State University of New York at Albany; formerly at Directorate for Geosciences, U.S. National Science Foundation, Arlington. Va., USA
Directorate for Geosciences. U.S. National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va., USA
Ben van der Pluijm
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Directorate for Geosciences. U.S. National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va., USA
Earthquakes, floods, and weather extremes are among a range of societal hazards that are increasingly studied by national and International researchers, but the absence of International collaboration and coordination is increasingly leading to inefficiencies and lost opportunities. The world’s major funders of global change research are considering how best to align financial and human capital toward delivering the relevant knowledge that society will need in the 21st century. The Belmont Forum (named after the group’s first meeting venue in Maryland in 2009) meets twice a year and is composed of funding executives from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Commission, together with the executive directors of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Sciences Council (ISSC); a full list of members is available on the Belmont Forum Web site. To download the full report, please click here.
Published 10 July 2012.
Citation: 2012), The International Opportunities Fund for global change research, Eos Trans. AGU, 93(28), 257, doi:10.1029/2012EO280001.(