Welcome as a CEC Fellow!

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Welcome as a CEC Fellow!


CEC


The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research


welcomes
junior and senior scientists
who
participate in the activities at the CEC to join the
society of CEC Fellows (
sv
: CEC
Kollegium
).

http://www.cec.lu.se/about
-
cec/cec
-
fellows

Today: CEC Fellows Meeting

29 May 2013

Start: 9.30 (
Blå

Hallen
, Ecology Building,
Sölvegatan

37, Lund)

What does it mean to be a CEC Fellow?


There
are
no formal obligations
for a CEC Fellow.


You
are strongly encouraged to take part in the activities
organized by the society of CEC
Fellows.


These
activities
are ideally initiated by the
CEC
Fellows.


There
will be regular meetings addressing topics that the
CEC Fellows feel are
appropriate.


Any
other tasks or commitments will be on a
voluntary

basis.

What are the requirements

for
becoming a CEC Fellow?


The
formal requirements are that the candidate needs
to


hold a
Doctoral degree
;


be
currently employed at, on temporary leave from, or
retired from
Lund University
;


be
involved in CEC activities
or actively conduct
research or other activities that are relevant to CEC.

For
example, a junior or senior scientist who is included
on the list of personnel within either BECC or MERGE
Strategic Research Areas will automatically qualify.

Other
relevant large research projects
are:


ICOS
, SAPES,
Multistressor

and LUCCI.

CEC Guest Researchers are also invited as CEC Fellows.

CEC
includes

several

large

research
constellations

How do I become a CEC Fellow
?


If you feel that you would like to become a CEC Fellow,
please contact the CEC Research Coordinator
Carin
Nilsson
(
carin.nilsson@cec.lu.se
) and
Erik Swietlicki
(
erik.swietlicki@nuclear.lu.se
).


Program of the day


Welcome

(Erik Swietlicki, Henrik Smith)


Omvärldsbevakning



What is happening around us?

1.
Happening at LU, for instance:

News from
Forskningsservice

(Research Service) at Lund University

Lunds

Klimatallians

-

What is that?

Book release for the Climate Initiative


Get you copy!

2.
Happening in Sweden:

Several information and discussion items

3.
Happening internationally:

Several information and discussion items

4.
Announcements from the CEC Fellows (What do
you

have to report?)


Planning for the autumn

1.
Meetings with CEC Fellows (possible topics and dates)

2.
Information about the CEC Fellows webpage

Webpage information, structure etc

Presentation of you as a CEC Fellow (How? Why?)

3.
CEC
Kalendarium

(What is happening at CEC? Your input needed!)

4.
CEC Research Support (What can CEC do to support your research?)

10.30


10.45
FIKA

(Coffee break)

Agenda CEC Fellows

29 May 2013

Start: 9.30 (
Blå

Hallen
, Ecology Building,
Sölvegatan

37, Lund)

Program of the day (continued)



Workshop: Future possibilities


research developments at CEC

The CEC Board and Steering Group have identified four research areas where CEC
researchers can make significant contributions. In the latest Swedish Proposition for
Research and Innovation (Oct. 2012,
Prop. 2012/13:30,
Forskningspropositionen
),
several research areas of interest to CEC are highlighted. FORMAS has also been given
the task, and funding, to facilitate this research. We expect specific calls in autumn or
early 2014 and want all CEC Fellows to be prepared.

CEC Fellows should also express their more general views on

i)
Where are we now?; ii) Where do we want to be 5
-
10 years from now?

iii) How do we get there?


Aim
: A clearer view on what lines of research the CEC Fellows wish to pursue over the
coming 5 years.



Closing

of the
meeting


12.15 LUNCH

Vegetarian lunch at Café
Bryggan
, IKDC,
Sölvegatan

26
.

