Our Organext project holds its third cluster meeting on 14 January 2014 at Maastricht University. The meeting aims to inform and gather industrial partners (SME’s and large companies) policy makers and knowledge centers. This time the focus is on the future of OPV (Organic Photovoltaics) and the requirements of this technology prior to market introduction. Participation is free of charge. Registration however is required. You can register by sending an e-mail to Liesbeth Noben with the following information: your first and last (family) name, and affiliation. You can find the program and location of the cluster meeting and more information on the Organext project website.
Monday January 13th – Antropia, Hoofdstraat 8, Driebergen – 12:00- 18:00
In collaboration with Utrecht University, YM de Boer Advies and Knowledge for Climate ICIS organizes a workshop to exchange experiences in joint knowledge production. The workshop will be in Dutch and consists of keynote speeches from René Kemp (ICIS), André van der Zande (RIVM), Gert-Jan de Maagd (Ministry of Infrastructure and environment), Willem Ligtvoet (PBL) and Peter Driessen (scientific director Knowledge for Climate), followed by sub-group discussions. Register here.
A PhD student vacancy is available for the research project “A Sustainable University: organisational transformation”. This research will contribute to our knowledge of a structural transformation of public institutions towards sustainability, and shed light on the extent to which sustainability initiatives (e.g. the Maastricht University Green Office) add value to university governance and beyond (spill over effects on society, corporations, and other public institutions).
The paper “Transdisciplinary research in sustainability science: practice, principles, and challenges” of Pim Martens and others, is selected as the Honourable mention in the 2012 Sustainability Science Best Paper Awards. Such awards are held for the first time to recognize the contributions of researchers that further enhance the understanding of sustainability science and demonstrate high standards of scientific quality. For more information click here.
Synergistic co-evolvement of scientific knowledge and policy development is what we call “joint knowledge production”. To provide scientists and policy makers with practical information about this challenging process, ICIS (together with other partners) published the book “Joint knowledge production: towards a meaningful collaboration between scientists and policy makers” (in Dutch). Based on literature and concrete experiences from projects, the book describes what joint knowledge production is, when it should be used, and it provides insight in success factors and methods for joint knowledge production. The book can be ordered at De Tribune.
During the ‘Award Ceremony 2013′ on the World Environment Day organised by Gemeente Maastricht for student projects addressing sustainability, the alderman for ‘sustainability’ handed out the 1st and 2nd prize to two groups of students from our Master Sustainability Science and Policy. 1st Prize Waste Management at UM and 2nd Climate neutrality in Maastricht.
After 9 years, Pim Martens hands over his directorship of ICIS. Pim Martens was appointed in 2004 at MU as professor of Global Dynamics and Sustainable Development and as director of ICIS. In this period, ICIS has further improved its international standing as one of the most prominent sustainability science research institutions. Professor Martens founded the Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST), and under his leadership the international M.Sc. and Ph.D programs ‘Sustainability Science & Policy’ were initiated. Pim Martens remains active as the director of MUST and in numerous national and international commissions and programmes in the area of his (visiting) professorships at Maastricht, Leuphana and Stellenbosch University. He will thereby continue to give further visibility to the important MU priority domain of “sustainability science”. Dr. Ron Cörvers will be ICIS’ new director from May 1, 2013.
Monday, January 14, 11.00-12.00 Paul Crutzen will give a lecture ‘Climate, Amospheric Chemistry, and Biology in the Anthropocene: Some Impacts of Human Activities’ at ICIS. To attend, please contact the ICIS office.
In the afternoon, he will be awarded an honorary doctorate from Maastricht University. Prof. dr. Pim Martens is his honorary promotor.
Watch the official video of the Introduction of Paul Crutzen at the Dies Natalis 2013 of Maastricht University here.
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- Van der Wal, M., De Kraker, J., Offermans, A., Van Ittersum, M. Kirschner, P., Kroeze, C. (2013). Measuring social learning in participatory approaches to natural resource management. Environmental Policy and Governance. DOI: 10.1002/eet.1627
- Ridderstaat, J., Oduber, M., Croes, R., Nijkamp, P. & Martens, P. (2014). Impacts of seasonal patterns of climate on recurrent fluctuations in tourism demand: Evidence from Aruba. Tourism Management, 41, 245-245.
- Beumer, C., Martens, P. (2013). IUCN and perspectives on biodiversity conservation in a changing world. Biodiversity and Conservation October 2013. DOI 10.1007/s10531-013-0573-6
- Stel, J.H. (2013). Ocean Space and the Anthropocene, new notions in geosciences? - An essay. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw 92 - 2/3, 193-211
- Nie, H., Kemp, R. (2013). Why did energy intensity fluctuate during 2000-2009? A combination of Index decomposition analysis and Structural decomposition analysis, Energy for Sustainable Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2013.06.001
- Dijk, M., De Haes, J. & Montalvo, C. (2013). Park-and-Ride motivations and air quality norms in Europe, Journal of Transport Geography 30, 149–160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.04.008
- Offermans, A., Valkering, P., Vreugdenhil, H., Wijermans, N. & Haasnoot, M. (2013). The Dutch dominant Perspective on water: risks and opportunitites involved. The Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 48:10, 1164-1177, doi: 10.1080/10934529.2013.776438
- Hegger, D., De Boer, I., Offermans, A., Merkx, F., Dieperink, C., Kemp, R., Van Lente, H. & Cörvers, R. (2013). Kenniscocreatie – naar productieve samenwerking tussen wetenschappers en beleidsmakers, Datawyse/Universitaire Pers Maastricht, 112 pag.
- Dijk, M., Kemp, R. & Valkering P. (2013). Incorporating social context and co-evolution in an innovation diffusion model - with an application to cleaner vehicles. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 23 (2), pp 295-329, doi: 10.1007/s00191-011-0241-5
- Huynen, M., Martens, P. & Akin, S. (2013). Climate change: an amplifier of existing health risks in developing countries. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 1-18. doi: 10.1007/s10668-013-9450-4
- Lizin, S., Leroy, J., Delvenne, C., Dijk, M., De Schepper, E., & Van Passel, S. (2013) A patent landscape analysis for organic photovoltaic solar cells: Identifying the technology’s development phase. Renewable Energy, 57 (2013) 5-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2013.01.027
- Do Than, T., Hu, W., Thai P.Q., Hoat, L.N., Wright, P., & Martens, P. (2013). Hot spot detection and spatio-temporal dispersion of dengue fever in Hanaoi, Vietnam. Global Health Action, 6:18632. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v6i0.18632