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It’s very timely that the Earth observation community reports on applied remote sensing or geospatial research that can assist countries setting the SDG targets, as well as tracking progress towards their implementation. Thus we propose a special edition on EO and the SDG in the Remote Sensing of Environment Journal, a team work boosted and led by a member of the GLP Scientific Steering Committee, Professor Graciela Metternicht (University of New South Wales, Australia).
As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” (LIRA 2030 Africa) programme, the International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will support up to 11 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) that will that explore integrated approaches for sustainable urban development in Africa.
This is a call for papers for two sessions at SciDataCon (Scientific Data Conference), which will take place 5-8 November in Gaborone, Botswana, as part of the ICSU-RDA International Data Week. The deadline for submissions is April 30.
There are no accepted guidelines for detecting biases or logical gaps between 'generalized knowledge claims' (GKC’s) and the evidence used to produce them. In this important new article in Global Environmental Change, several GLP Members propose a typology of GKCs based on their evidence base and the process by which they are produced.
The authors present a mixed-method approach to assessing archetypes or patterns of climate vulnerability that combines qualitative tools from participatory rural assessment approaches and quantitative techniques including cluster analysis. They illustrate this by looking at a case study of the Central Andes of Peru.
The GLP Working Group on «Archetype Analysis in Land Governance and Sustainability Research» convened its second workshop at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from 28 February through 2 March 2018. The meeting made an important next step in consolidating the precise meaning and methodological portfolio of archetype analysis. Discussions were held on current methodological challenges and best practices in archetype analysis.
GLP SSC Member Unai Pascual published an analysis in Nature Sustainability of the opportunities and limitations of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) based on a new global dataset.
GLP Member Zia Mehrabi had a Correspondence piece published in Nature on the need to democratize access to big data, field robotics and new sensing technology to suit the smallholders who comprise the majority of farmers worldwide.
The target audience are senior MSc and PhD students, postdocs and professionals. A limited number of full or partial DAAD travel grants is available for German nationals), Visegrad grants for the nationals of Visegrad (Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) and Eastern Neighbourhood countries.