Why Does Society Need Environmental Research? The HENVI Sceince Days, April 7 -8 th

HENVI Science Days on Interdisciplinary Environmental Research and
Teaching – Why Does Society Need Environmental Research? 7th -8th
April in the Main building of the University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu

The HENVI Sience Days on will gather together researchers, students,
authorities, politicians and representatives of the business sector to
discuss the use of the environmental research in the society. The
topic will be approached through three themes: Baltic Sea, climate
change and sustainability issues.

Keynote speakers include e.g. Prof Donald J. Wuebbles who is a lead
author on the first and the second international assessments of
climate change (IPCC), Prof. Marina Fischer-Kowalski who is one of the
leading researchers in the field of socio-ecology, as well as Prof.
Robert Frodeman who is an expert on interdisciplinarity in
environmental research.

See the full program and more information

The Science Days are free of charge and open to all who are interested
in the subject. Registration by 31st March by using e-form.

Call for Posters: Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary
environmental research

A poster session with wine and snack will be arranged after the oral
presentations on 7th April. Posters dealing with a variety of subjects
of multi/interdisciplinary environmental research: environmental
science and policies, water-related studies, climate issues,
sustainable development etc. are called for a poster session. Posters
can be sent by using e-form. The title of poster and complete contact
information of the author(s) must be included. The size of posters is
A0 at the maximum (portrait).The deadline for poster submisson is 25th
More info: http://www.helsinki.fi/henvi/research/Scienceday2011.htm

For students: A Special course related to the theme of the Science
Days will be organised on teaching period 4. More information
available soon in HENVI web-pages.

I wish You all welcome to the Henvi Science Days!

Dr Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki
Coordinator of environmental research
Helsinki University Centre for Environment, HENVI
Dept. of Environmental Sciences,
P.O. Box 27 (Latokartanonkaari 3, E-building),
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland /