‘Call for Abstracts’ for the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress on Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and Rim

You may be interested in the ‘Call for Abstracts’ for the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress on ‘Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and Rim’, being held 8-12 July 2013 at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji.

Researchers and students are invited to submit symposia proposals and abstracts for either oral or poster presentations at the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress. Presentations that focus on the Pacific Islands and/or Asia Pacific rim or that utilize a comparative context which has relevance for the region are particularly encouraged. Please submit your abstract by 31 January 2013 at the official Inter-Congress website using the provided template.

Details about the ‘Call for Abstracts’ and the event are online: http://www.psi2013.usp.ac.fj/

More information:

The University of the South Pacific is proud to host the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress with the over-arching theme of ‘Science for Human Security & Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands & Rim’, in conjunction with the Pacific Science Association (PSA).

The PSA is a regional, non-governmental, scholarly organisation that seeks to advance science and technology in support of sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. Since the first Pacific Science Congress held in 1920 in Honolulu, PSA has convened Pacific Science Congresses and Inter-Congresses every two years in different venues throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Through Congress and Inter-Congress meetings, and ongoing scientific Working Groups, PSA provides an interdisciplinary platform for scientists to discuss research findings and their relevance to the region.

The broad sub-themes of the meeting are:

• Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, and Resilient Societies

• Information and Communications Technologies for Sustainable Development

• Food, Water, Energy and Health

• Culture and Gender

• Governance, Economic Development and Public Policy

• Climate Change.

Other themes may be developed based on submission of relevant abstracts.

For further information please contact Anitelu St John at the USP Research Office on conference@usp.ac.fj or +679 323 2268. You can also visit the website at http://www.psi2013.usp.ac.fj/