News

Launch of IAI-UNOSSC joint report on Sustainable Urban Development

The IAI and the United Nations Office for South South Cooperation (UNOSSC) launched the joint report “City-to-City Partnerships and South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development” on how cities of the Global South are using innovative, collaborative and evidence-based processes to better deal with global changes

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Webinar on Climate and Health (in Spanish)

Please join the IAI-RedCLARA webinar on Climate and Health that will be offered in Spanish on 11 June at 16:00 GMT via Zoom.

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IAI research is featured in Washington Post 2020 Pulitzer Prize Award Series: 2°C Beyond the limit

Researchers: Jeremy Pittman (Canada), Omar Defeo (Uruguay), Alberto Piola and Betina Lomovasky (Argentina), Mauricio Castrejón (Ecuador), Osmar O. Möller Jr. (Brazil)

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Washington Post reporter on the story of the IAI project, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer

IAI project Small-scale Fisheries and Marine Ecosystem Services: Adaptation and Transformation to Secure Human Wellbeing (SGP-HW017), is one of the featured stories in the 2ºC: Beyond the Limit Series published by the Washington Post and winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.

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IAI MAP-Fire project has released two reports on the 2019 air quality and burned areas in the State of Acre, Brazil

The IAI Small Grant MAP-Fire research team have released two reports on the 2019 air quality and burned areas in the State of Acre, Brazil, in the Southwestern Amazon. Although this is not the first time that the air quality in the area has deteriorated due to fires, it is the first time that the impacts on air quality have been measured in situ.

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Detection and treatment of Coronavirus in wastewater

The AQUASEC Center of Excellence for Water Security, established by the IAI, strengthens links between researchers and water authorities in the Americas. At the request of the General Department of Irrigation of the province of Mendoza, Argentina, AQUASEC organized several virtual meetings with experts from the WEST Center (Water, Energy and Sustainable Technology) and the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy of the University of Arizona, USA.

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Ocean management for sustainable fisheries and conservation along the coasts of southern South America: complex key research challenges for the region

Three recently published studies investigate the connectivity of marine ecosystems from oceanographic and biogeographic perspectives.

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IAI will co-host a workshop in Uruguay on drought planning for Central and South America

The IAI Directorate is working with the Drought Information System for southern South America (or SISSA, for its Spanish acronym) to develop more effective drought resilience plans for six SISSA countries.

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Past News

Decentering academia through critical unlearning in transdisciplinary knowledge production

A blog by SGP-HW072 PI Gabriela Alonso Yanez from the University of Calgary considers effective strategies for transdisciplinary collaborations.

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Collaborative Approaches to the Provision of Climate Services in South America

Researchers of climate sciences, social sciences, agronomy, as well as a wide range of stakeholders in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and the USA have contributed to the provision of climate services in southern South America. In a recent blog, investigators Cecilia Hidalgo and Maria Ines Carabajal outline their experiences.

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A new publication by Acha et al from CRN3070 reports a close association between the large-scale distribution of copepods, water masses and ocean fronts observed in the western South Atlantic

The study improves our understanding of the distribution patterns, provides new insights for resource management purposes and set a baseline for future studies on the effects of climate change on regional ecology. Link to publication →

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Dangerous new ocean hot zones are spreading and affecting local fisheries

Washington Post article features the work of our Small Grants investigators on the global changes affecting the marine ecosystems in Uruguay.

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Research supported by the IAI unveils a monitoring platform that will identify Amazonian forest fires and hotspots

The open-access platform identifies forest fires in the Amazon occurring near rural properties and protected areas, as well as the distance between these occurrences to schools and hospitals and the main access routes, such as roads and rivers.

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Transformative technologies, transdisciplinary science-policy networks and global change

First International Seminar of Technology Foresight for the Americas, Prospecta Americas Lima, Peru, October 24-25, 2019

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New scientific publications

Generated from IAI projects

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“Go for it, be original, push the envelope, and do not be a follower” Sandra Diaz

Dr. Sandra Myrna Díaz is an Argentine biologist who researches plant ecology, biodiversity and the impact of global environmental change on the regional biodiversity of plant ecosystems. She has been named by Nature as one of the world’s top five scientists “to watch in 2019” for her important role...

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VOCES: Variability of ocean ecosystems around South America (CRN 3070)

PI: Alberto R. Piola Coastal marine ecosystems contribute more than 40% of the total global carbon sequestration and more than 80% of the global fish catch. There is increasing evidence that…

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