ESM Events 2014
05 October 2014 - 11 October 2014
IUFRO World Congress: Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research

The 2014 International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress will  highlight how forest science is helping address significant environmental, social, and economic challenges facing our world. More

03 October 2014
Workshop on Advances in Forest Management and Forest Protection

IIASA's ESM program in collaboration with the Russian Institute of Continuous Education in Forestry will organize the second workshop on Advances in Forest management and Forest Protection. More

23 September 2014
Role of Volunteered Geographic Information in Advancing Science: Effective Utilization

The VGI workshop, in which Steffen Fritz is one of the organizers of, is in conjunction with the Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science hosted by Vienna University of Technology, Austria. More

16 September 2014 - 19 September 2014
International Conference on "Forest Biogeocenoses of the Boreal Zone: Geography, Structure, Functions and Dynamics".

All-Russian scientific conference with international participation dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS). More

23 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
South-South Community based MRV training workshop

The training workshop is being organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in collaboration with the SilvaCarbon Program More

14 July 2014 - 17 July 2014
Creating a Geospatial Knowledge World

The Centre for GeoInformatics at University of St Andrews is running a GEOCROWD supported “Creating a Geospatial Knowledge World” summer school in July 2014. This summer school is concerned with any aspect of geospatial information science and is focused on any aspect of user-contributed geospatial data. More

07 July 2014 - 09 July 2014
Workshop to Develop a Global Database of Urban Form and Function

IIASA is co-organizing a workshop to initiate the development of a World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT). This detailed characterization of cities around the world will allow researchers to compare cities globally but also improve the way that urban areas are represented in many different models and applications from a local to a global scale. More

12 June 2014 - 13 June 2014
GEO European Projects Workshop (GEPW-8)

The 8th GEO European Projects Workshop (GEPW-8) is hosted by the Greek GEO Office - National Observatory of Athens and co-organized by the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences. More

06 June 2014
Mapping and the Citizen Sensor Management Committee Meeting

This meeting, coordinated by the COST affiliated member Marco Painho, is scheduled in parallel to the AGILE 2014 conference. More

03 June 2014 - 06 June 2014
Connecting a Digital Europe through Location and Place

The 17th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science focus is on the role of Geographic Information Science and Technology and how it can connect European universities, research centres, industry, government and citizen in the digital information age. More

03 June 2014
Digital Earth: What the hack?

An AGILE workshop on advancing co-creation in smart cities. For more than five years, hackathons, hack days, hackfests and the like revolutionise software development all across our planet. More

19 March 2014 - 21 March 2014
Global Land Project meeting

Seven researchers from the Ecosystem Services and Management program (ESM) will present their work at the second Global Land Project (GLP) Open Science Meeting in Berlin More

20 February 2014 - 22 February 2014
Geo-Wiki at the Citizen
Cyberscience Summit

The 3rd Citizen CyberScience Summit will bring together researchers working on citizen science for 3 days of talks, sharing of experiences, creating new projects through the Hack Day and ThinkCamp, and showcasing examples to the general public.  More

17 February 2014 - 18 February 2014
IIASA’s Tropical
Futures Initiative - Kick-off Meeting in Indonesia

The first meeting of IIASA’s Tropical Futures Initiative brings together project partners and high-level stakeholders to launch IIASA’s new major project on forests and sustainable land use in the tropics.  More

13 January 2014 - 15 January 2014
Future Forests II Workshop

This was the first FF2 meeting where IIASA is participating as official partner, and provided a series of presentations on how we will participate in the project with the ESM Modeling Cluster. Florian Kraxner introduced the group to the SSP framework and chaired a workshop on scenario development on the topics: Climate, Industry, Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services. More

03 December 2013 - 05 December 2013

The 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Security & Climate Change

The 3rd Global Conference in South Africa will provide the platform for global leaders; practitioners; scientists; farmers; organized agriculture; civil society; the private sector; and NGOs to discuss and share experiences on successes, and to deliberate the challenges and threats to food and nutrition security under the impact of climate change. More

16 November 2013 - 17 November 2013
Global Landscapes Forum

IIASA researchers from the Ecosystems Services and Management Program  will participate in the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), where they will host a session on REDD-PAC and tropical research. More

12 November 2013 - 13 November 2013
International conference on balancing renewable energy and nature in the Alps

IIASA researchers will participate in an international conference on balancing renewable energy and nature in the Alps. The conference is part of the project, in which IIASA is one partner. More

05 November 2013 - 07 November 2013
SE Asian Socio-economic Scenarios for Climate Change & Food Security Workshop

The meeting in Halong is the first of two workshops and will provide an innovative platform for policy makers, researchers and practitioners to develop possible scenarios on the linkages between food security and climate change not only for the country of Vietnam but also for the South-East Asian region, including Cambodia and Laos. More

24 October 2013 - 25 October 2013
EnerGEO Final Conference

The EnerGEO Final conference will present the latest results of the joint research over the last 4 years in the field of renewable energies, a topic that will gain more and more importance in the near future. More

07 October 2013 - 10 October 2013
The 16th International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) Conference

Anatoly Shvidenko (IBFRA Vice President) and Florian Kraxner (Deputy ESM Leader) are both presenting at IBFRA 2013 and both sit on the steering committee of the conference.  More

16 September 2013 - 18 September 2013
GHG Europe - Open Science Conference: Greenhouse Gas
Management in European Land Use Systems

Almost the entire European land cover is used to produce crops and wood. In view of the changing climate it is especially important to know how much of the greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere or fixed in biomass and soil by forest, farming, and meat production. These would be either sources or sinks of greenhouse gases. More

