Betreff: ESPERE Newsletter Dec 2005
ESPERE Newsletter Dec 2005
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- What is new on our website?
- Who is who?
- What has ESPERE done in 2005?
- Assembly in Vienna
- GIFT workshop for teachers
- How to support us?
- Recommended links
Dear friends, users and supporters of ESPERE,
2005 has been a fruitful year for ESPERE, although we are still working without basic funding and much voluntary support was needed.
What is new on our website?
We are happy to inform you that a new record of 7400 daily visitors for our joint environmental education server was reached in November 2005.
The English and the German language branch of the ESPERE climate encyclopaedia were subject to major revisions and language checks.
For the German version a completely new downloadable offline version is available since December, 3rd. Please visit:
Since April 2005 the ESPERE encyclopaedia and the ACCENT Global change magazine for schools (English, French, German, Italian) are interlinked and hosted on the same server. Please visit the ACCENT school portal:
Something nice for your or your friends children is Ozzy Ozone:
Who is who?
The elections for the ESPERE boards took place in spring 2005.
ESPERE is managed by a Steering Committee
and supervised by a board of control:
Posts in the steering committee:
Executive director: Dr. Anita Bokwa, University of Krakow, Poland
Treasurer: Dr. Michael Gauss, University of Oslo, Norway
Secretary: Dr. Susanne Nawrath, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Please note that our address changed, since the department in Poland moved.
International Scientific Association ESPERE
Jagiellonian University of Krakow
c/o Dr. Anita Bokwa
Ul. Gronostajowa 7
What has ESPERE done in 2005?
ESPERE activities in 2005 had the following foci:
To improve the ESPERE climate encyclopaedia where possible without funding and to promote its extension.
To mediate between providers of international environmental education efforts where possible. A meeting is planned in April 2006 in Vienna.
To cooperate with partners like Greenfacts, ACCENT and QUANTIFY.
To initiate a framework for long term availability and updates of the climate encyclopaedia. Therefore we would like to win the support of many scientists in an extended board of godparents.
Assembly in Vienna
The Assembly of members of the ESPERE Association 2006 will take place as real meeting during EGU's General Assembly in April, 2nd - 7th 2006 in Vienna.
Please find links to the program and meetings planned there at:
In parallel a virtual Assembly will be carried out for those, who will not attend the meeting in Vienna.
GIFT workshop for teachers
Please be informed that there are still places free for the GIFT workshop for science teachers during the EGU assembly, which is in major parts granted by the EGU.
Please inform teachers you know. In particular more participants from new EU member countries are welcome.
How to support us?
If you are scientist, we would be happy if you join our board of godparents for a certain field and language.
If you are teacher, we would be happy if you cooperate with us in concrete classroom projects, in which materials of ESPERE or partner projects are used.
As scientists or teacher you can become member of the ESPERE Association.
In any case you can forward information about the availability of our platform to your colleagues, friends, relatives and all who could be interested. ESPERE is environmental science published for everybody round the earth, but not everybody knows about it.
Ecological web-adventures for a young audience: EEA's eco-agents
New summaries of science reports are available from the ESPERE partner Greenfacts
If you haven't done yet, visit the ACCENT school magazine:
GLOBE teachers contributed to the environmental learning resources of eLSEE
All publications are available in several languages.
The ESPERE team sends best wishes for a joyful Christmas time and a good start in 2006
With kind regards,
Secretary ESPERE Association