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North America & Europe Symposium: The Atlantic - a Shared Resource
    Thursday July 12, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm @ Auditorium

    The Atlantic Symposium will feature four keynote speakers, two from Europe and two from the USA, who will set the scene for an Expert Panel Discussion involving the keynote speakers and distinguished leaders in the field of marine sciences from Europe and United States. The Symposium will explore the historical, cultural and scientific links across the North Atlantic Ocean, our current knowledge of how the Atlantic ecosystem functions, the marine economic, social and environmental challenges and opportunities we face and the benefits of cooperation.


    Keynote Presentations


    The Atlantic Ocean - how it works: presenting our understanding of the Atlantic ecosystem, its evolution, hydrodynamics and ecology.

    Keynote Speaker: Prof Michael St John, Technical University of Denmark.


    The Atlantic Resource Base: describing the socio-economic and environmental resource base, including climate change impacts, which affect both today and likely future experiences of ordinary citizens.

    Keynote Speaker: Dr Michael Crosby, MOTE Marine Laboratory, Florida, USA.


    Opportunities for Scientific Collaboration: exploring the opportunities and benefits of co-operation across the Atlantic in the areas of science, technology and innovation.

    Keynote Speaker: Mr Robert-Jan Smits, Director General, Research and Innovation, European Commission.


    Panel Discussion

    Chair: Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute, Ireland.

    The four Keynote Speakers will be joined by:

    Dr David Conover, Director, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation, USA.

    Prof James J. McCarty, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography, Harvard University, USA.

    Dr Scott Glenn, Professor of Physical Oceanography, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, USA.

    Dr Sybille van den Hove, Visiting Professor, University of Barcelona, member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA).




    MOTE Marine Laboratory, Florida, USA.

    Chief Executive, Marine Institute, Ireland

    Director General, Research and Innovation, European Commissi...

    Technical University of Denmark

    Type Partnership Symposia
    Host Organization Marine Institute
  • Organiser Helen Boles
  • Tags PS1



ASEAN - EU Partnership Symposium: A Year of Science
    Friday July 13, 2012 10:45am - 12:45pm @ Auditorium

    In the context of the ‘EU-ASEAN Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2012’*, the main objectives of this symposium are to: 

    • Promote bi‐regional cooperation between the EU and ASEAN by highlighting good practices of mutual benefit;
    • Facilitate an exchange of ideas and information on national and bi‐lateral science, technology and innovation (STI) policies and programmes;
    • Discuss global societal issues with ASEAN and EU stakeholders with a view to identifying priorities for future EU-ASEAN STI cooperation.


    * The EU-ASEAN Year of Science, Technology and Innovation consists of a series of events and initiatives such as conferences and workshops aiming at fostering EU-ASEAN STI cooperation. The EU and ASEAN are working on a detailed programme, with the support of the SEA-EU-NET FP7 project. The ASEAN–EU Year also contributes to strengthen the political dialogue between the two regions in support of STI cooperation, and to increase awareness of funding opportunities, especially among young scientists.

    Head of International Relations Department, Royal Netherlands...

    Senior Research Fellow, BIOTEC, National S&T Development Agency...

    European Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science...

    Director General, Research and Innovation, European Commissi...

    Marie Curie fellow at European Organization for Nuclear Research...

    University of Ghent, Belgium

    Vice-President of Nanyang Technological University, Singapor...

    Type Partnership Symposia
    Host Organization European Commission
  • Organiser Jean-Michel Sers
  • Tags PS2



Africa & Europe Partnership Symposium: Science for Economic Development
    Saturday July 14, 2012 10:45am - 12:45pm @ Auditorium

    In the 21st century, Africa and Europe have moved into a new relationship, with the 54 states in Africa and the 50 in Europe each responsible for their own social and economic development.  Sharing experience in the progress and use of science, and in delivering its benefits to society, are a common goal.

    This symposium will be chaired by Dr. Ismail Serageldin, with a distinguished record of promoting science for development at a global level.  Ministers of Science from South Africa, Mozambique and Rwanda will draw on their experience in diverse political and economic environments, and the Director General of the European Commission’s Research and Innovation programmes will also speak.

    The focus will be on lessons learned, and on opportunities and mechanisms for effective cooperation.

    Head Science-policy, UNESCO (fmr. Minister for Science, Moza...

    Minister of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa...

    Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

    Director General, Research and Innovation, European Commissi...

    Director, TWAS, Italy (fmr. Minister for Science, Rwanda...

    Type Partnership Symposia
    Host Organization ESOF2012
  • Organiser Patrick Cunningham
  • Tags PS3



China & Europe Partnership Symposium: Science and the City of the Future
    Sunday July 15, 2012 10:45am - 12:45pm @ Auditorium

    Since 2006, more than half of global humanity lives in cities. Within a few generations, this figure will exceed 80%. Nowhere is the challenge of rapid urbanisation of society proceeding faster than in China. The China-Europe partnership symposium on Science and the City of the Future will bring together leading scientists from both regions to examine the challenges and opportunities for applying science to develop sustainable, efficient and liveable cities fit for the 21st century and beyond. We will be joined by experts in urban planning, city ecology,  embedded information and communication technologies, and the application of the emerging sciences of complexity to understanding the deep dynamics of city living. The challenges ahead are immense; but we look forward to welcoming ESOF2010 delegates, and our partner audiences in China, and around the world, to engage together in a timely and critical reflection on science, technology and the city of the future.

    Lab Director, IBM Research Ireland   Lisa Amini is a Distinguished...

    Vice President & Secretary General, Urban Planning Society...

    Director, Urban Systems Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.   Rusong...

    University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France   Denise Pumain...

    Type Partnership Symposia
    Host Organization Dublin City University
  • Organiser Barry McMullin
  • Tags PS4


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