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World Science Week: Future Food for the Planet

World Science Week: Future Food for the Planet

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When:

  • Sat 30 Aug ’14, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Where:

AUT Auckland - Sir Paul Reeves Building, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Venue:
Room WG126, Level 1
Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG building)
AUT University
cnr Mayoral Drive & Governor Fitzroy Place
Auckland City

This is a free public event so please arrive early with your registration ticket to guarantee access to the event.

To gain access to the room you must arrive at the entrance by 11:45AM. There is no guarantee that you will have access to the room if you arrive after this time.

Speakers:
Prof. Steve Pointing, Professor of Applied Ecology, AUT University
Prof. Stephen Nortcliff, Emeritus Professor of Soil Science, University of Reading, UK
Dr Tom Beer, Chief Research Scientist in CSIRO, Australia
Dr David Carlson, Director World Climate Research Programme, Geneva

The soil literally feeds the world, but is itself being depleted. Food security is essential at a time of climatic change.

More about World Science Week:

More than 2,000 of the world’s top scientists and researchers will be in Auckland, New Zealand, for an interrelated series of international science summits from 25 August through to 3 September 2014. These meetings are taking place in New Zealand for the first time.
The international science meetings include:

The 31st triennial General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Established in 1931 and based in Paris, ICSU represents more than 121 national science academies and 31 scientific unions.

The 6th biennial Open Science Conference of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), an interdisciplinary committee of the International Council for Science. With more than 1500 attendees, it is by far the largest international gathering of Antarctic scientists.

World Science Week New Zealand is a series of free public lecture events featuring many of these scientists, which runs concurrently with the international meetings. Some of the world’s foremost experts will share their views and insights on the critical science debates of today.

World Science Week New Zealand is supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
The public has a rare opportunity to hear directly from some of the world’s pre-eminent scientists during a series of public presentations in Auckland for World Science Week New Zealand.

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