We would like to invite you to the JRC Annual Lecture. Focused on science-related topics of societal importance, it aims to contribute to the cross-feeding of science and policy, breaking the silos and promoting the exchange of information, ideas and viewpoints.
This year’s lecture will focus on „Transitions in global land and water resilience – the unique view from space“ and will take place on 29 September in Brussels (Bibliothèque Solvay – Parc Leopold) at 18:30h.
It will be opened by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and delivered by Alan Belward, Head of the JRC’s Land Resource Management Unit, with Claudia Olazabal, Head of DG Environment’s Agriculture, Forests and Soil Unit, taking part as discussant. In addition to his JRC position, Alan Belward is currently the lead author for the revision of the Global Climate Observing System Implementation Plan serving the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He is also a member of the NASA USGS Landsat Science Team and a fellow of the UK’s Royal Society of Biology.
This event will offer a unique insight on how land and water resources are being challenged on our planet. The lecturer will illustrate the knowledge base the Copernicus programme is creating and show how dramatically the face of the Earth is being changed by seven-plus billion people.
This lecture precedes the JRC-EPSC (European Political Strategy Centre) conference: ‚Building a Resilient Europe in a Globalised World‘ , which takes place on 30 September.
You can find the details of the Annual Lecture in the invitation attached. If you wish to attend, please send an email to JRC-Annual-Lecture@ec.europa.eu with your affiliation.