3 July 2019
e-learning: From historical climate data to hazard maps
Stefan Brönnimann from the PALAEO-RA project of the Institute of Geography (palaeo-ra.unibe.ch) has released an e-learning tool for weather reconstructions. On www.weather-reconstruction.org, students and anyone interested can learn step-by-step how historical manuscript data can eventually lead to complex climate information such as hazard maps. The tool focuses on sources of uncertainty and the application of reanalysis data and other data products in a meaningful way. Data can be downloaded for analyses in statistical software and visualization tools. The sections Climate Data, Global Reanalyses and Downscaling and Applications each starts with a very short text and the video followed by 2–4 subsections, typically with an exercise.
In addition, introduction videos give a concise overview of each section:
7 September 2020
European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for Christoph Oberlack
For his project “Is environmental justice necessary for human well-being? Comparative analysis of certification schemes, inclusive business, and solidarity economy strategies (COMPASS)”, Christoph Oberlack of CDE and GIUB, University of Bern, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. The project examines the role of environmental justice in enabling certification systems, inclusive business models, and solidarity-economy strategies to enhance the well-being of smallholder producers. In particular, it investigates the value chains of coffee and cocoa in Peru and Switzerland.
9 October 2020
GIUB signs the Better Science Initiative
The Institute supports the Better Science Initiative, which calls for a rethinking in academia towards more sustainability, diversity and equal opportunity. We invite other institutes to also sign up and to implement the 10 calls to action: betterscience.ch/en/calls-to-action/#/
21. Oktober 2020
Hybrid field courses: A new teaching format?
2 December 2020
Presentation: «More Space for Development – Satellites boosting International Cooperation on Climate Resilience»
3 December 2020
«On the Role of Building Characteristics for Vulnerability to Hail»
(14:30 – 15:30, Zoom-Meeting)
3 December 2020
Presentation: «Roundtable: Umweltpolitik transnational»
Angelina Davydova, Aleksandra Koroleva, Heino Meessen and Kyryl Savin
in discussion with Eva Maurer and Alexander Vorbrugg (podium, German/English)
Sustainability Forum 2020: Ecological Transformations in Eastern Europe
Unit Critical Sustainability Studies and Swiss Library of Eastern Europe (SOB)
(18:15 – 19:45, live stream and Zoom/registration)