The University of the South Pacific is proud to host the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress with the overarching theme of ‘Science for Human Security & Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands & Rim’.
The 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress is organized in collaboration with the Pacific Science Association (PSA), a regional, non-governmental, scholarly organization 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 focus of the 12th Inter-Congress includes physical, biological, and social sciences and encompasses terrestrial, marine, atmospheric, and social/cultural subjects and approaches in the Pacific Islands and Rim region. The broad sub-themes of the meeting include:
- Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, and Resilient Societies;
- Information and Communications Technologies for Sustainable Development;
- Food, Water, Energy and Health;
- Society, Culture and Gender;
- Governance, Economic Development and Public Policy;
- Climate Change and Impacts; and
For more information, please visit www.psi2013.usp.ac.fj.
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