Agenda CEC Fellows

29 May 2013

Start: 9.30 (
Blå

Hallen
, Ecology Building,
Sölvegatan

37, Lund)

Equal opportunities initiative 2013

Invitation for applications for:


Visiting chair in
Hedda

Andersson’s

name

(
Co
-
financing

for
visiting

chair

)


As a step in the work to increase the proportion of women in higher
positions and the importance they can have as role models,



SEK 1 million has been earmarked for a visiting chair in
Hedda

Andersson’s

name. Funding is linked to the chair for activities and human resources.



SEK 1 million has been earmarked for the co
-
financing of visiting
professors of the underrepresented gender. The co
-
financing will be up to a
maximum of SEK 500 000 per candidate
.

Faculties propose candidates.

Visiting chair in
Hedda

Andersson’s

name

Co
-
financing

for
visiting

chair


Deadline:
15 September 2013


Vetenskapsrådet utlyser nu en ny bidragsform vars syfte är att ge svenska lärosäten
en långsiktig möjlighet att attrahera internationellt mycket framstående forskare till
Sverige. Bidraget kan sökas av rektor vid ett statligt universitet eller högskola.


Forskare som kan komma i fråga för rekrytering ska vara internationellt erkända och
ledande inom sitt forskningsområde. Vid rekryteringstillfället ska denne vara
etablerad utomlands sedan minst fem år.

Bidraget söks av rektorer vid svenska universitet och högskolor som inkommer med
nomineringar av kandidater till Vetenskapsrådet. Därefter står Vetenskapsrådet för
bedömningen om huruvida de föreslagna forskarnas meriter är tillräckliga för att
motivera stödet.


Bidragsbeloppet är 5

15 miljoner kronor per år för en period på 7

10 år.


Totalt utlyser Vetenskapsrådet i år 150 miljoner kronor för internationell rekrytering
av framstående forskare. Bidraget kommer utlysas även nästa år.

Satsningen på internationell rekrytering av framstående forskare är ett uppdrag från
regeringen.

Satsning på internationell rekrytering av
framstående forskare

UTLYSNING, 2013
-
05
-
21 (
löpande
)

Decision 28 May 2013

ICOS Carbon Portal

w
ill be hosted by Lund
University

The Carbon Portal shall
provide a "one
-
stop shop"
for ICOS data
products.


In
-
situ
data delivered
through the Carbon Portal
includes measurements
of greenhouse gas
concentrations and fluxes
along with ancillary data
such as meteorology, soil
conditions or biomass of
vegetation
.

The Nordic Council of Ministers, the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research,
NordForsk

and the Swedish Research Council invite you to a conference on Nordic
Cooperation on Research Infrastructures.



The conference
Joint Nordic Focus on Research Infrastructure
-

Looking to the Future
will span a wide range of topics, all related to planned and existing large scale
research facilities in the Nordic countries.


It is
aimed both at research leaders and policy makers
. The focus will be on the joint
efforts involved in these infrastructures, and on how to facilitate and improve the
modes of collaboration for them.



Date:
27
-
28 November 2013

Venue
:
Scandic Hotell Hasselbacken, Stockholm



Registration (on the designated website:
http://www.vr.se/NordicInfra2013
) will open
on 9 September and close when the conference is full, or at the latest on 23 October.



Swedish Research Council.

nordicinfra@vr.se

Joint Nordic Focus on Research
Infrastructure
-

Looking to the Future

Conference Stockholm 27
-
28 Nov 2013

Possible dates for CEC Fellows Meetings in autumn 2013.

One date In September and one in November will be chosen


September
Meeting
, options

Thursday

26
Sept

Friday

27
Sept



November
Meeting

, options

Monday

11 Nov

Friday

15 Nov

Wednesday

20 Nov

Thursday

21 Nov


Topics
?

FORMAS (
together

with FS at LU)

Omvärldsbevakning
, Information,
Proposal

support, ….

Future

of
climate

and
environmental

research at LU

CEC Fellows


Autumn Meetings

Dates and Topics

CEC
can

help

you
organize

any

actvity

that you
feel

is relevant for
CEC
Fellows
.

