DNA barcoding, chaired by David Schindel, CBOL, Smithsonian Institution: Thursday morning from 11:00-12:20 (Fiji time)
Information on the symposium/workshop and the webinar registration form can be found at http://connect.barcodeoflife.net/events/psa12.
12th Pacific Science Inter-congress
The 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress was held at the campus of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji from 8 - 12 July 2013. The theme of the Fiji Inter-Congress is "Human Security in the Pacific", which reflected the UNDP 1994 Human Development Report definition of human security: that the scope of global security should be expanded to include threats in seven areas: Economic security, food security, health security, environmental security, personal security, community security, and political security. For more information, please visit the Congress website. Description copied from pacificscience.org.
Patrick Kirch Honored with Gregory Medal for Pacific Research
NAS member Patrick V. Kirch was awarded the 2011 Herbert E. Gregory Medal for Distinguished Service to Science in the Pacific Region. Every four years the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii awards the Gregory Medal to distinguished scientists for their research contributions, leadership, and vision in the Pacific region. Read more...
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The 22nd Pacific Science Congress
The Pacific Science Association’s (PSA) Council recently met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the PSA Congress. Nancy Davis Lewis, from the East-West Center, was elected President at the meeting.
The theme of the Congress, held June 14-17, was “Meeting the Challenges of Global Change.” The meeting featured programs of the PSA, the ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia. These included global climate change, hazard reduction, and health and wellbeing. Several prominent Malaysian government representatives participated in the meeting.
U.S. delegates to the Congress included David Schindel, Smithsonian Institution; Curtis Daehler, University of Hawaii at Manoa; and Barbara Thiers, New York Botanical Garden. Karumuna Kaijage and Kathie Bailey Mathae attended representing the National Academy of Sciences. Burke Burnett from the Bishop Museum serves as PSA Executive Secretary.
The USNC for the Pacific Science Association provided travel grants to 3 graduate students. Congratulations go to Michelle Gaither, Iria Fernandez-Silva, and Derek Skillings.
February 12, 2010
U.S. National Committee for the Pacific Science Association: Inaugural Meeting
East West Center Honolulu, Hawaii
March 2-6, 2009
11th PSA Inter-Congress, Tahiti, French Polynesia
“Pacific Countries and their Ocean Facing Local and Global Changes”
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June 18, 2008
Symposium on “Pacific Science: U.S.-Asia/Pacific Collaboration in Advancing Science in the 21st Century” at the AAAS-Pacific Division meeting