New Presidents for the Biology and Geosciences Platforms
Two platforms of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) will have new presidents in 2023: Irene Adrian-Kalchhauser and Carmen Faso are the new co-presidents of the Platform Biology, and Olivier Bachmann of the Platform Geosciences. The platforms of the SCNAT provide a network for researchers, promote dialogue, and advocate for good framework conditions for science.
International Geodiversity Day: October 6th
It is with great happiness that we write to inform you that International Geodiversity Day was established this by the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference! From now on, the 6th of October will be an annual worldwide celebration, raising awareness across society about the importance of non-living nature for the well-being and prosperity of all living beings on the planet!Image: International Geodiversity Day emblem, by Silas Samuel do Santos Costa