Your
inititatives

are
important
!

Stanford
Fellows

classification

Agriculture

(
Aquaculture
)

Biodiversity

Climate

change

Economics

Energy

Environmental

education

Forests

Freshwater

Land
use

Natural

resource

management

Oceans and
coasts

Public
health

Sustainability

Toxic

chemicals

and
toxic

waste

Urban
issues

Additional

classification

Adaptation

Acidification

Aerosols

Air
quality

Biogeochemical

cycles

Carbon

cycling

Chemical

hazards

Dissemination

Ecology

Ecosystems

Ecosystem services

Eutrophication

Governance

Integrated

assessment

Land
use

and land
use

change

Mitigation

Modelling

Outreach

Social science

Socio
-
economic

research

Stakeholder

communication

Terrestrial

ecosystems

CEC
Fellows Keywords

Skills
/ Field of
research


CEC Fellows are encouraged to express their views on


i)
Where are we now?

ii)
Where do we want to be 5
-
10 years from now?

iii)
How do we get there?


Aim
:

A clearer view on what lines of research the CEC Fellows
wish to pursue over the coming 5 years.



Future

possibilities




Research
development

at CEC

How

to
define

common

cross
-
disciplinary

research
initiatives

at CEC and LU?


Principles of
selection
:


Grand Challenges
(
e.g
. ”
Climate

change
”)


Societal

needs

(
e.g
. ”Green
growth
”)


Funding

possibilities

(
Wait

for
calls

to come)


Curiosity

(Basic science)


A combination of
these

would

be
desirable
.



As researchers,
we

would

like to be part in
defining

the
big

research
questions

and
societal

problems that
can

be
solved with the
help

of
our

research (
third

task).




Areas of
interest

discussed
/suggested by the CEC Board:



Biobased
economy

(
e.g
.
biorefineries
,
biofuels
)


Ecosystem
-
based

climate

adaptation
(
e.g
.
carbon

storage
)


Hazardous

chemicals

(
Kemiska hälsorisker
,
e.g
.
endocrine

disruptors
)


Urban
environments

(”Hållbart samhällsbyggande”)


Others
?

Climate

change
, Short
-
lived

climate

pollutants
,
etc




What

common
cross
-
disciplinary

research
initiatives

do
we

want

to

promote

at
CEC and LU?


FORMAS definition:

A bio
-
based economy (
bioeconomy
) is an
economy

based

on:

• A
sustainable production of biomass
to enable increased use
within a number of different sectors of society. The objective is
to reduce climate effects and the use of fossil
-
based
raw

materials.

• An
increased added value for biomass materials
,
concomitant with a reduction in energy consumption and
recovery of nutrients and energy as additional end products.


The objective is to optimize the value and contribution

of
ecosystem services
to the economy.



Bio
-
based

economy


Wikipedia

definition:



Biobased

economy
,
bioeconomy

or
biotechonomy

refers

to
all
economic

activity
derived

from
scientific

and research
activity
focused

on biotechnology
-

in
other

words
, on
understanding

mechanisms

and
processes

at the
genetic

and
molecular

levels

and
its

application

to
industrial

process.


Comparison

of fossil
fuel

and
biobased

economy

With a fossil
fuel

economy

substances

as
gasoline
,
fuel

oil
, diesel,
naphta
,
kerosine
, LPG, and
other

are
converted

to:
energy
,
chemical

products
,
food
,
materials.

With a
biobased

economy

substances

as (syn)gas, sugars,
oil
,
fibres

and
other

are
converted

to
energy
,
chemical

products
, (animal)
food
,
biomaterials.