10 September 2013 - 11 September 2013
EU Climate Policy Roadshow (Clima East): Azerbaijan National Workshop

The overall objective of Clima East is to support the ENP East countries (i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) and the Russian Federation so that they are better equipped for greenhouse-gas emission reductions and better prepared to deal with climate change impacts. More

24 August 2013
The 2nd Workshop on Bioenergy, CCS and BECCS

Following up on the success of the First Workshop in 21-23 September 2012, this workshop aims to identify and discuss the efforts from academic research to implementation, in promoting bioenergy, CCS and BECCS in Indonesia’s context. More

22 August 2013
Tropical Futures Initiative Preparation Meeting

Project partners and potential supporters for the new IIASA Tropical Futures Initiative meet this week to discuss the new  IIASA initiative. More

29 July 2013 - 30 July 2013
Global and Regional Advances in Studying the Water-Food Nexus

IIASA is hosting a workshop to discuss global and regional advances in studying the water-food nexus, with a special focus on an ongoing China-IIASA project “Grey Water Footprint and Water Scarcity Assessment”. More

13 June 2013 - 14 June 2013
and CCS (BECCS): Options for Brazil

The world needs ever increasing energy supplies for sustainable economic growth and development. But energy resources are under pressure and CO2 emissions from today’s energy use already threaten our climate.  More

10 June 2013 - 12 June 2013
REDD-PAC (REDD+ Policy Assessment Center): project meeting in Cambridge,

Researchers from IIASA’s ESM program are attending a REDD-PAC project meeting gathering partners from Brazil, the Congo Basin, and the UK on 10-12 June, 2013. More

27 May 2013 - 29 May 2013
Future of Global Forests Workshop

The Workshop entitled “Future of Global Forests” is the third meeting of the Global Forest Carbon Working Group which includes well-known scientists from 15 countries. The Workshop aims at: (1) estimation of the current state of the world’s forests and forest management; (2) understanding the effects of main driving forces at a regional scale; and (3) defining a way to make credible projections starting from the recent global forest inventory and other sources. More

15 May 2013 - 17 May 2013
Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin

Researchers from IIASA’s ESM program are presenting  results of the World Bank study “Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling economic growth and forest protection,” to local policymakers in the Congo Basin region. More

25 March 2013
Consultative Meeting on Post 2015 Development Agenda

On 25 March, IIASA, UKP4, INCASA and UNORCID will co host a High-Level Panel academia stakeholders consultative event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.  IIASA Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Ecosystem Services and Management Program Leader Michael Obersteiner, and World Population Program Project Leader Samir KC will all make presentations on identifying and addressing future challenges. More

20 March 2013
Climate Smart Agriculture

On March 20, IIASA's Michael Obersteiner will give a keynote presentation at the Climate Smart Agriculture Conference at the University of California, Davis.  More

05 December 2012 - 06 December 2012
EP4SM User Requirement Workshop

During the User Requirements Workshop system designers will collaborate with key stakeholders from ESA, TU Wien, AWST and IIASA to gather, discuss and prioritize the users' needs and expectations regarding a cloud computing software for the Soil Moisture domain. The workshop will be the main source of information for the Requirements Baseline.  More

26 November 2012 - 07 December 2012

IIASA energy and climate experts participated in the annual UNFCC Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar. More

19 November 2012 - 20 November 2012

The progress meeting of the EnerGEO  consortium will take place at IIASA November, 19th and 20th. Programs involved are ESM, MAG and ENE. More

05 November 2012 - 09 November 2012
REDD-PAC Training Session: GAMS for GLOBIOM for REDD-PAC

ESM is hosting the first session of the REDD-PAC school. It is targeted to the scientists who will participate in the modeling tasks in the REDD-PAC project using IIASA’s GLOBIOM model. More

29 October 2012 - 31 October 2012
REDD-PAC (REDD+ Policy Assessment Center) - 2012 Annual Meeting

The 2012 Annual Meeting is the first opportunity for REDD-PAC project partners to meet all together. ESM is hosting the event and will welcome guests from UNEP-WCMC (UK), INPE (Brazil) and COMIFAC (Cameroon). More

04 October 2012 - 05 October 2012
REDD-PAC Workshop in the Congo Basin

ESM researchers Michael Obersteiner, Géraldine Bocquého and Aline Mosnier will participate in this REDD-PAC workshop, which is a follow-up on the official kick-off meeting organized in Brazil in May 2012. More

21 September 2012 - 24 September 2012
Bioenergy, CCS and BECCS: Options for Indonesia

ESM researchers Michael Obersteiner, Florian Kraxner and Sabine Fuss participated in this high-level workshop, which is a follow-up on an expert’s meeting on BECCS held jointly by the IEA and IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria in November 2011. More

14 September 2012 - 16 September 2012
Data Cleanup of Geo-Wiki Crowd-Sourced Data in Ethiopia: Stopping Land Cropping and Improving Food Security

We have collected a plethora of land cover validation points across the globe. In particular in Ethiopia we currently have large disagreements among our validation points and a data cleanup crowd-sourcing exercise would help us tremendously to make a major step forward in being able to understand in which areas land acquisitions might lead to the displacement of the local population. More

12 September 2012 - 14 September 2012
Land Use/Land-Use Change Vision Workshop


10 August 2012 - 15 September 2012
Geo-Wiki Competition

The latest Geo-Wiki competition ends September 15. Join IIASA researchers online to help classify land cover for climate change, land use, and food security research. More

IMPACT2C General Assembly

The third meeting of the IMPACT2C consortium will take place at IIASA from November, 12th until November 16th, including a stakeholder consultation on November, 13th. More

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