The International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals is cooperating with CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation, CODATA (and in particular its GOSC Initiative) and the Chinese National Committee of CODATA to and other support agencies to organise this year’s international training workshop on Open Science and SDGs.
The training will be held online; deadline for applications is 15 August 2022 (extended).
With the advent of the 21st century, human beings face unprecedented opportunities and challenges that call for Open Science and open collaboration. In response, the Sustainable Development Agenda was developed, and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 to address the critical global issues, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. In recent years, the concept of Open Science has been actively embraced by all walks of life and various disciplines. As stated in the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, Open Science has significantly transformed the way of knowledge production and distribution. It has been increasingly recognized as a critical accelerator for the achievement of the SDGs and a true game-changer in bridging the science, technology, and innovation gaps and fulfilling the human right to science.
By providing a scientific and practical guide to the use of Big Earth Data in relation to SDG-13, the objective of this training workshop is to increase expertise and build capacity of Open Science, thus contributing to the achievement of the UN SDGs. Participants will receive free online training focusing on knowledge and skills for valuable SDG-related cloud platforms, services, resources, and tools, especially with strong support from the CASEarth project. The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm CST (UTC+8) on August 15th.