On October 13, during the 2nd International Science Council (ISC) General Assembly, ISC announced its awards for the first time since the International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC) merged in 2018.Prof.
Guo Huadong, Director General of CBAS, was given the Science for Sustainability Award for his innovative contributions to developing Big Earth Data science and applying it to facilitate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from global to local scales through data-driven methods and big data cloud platforms.
The ISC Awards are conferred every three years during the ISC General Assembly in different categories, including the Science for Sustainability Award for outstanding scientific contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals using an interdisciplinary approach; Science-for-Policy Award for outstanding contribution to, stimulation of, support for, or communication of the findings of international scientific research and scholarship relevant to international policy challenges; Policy-for-Science Award for outstanding contribution to developments in the science system that enable science to contribute more effectively to major debates in the international domain; Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award for outstanding contribution to defending and promoting the free and responsible practice of science; and Early Career Scientist Award for exceptional contribution to science and international scientific collaboration by early career researchers. For the Science for Sustainability Award, Science-for-Policy Award, Policy-for-Science Award, and Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award, each of the awards has one winner, and the Early Career Scientist Award has six winners. The ISC Awards Programme was established in 2020 by the ISC Governing Board to recognize individuals, groups, and initiatives launched by the ISC and its members that serve to advance science as a global public good by, for example, promoting international, interdisciplinary scientific research cooperation, striving to bring scientific knowledge into the public domain, innovating in science education and outreach, or promoting the free and responsible practice of science.
For more details visit ISC website.