International Opportunities Fund for Global Change Research

August, 2012

EOS, TRANSACTIONS AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, VOL. 93, NO. 28, PAGE 257, 2012
doi:10.1029/2012EO280001

BRIEF REPORT

Tim Killeen
State University of New York at Albany; formerly at Directorate for Geosciences, U.S. National Science Foundation, Arlington. Va., USA

Maria Uhle
Directorate for Geosciences. U.S. National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va., USA

Ben van der Pluijm
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Directorate for Geosciences. U.S. National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va., USA

 


Earthquakes, floods, and weather extremes are among a range of societal hazards that are increasingly studied by national and international researchers, but the absence of international collaboration and coordination is increasingly leading to inefficiencies and lost opportunities. The world's major funders of global change research are considering how best to align financial and human capital toward delivering the relevant knowledge that society will need in the 21st century. The Belmont Forum (named after the group's first meeting venue in Maryland in 2009) meets twice a year and is composed of funding executives from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Commission, together with the executive directors of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Sciences Council (ISSC); a full list of members is on the Belmont Forum Web site, http://igfagcr.org/index.php/belmont-forum.
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Published 10 July 2012.

Citation: Killeen, T., M. Uhle, and B. van der Pluijm (2012), The International Opportunities Fund for global change research, Eos Trans. AGU93(28), 257, doi:10.1029/2012EO280001.