25.10.2013

# Calls & events

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Debate: Geoengineering Science & Governance "Debating Climate Engineering"

28.10.2013, Cambridge

Debate with Clive Hamilton and David Keith. "A debate featuring two prominent scholars in the field with differing perspectives on the subject."

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30.04.2013

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Morgan, M. Granger; et al. (2013): Needed: Research Guidelines for Solar Radiation Management

Morgan, M. Granger; Nordhaus, Robert R.; Gottlieb, Paul (2013): Needed: Research Guidelines for Solar Radiation Management. In: Issues in Science & Technology (Spring).

"As this approach to geoengineering gains attention, a coordinated plan for research will make it possible to understand how it might work and what dangers it could present."

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17.04.2013

# Media

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The Pachamama Alliance Blog: Playing Prometheus – Geoengineering Gaia for a Liveable Planet?

Article discussion the latest studies and the way of 'playing Prometheus'.

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01.02.2013

# New Publications

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Bienhold, Christina; et al. (2013): How Deep-Sea Wood Falls Sustain Chemosynthetic Life

Bienhold, Christina; Pop Ristova, Petra; Wenzhöfer, Frank; Dittmar, Thorsten; Boetius, Antje; Kirchman, David L. (2013): How Deep-Sea Wood Falls Sustain Chemosynthetic Life. In: PLoS ONE 8 (1), e53590. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0053590

Fertilizing the ocean with wood logs. "Here we investigated the biogeochemical and microbiological processes leading to the development of sulfidic niches by deploying wood colonization experiments at a depth of 1690 m in the Eastern Mediterranean for one year."

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20.10.2012

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Job: Post-doc position for biochar research

"With our four PostDocs and four PhD students we aim to develop a synergetic process for the combined production of biogas and biochar and to optimize the effects of biochar in soil."

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30.05.2012

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Conference: The Oxford Summer School on Geoengineering Research

Call for Applications, Deadline ends tomorrow: 01.06.2012

"Research into proposed geoengineering techniques and the governance issues associated with them is gaining attention in academia and beyond.  This summer school will provide early career researchers with information on the current state of developments in the field  and with a focus on communicating research to the public and to policy-makers."

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25.05.2012

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[Nature editorial] (2012): A charter for geoengineering

[Nature editorial] (2012): A charter for geoengineering. In: Nature 485 (7399), p. 415. doi:10.1038/485415a

On the SPICE 'desaster'. "A controversial field trial of technology to mitigate climate change has been cancelled, but research continues. A robust governance framework is sorely needed to prevent further setbacks."

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08.05.2012

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Job: Part-time Project Manager for Biochar

Deadline 18.05.2012

The International Biochar Inititive (IBI) is looking for a part-time project manager.

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13.04.2012

# Political Papers

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Convention on Biological Diversity: Impacts of Climate-Related Geoengineering on Biological Diversity

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical an Technological Advice

Sixteenth meeting, Montreal, 30 April-5 May 2012, Item 7.3 of the provisional agenda

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14.03.2012

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International Summer School “bio:char crossroads”

Summer School 09. - 16.09.2012

"The multi-talented biochar is one of the world's fastest growing research topics. The 1st International Biochar Summer School “bio:char crossroads” offers excellent young scientists from around the world a valuable means of information exchange and professional development. It will be a highly productive event with good opportunities for networking with senior scientists and peers in the field of biochar. The main topics of the Summer School are: biochar production, feedstock availability, system integration, biochar characterization, and soil effects of biochar."

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