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The Secretariat is pleased to present the first ever annual report of the Belmont Forum.  Inside, you’ll learn all about what we’ve been up to in 2017.  From building community and growing partnerships to leveraging resources and advancing transdisciplinary science, we’ve been busy! Happy reading! Belmont Forum Annual Report 2017

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the publication of 22new resources submitted by Awardees on our website.  The presentations and journal articles were submitted by members of the GOTHAM and BITMAP projects.

  Twelve transnational research projects have been recommended for awards totaling 11.5 million euros from the Belmont Forum and NORFACE joint programme Transformations to Sustainability (T2S). The twelve teams with 56 principal investigators will undertake research in transformations to sustainability areas ranging from groundwater, mining, urban areas and land registration, to the role of migration [...]

Webinar: Data Skills Curricula Framework Implementation Timeframe: Thursday, April 19, 2018 16:30 UTC (9:30 PDT/12:30 EDT/18:30 CEST) CALL IN INFORMATION: Who should attend: all involved in data skills capacity building, connecting researchers to data, developing science sharing materials or platforms, working to promote the principles of open science, or are curious about data literacy. [...]

The Belmont Forum is launching a four-year Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on Science-driven e-Infrastructure Innovation (SEI) for the Enhancement of Transnational, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Data Use in Environmental Change.

Urban Europe and Belmont Forum joint call   The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food Water Enery Nexus approach provides a unique collaboration framework for technical and social scientists, small and large businesses, cities and non-governmental organisations, to tackle the urban challenges of food, energy and water nexus. This first-of-a-kind cooperation between JPI Urban Europe and the [...]

On December 14, 2017, Belmont Forum Secretariat Executive Director Dr. Erica Key, Communications Officer Susanna Ehlers and University of Arizona Professor Barron Joseph Orr held a town hall at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Key’s presentation, Belmont Forum: Strategic Opportunities for Productive Partnerships, provided an overview of the Belmont Forum’s unique approach to funding collaborative, transdisciplinary, international research.

The Belmont Forum endorsed a Data Skills Curricula Framework to enhance information management skills for data-intensive science at its annual Plenary Meeting held in November. The Framework was developed by the Forum’s e-Infrastructures and Data Management (e-I&DM) Project to improve data literacy, security and sharing in data-intensive, transdisciplinary global change research.

This year’s conference will be held from December 11 to 15 in New Orleans and is the largest earth and space science meeting of its kind. AGU offers a unique opportunity for scientists, funders, and stakeholders from around the world to connect and learn about cutting edge research.

The Belmont Forum and START organized a panel discussion on “Funding Science for a Pollution-free World: How Africa Can Close the Science-Funding Gap”  as part of the UN  Global Science-Policy-Business Forum at the UN Environment Assembly on December 2 in Nairobi, Kenya. The majority of African countries are urbanizing and rapidly industrializing with unprecedented environmental [...]