WAYS at Euroscience Open Forum 2006

Euroscience Open Forum 2006

ESOF2006 is an interdisciplinary non-profit event seeking to foster debate on science and society. ESOF brings together researchers from different disciplines, policy-makers, representatives of industrial R&D, science journalists and the general public. It fosters debate about science and society, presents science and the humanities at the cutting edge and stimulates scientific awareness.

ESOF2006 will take place in Munich from July 15th to 19th, 2006.

WAYS is organizing two workshops.

Peer review: the process unveiled!
http://waysnet.org/europe_and_north_america_handbook/peer_reviewing

North/South, West/East divide - how to get young researchers together
http://waysnet.org/europe_and_north_america_handbook/north_south_west_ea...

Young scientists from Spain
The CSIC sponsors 10 travel grants (600€) for young scientists from Spain who may wish to attend ESOF2006. for further information:
http://www.csic.es/monograficos/esof2006/ayudas.jsp

La FECYT, en el marco de su programa de trabajo Ciencia y Sociedad, convoca cinco becas para fomentar la participación y asistencia de jóvenes vinculados a universidades, instituciones o centros de investigación españoles en el ESOF2006 (Euroscience Open Forum).
http://www.fecyt.es/plantillas/plantilla_25.cfm?id_seccion=7782&id_secci...
Deadline, May 30th!

Young scientists from Sweden
The Torsten och Ragnar Söderbergs Stiftelsen has kindly committed funds to sponsor young scientists from Sweden who may wish to attend ESOF2006. for further information:
http://www.eurosciencesweden.se/travgrants.html

YPARD moving forward

Dear Friends,

Good day. Hope all are doing well,

One of the WAYS promoted projects of YPARD is moving ahead,

Please follow the newsletter attached,

Thanks,

Cheers
Bala R

16th EuroTeX Conference

05/07/2006 08:00
08/07/2006 23:59
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The 16th EuroTeX Conference "A Hungarian TeX Rhapsody", will be held in the city of Debrecen, Hungary, between July 5 and 8, 2006. MaTeX (the Hungarian TeX User Group) together with the Faculty of Computer Science, University of Debrecen have committed to undertake the conference affairs, and now announce the call for papers. This will be the first international TeX conference held in Hungary.

About a PhD Position (topic: global water-food relationship)

> Ph.D Research Position in Crop Growth
> and Water Resources Management Modelling
>
The Department of Systems Analyses, Integrated Assessment and Modelling, at the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) would like to appoint a Ph.D candidate to undertake the research on model development and application for integrated crop and water resources management. The research is an integral part of the existing efforts in the department in examining water-food-trade relations and their environmental implications at different geographical levels around the world.
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Food production is the largest water user in most of the countries, particularly those in the arid and semi-arid areas. The increasing scarcity in freshwater resources on the one hand and the continuous increase in the demand for additional and better food on the other have posed a great challenge to the world community. Food trade has been playing an important role in balancing local water budget and meeting the food demand in many regions and countries. Understanding the water-food-trade relations is important for formulating appropriate policies to better manage the limited water resources and improve food security. The major task of Ph.D candidate will be to further develop an existing GIS-based crop model and apply it for examining food-water-trade relations and supporting policy marking.

active WAYS

Dear all WAYSers,

Good day. Hope all are doing well,

It was a great delight to have the new WAYS website,

Now its all our duty to feedback the needs and do not needs to Steve to work the optimal,

See you all soon,

Cheers
Bala R

CSIR-TWAS Fellowship for Postgraduate Studies

Upcoming deadline: 1 June 2006

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India, and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World [formerly Third World Academy of Sciences] (TWAS) have instituted a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research leading towards Ph.D in newly emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in the Laboratories/Institutes of the CSIR. Deadline for applications is 1 June.

For information see:
http://twas.org/

First TWAS Regional Conference of Young Scientists

27 April 2006. To coincide with the TWAS 10th General Conference, which will be held in Angra dos Reis, Brazil, on 2-6 September 2006, TWAS is also organizing a conference for talented young researchers working in the life sciences on the theme of "Promoting Life Sciences for Sustainable Development" that will be held from 2-5 September. The general aim of the conference is to bring together a group of the most talented young researchers pursuing fundamental (basic) research in biological sciences to share experiences and to present their research results to leading senior scientists in the field, including TWAS Fellows and to discuss how their research can be used to promote sustainable development.

ESOF2006

15/07/2006 08:00
19/07/2006 21:43
Etc/GMT

ESOF2006 is an interdisciplinary non-profit event seeking to foster debate on science and society. ESOF brings together researchers from different disciplines, policy-makers, representatives of industrial R&D, science journalists and the general public. It fosters debate about science and society, presents science and the humanities at the cutting edge and stimulates scientific awareness.

ESOF2006 will take place in Munich from July 15th to 19th, 2006.

see http://www.esof2006.org/

WAYS is organizing two workshops.

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Introduction

Wind is simply the air in motion. Usually when we are talking about the wind it is the horizontal motion we are concerned about. If you hear a forecast of west winds of 10 to 20 mph that means the horizontal winds will be 10 to 20 mph FROM the west.

Although we cannot actually see the air moving we can measure its motion by the force that it applies on objects. For example, on a windy day leaves rustling or trees swaying indicate that the wind is blowing. Officially, a wind vane measures the wind direction and an anemometer measures the wind speed.

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This article was prepared for the U.S. Forest Service by Matthew Shepherd and Scott Hoffman Black of The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, with contributions from Carol Kearns of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Fly or bee? At first glance, this might appear to be a bee, but there are several features that make it easy to separate this flower fly from a bee: the eyes are huge, the antenna are short and stubby with a bristle half-way along; there’s nowhere to carry pollen; and there is only one pair of wings. (Source: USFS; Credit: Alex Wild)

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