Dear Representatives of ICIAM Member Societies,
I hope that all of you are doing fine, even though parts of the world are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As you know, ICIAM is a member of the International Science Council (ISC). And ICIAM has a committee to deal with
issues related to ISC policies and projects. The Chair person of the ISC committee of ICIAM is our past-president,
Professor Maria Esteban. Often ISC members are asked to propose names or answer surveys or
propose ideas about topics suggested by the ISC. The ISC committee tries to do it, but often it does not have the
necessary expertise in some particular topics. We know that many of the ICIAM members have often access to
that expertise. This is why we would appreciate if our members would point to us names of their individual
members who have an expertise in one of the main topics in the strategic plan of ISC for the coming years:
Biodiversity and ecosystems services
Disaster risk reduction
Ethics, Freedom and responsibility in Science
Data management and open science and the future of scientific publishing
If there are people in your society who have an expertise in one of the above topics and who could be willing to collaborate
with the ISC committee, regularly as members, or in particular occasions, we would very much appreciate your pointing
out them to us by replying to this message, or contacting Professor Maria Esteban at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanking you very much in advance for your help with this issue, and with my best regards,
PS) I take this opportunity also to remind you that the Board meeting of ICIAM will take place this year online, on September 26th, and that registration to participate in the Board meeting is open. Please see the letter sent to all of you recently by the ICIAM Secretary, Sven Leyffer:
If it is not done yet, please register for the Board meeting by using this link:http://forms.gle/nfEmvre3W6BGVFLLA (or by sending an email to email@example.com if you cannot access Google forms). You MUST register for the meeting in order to receive the login information for the ZOOM call. Please register by September 16, 2020.