Bio
-
based

economy


http://www.oecd.org/sti/biotech/bio
-
basedeconomy.htm

Bio
-
based

Economy

-

Towards

Industrial
Sustainability

The
transformative

ability

of biotechnology
applied

to
industrial

process in
delivering

profitability

and
environmental

gains

hand
-
in
-
hand
, and the
influential

report:

“The
Application

of Biotechnology to Industrial
Sustainability
” (OECD, 2001):
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/61/13/1947629.pdf
),

prepared

by the OECD Task Force on Biotechnology for
Sustainable

Industrial
Development, has
prompted

action in
several

countries

towards

delivering

a
more

resilient
,
more

sustainable

and
more

biobased

economy
.

The
focus

at the OECD on
industrial

biotechnology is to
identify

the potential
contribution

of biotechnology to
sustainable

growth

and
development
, and
identify

and
appraise

policy options for
supply

and
demand

side

interventions that
can

drive
efficient

transition

towards

bio
-
based

economy
.

Recent report:

Towards

the Development of OECD Best
Practicesfor

Assessing

the
Sustainability

of
Bio
-
based

Products

OECD
case

study

on


Metrics

to Support
Informed

Decision
-
making

for
Consumers

of
Bio
-
based

Products


The
Bioeconomy

to 2030

The report on
Bioeconomy

2030: Designing a Policy Agenda
begins

with an
evidence
-
based

technology approach,
focusing

on biotechnology
applications

in
primary

production
,
health
,
and
industry
.

Bio
-
based

economy

-

OECD

Convention
on Biological Diversity
definition:


Ecosystem
Based Adaptation (
EbA
)
is


“the
use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an
overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the
adverse effects of climate change”.

Ecosystem Based
Climate Adaptation

Regeringens proposition, 2012/13:30 Forskning och innovation,11 oktober 2012


8.2.2 Forskning om skogsråvaror och biomassa


nya material och biobaserade
produkter för en biobaserad samhällsekonomi


Anslaget för forskning och samfinansierad forskning till
FORMAS

bör öka med
totalt 100 miljoner kronor 2014

2016 för forskning om skogsråvaror och
biomassa.

Anslaget bör öka med 40 miljoner kronor 2014, med ytterligare 10 miljoner
kronor 2015 och med ytterligare 50 miljoner kronor 2016. Därmed beräknas
anslagsnivån bli 100 miljoner kronor 2016.


Skälen för regeringens bedömning:

Biobaserad samhällsekonomi.

Klimatfrågan, minskad användning av fossila råvaror och brist på naturresurser
är stora utmaningar. En central åtgärd för att komma till rätta med detta är att
utveckla produktion, användning och förädling av förnybar biomassa.

Sverige har jämfört med många andra länder goda förutsättningar för
omställning till en biobaserad samhällsekonomi i synnerhet genom god tillgång
på biomassa från skogen.

Skogs
-

och jordbrukets kolsänka

Regeringens proposition, 2012/13:30 Forskning och innovation,11 oktober 2012


(FORMAS,
Report: R3:2012,
March 2012)

http://www.formas.se/PageFiles/5074/Strategy_Biobased_Ekonomy_hela.pdf

Research and
development

initiatives



FORMAS Report 2012


Biobased

economy

I. The replacement of fossil
-
based raw materials with
bio
-
based

raw

materials

Intensified production of bio
-
based raw materials

Nutrient and fertilizer optimization systems

Crop

and animal
breeding

Multifunctional

cultivation

systems

Adapting crops and production systems to climate change

New and improved biomass properties

Use of other ecosystems for biomass production


(Marine and
aquatic

systems
-

Green areas in
cities

-

Sustainable

use

of
peat
)

II. Smarter products and smarter use of raw materials

Further refining of the biomass into products

Bi
-
products and waste products become raw materials

New
products

Biorefineries

III. Change in consumption habits and attitudes

Shelf
-
life
,
reuse

Transport

Distribution and
storage

New services

Consumer

behaviour

IV.
Prioritisation

and choice of measures

Environmental

consequences

Socio
-
economic

consequences

Conflict

of
objectives

Policy instruments