PS II. Environment, Climate Change and Mitigation
09:00 - 10:30
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Grand Societal Challenges Parallel Session, continuing of Plenary Sessions 2 and 4 on Research Infrastructures Contributing to Grand Societal Challenges, this time in the environment of RIs.

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Continuation of Plenary Sessions 2 and 4 on Research Infrastructures Contributing to Grand Societal Challenges, this time in the environment of RIs. What are the remedies that RIs can offer? The aim of this plenary session is to show, through case studies, how research infrastructures have contributed to finding solutions to burning issues, specifically related to the environment, climate change and mitigation, and how they can be useful in the future.

  • Gary W. Miller, Vice Dean for Research Strategy and Innovation, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Benoît Pirenne, Director, User Engagement, Oceans Network Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Nicolaus Hanowski, Head of Earth Observation and Missions Management & Ground Segments Department in ESA
  • Hugh Possingham, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, Australia

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Plenaries and Parallel Sessions (PS) will focus on how research infrastructures contribute to addressing Grand Societal Challenges:  
I. COVID-19 and pandemics of infectious diseases  
II. Environment, climate change and mitigation
III. Data and digitalisation of society
These sessions aim to explore ways of convergence of research infrastructure policy-making with policy-making in other sectoral areas, such as industry, energy, environment, agriculture, health, social affairs or security, where research infrastructures essentially contribute to knowledge-based solutions for significant societal and economic challenges.