SPIDER’s next meeting will take place in November, hosted by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by IIASA. This meeting with capitalise on the excitement and momentum behind the newly formed network, to set SPIDER’s direction and kick off its workplan. This meeting will be held in partnership with FMSTAN
Places will be limited but we will be opening Expressions of Interest to the SPIDER members in the next couple of months. If you haven’t already, join SPIDER now using the INGSA sign-up form to receive any new information first!
More information on the Vienna meeting will be posted here shortly.
Muscat, Oman – February 2019
The inaugural meeting of the SPIDER Special Interest Division was held in collaboration with the Ocean Economy and Future Technology Conference in Muscat, Oman in Feb 2019. In a joint meeting with the FMSTAN network, over 50 people attended to discuss the future of the new network and how SPIDER can become a global voice for Science Diplomacy theory, practice and advice.
It was a highly energising workshop that covered a range of issues across Data Diplomacy, international principles for the conduct of scientists in emergencies, Science Diplomacy for the SDGs and ongoing topics of interest to SPIDER.
The meeting included presentations from:
- Dr Anne Bardsley, Associate Director of Research, SciPoDS (Download presentation – Conduct of Scientists in Emergencies)
- Dr Simon Hodson, Executive Director of CODATA (Download Presentation – CODATA and Data Diplomacy)
- Prof Paul Berkman, Director, Science Diplomacy Center at Tufts University (Download Presentation – Science/Data Diplomacy: Building Common Interests)
- Dr Ana Elorza Moreno, Science Advice Coordinator at the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, FECYT (Download Presentation – Catalysing Science Diplomacy) – You are also encouraged to support and sign the Madrid Declaration on Science Diplomacy. (https://www.s4d4c.eu/s4d4c-1st-global-meeting/the-madrid-declaration-on-science-diplomacy/)
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