the support of environmental policy and governance in Africa. This workshop was preceded by research involving six case …

GOFC-GOLD Program Supports Three Participants at Remote Sensing and Conservation Symposium

In May, START supported three participants from Africa and South America to attend the Zoological Society of London Symposium “Remote Sensing for Conservation: Uses, Prospects, and Challenges” and one-day GOFC-GOLD/GEOBON workshop on biodiversity monitoring in tropical forest areas. Isabel Cruz …

START-CDKN Researchers Release Process Document on Developing Plans for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Gorkaphur, India

Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), in collaboration with National Institute of Disaster Management (Government of India) and Institute for Social and Environment Transition (ISET), worked with the District Disaster Management Authority, Gorakhpur towards the integration of disaster risk reduction and …