Activities with the International Council for Science

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-government organisation with a global membership of 48 international scientific unions and interdisciplinary science bodies. These organisations convene scientists within and across the disciplines to coordinate research and address issues of global significance. The Academy is Australia’s adhering body for ICSU and 31 ICSU organisations—it meets its ICSU responsibilities and obligations with the assistance of the National Committees for Science.

For more information read ICSU’s June Newsletter and 2014 Annual Report.

Australian elections to ICSU union bodies

  • Professor Chris Rizos: International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics, Bureau Member 2015–19


  • The Australian Council of Learned Academies is working to develop a plan for Future Earth in Australia. Future Earth launched in 2012 as the global research platform to provide critical knowledge and support required to face global environmental challenges and to identify opportunities for a transition to global sustainability.
  • The National Committee for Data in Science hosted a round table with ICSU’s Committee on Data for Science and Technology President Professor Geoffrey Boulton at the Academy on 18 June 2015.
  • Australia will host the International Union of Materials Research Societies’ International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials in Adelaide, October 2018.

2015 General Assemblies

Newsletter number 101 September 2015

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