Natural Sciences - List of Themes by Alphabetical order

Natural Sciences Themes - Abstracts

Science Policy
UNESCO through its Venice Office assists its Member States in formulating their S&T policies, strategies and plans as well as in the reform of their S&T systems by bringing to light policy options for the governance of S&T systems in the new context, supporting participatory policy formulation and/or reviews to improve the management of S&T effort at the national level.
Basic & Engineering Sciences
UNESCO Venice Office's activities in the field of the Basic Sciences deal with molecular biology, biotechnology, chemistry, pure and applied physics and mathematics, as well as interdisciplinary areas that underlie human health, the preservation of the environment and human well-being. Capacity building in scientific disciplines is strengthened in Europe, with a special focus on the SEE region.
Environment & Sustainable Development
UNESCO Venice Office's activities in the field of Environment and Sustainable development are aimed at developing and promoting world heritage sites and MAB Biosphere Reserves as model regions and learning places in various fields of competence of the organization.
Water
UNESCO Venice Office's activities in the frame of water relate to the enhancement of cooperative and integrated management of the shared water bodies and the related ecosystems, with particular emphasis on the development of strategies to reduce the impact of climate change effects as well as to reduce man induced effects causing natural disasters.
SEE MP e-Survey
The UNESCO Venice Office, in collaboration with the Southeastern European Network in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (SEE MTP) has initiated a mapping of research centres/institutes established in the Region in order to support Member States of the South Eastern Europe (SEE) in defining their policies for science. SEE Mathematics & Physics e-Survey
South East Europe Scientific Cooperation
UNESCO Venice Office's activities in the field of Scientific Cooperation in South East Europe, as a follow up to the World Conference on Science for the 21st. Century: A New Commitment (WCS), June 1999, Hungary and related Framework for Action for UNESCO
SEE Networking support
In the frame of the institutional role of UNESCO of supporting networks, the UNESCO Venice Office together with the Moscow Office are promoting site-based activities in South-Eastern Europe and in the Caucasus Region, in particular related to the use and promotion of MAB Biosphere Reserves as models for Sustainable Development.
Territorial Governance
UNESCO Venice Office's activities in the field of Territorial Governance of Specific Sites. Member States are aware of the importance of the proper functioning of the intergovernmental programmes (such as MAB) and the Conventions (such as World Heritage) to fulfil their obligations and to ameliorate the management of their territories.
H2Ooooh! water project
In the frame of H2Ooooh! Water project, Gruppo Alcuni in collaboration with UNESCO and RAI Fiction has developed this 3-D animated television series with the six Pet Pals as protagonists focusing on the issue of water protection.
DIKTAS
UNESCO Venice Office's activities in the frame of GEF UNDPUNESCO Protection and Sustainable use of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System (DIKTAS), as a first ever global attempt to introduce sustainable integrated management principles in a transboundary karstic freshwater aquifer of the magnitude of the Dinaric Karst System
Ecohydrology
UNESCO Venice Office's activities in the field of Ecohydrology as defined during the Vth and VIth phases of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP).
Danube Cooperation
UNESCO Venice Office's action in the field of IHP Danube Cooperation was initiated in 1987 in the framework of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO, so far under the coordination of the IHP National Committees of Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
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