KAST Roundtable Discussions

As the institution’s most representative forum for policy discussion since 1996, the “KAST Roundtable Discussions” is established to formulate long-term visions and development strategies, and to explore solutions for pending issues in science & technology. Distinguished scholars of KAST and other experts in diverse areas discuss in depth extensive issues that directly affect people’s lives…

Graasp Climate : Simulations to investigate the science of global warming at school

The Graasp Climate initiative develops simulations allowing school students to investigate the basic science behind the greenhouse effect and global warming at various school levels : middle school, high school and universities. These simulations are designed to tackle common misconceptions reported in the climate education literature and are based on concepts of the basic science…

Impact of research in science education. Addressing the need for a knowledge-based society

This expert seminar was organized by Estonian Academy of Sciences and University of Tartu, supported by Horizon 2020 Twinning project “Addressing Attractiveness of Science Career Awareness” (SciCar). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952470. SciCar – a science education project – addresses…

Embedding Ethics in Machine Learning

From helping farmers adapt to climate change to predicting disease outbreaks, scientists in developing countries have begun turning to Machine Learning (ML) for more effective solutions. With this potential, however, comes the possibility for abuse, misuse, and unintended consequences. By presenting case studies from various parts of the world we will discuss the need for…

International Forum for Basic Sciences in Climate Changes and Sustainable Development

Forum and Scientific sessions about climate changes, mathematics, physics, and chemistry in climate sciences, their impact on human society and sustainability. It involves sessions about mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc in the climate sciences. It is about climate and environmental evolution, their impacts on the human society and sustainable development.

DDE Open Science Forum

Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) is the first big sciences initiative of IUGS, UNESCO’s principal partner in geological sciences and one of the largest scientific unions in the world which is commemorating its 60th anniversary in 2022. Launched in late 2018, DDE has grown despite the constraints on international travel and communications imposed by the pandemic.…

Taller Ecoansiedad

En el marco del proyecto internacional ALEC: América Latina para la Educación Climática, este taller virtual brinda un espacio para ayudar a sus estudiantes a enfrentar las emociones que les genera el problema del cambio climático.