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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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Juan Miguel González-Aranda

LifeWatch ERIC
Currently LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer and Director for Spain. ERIC FORUM Executive Board Member representing the ENVRI cluster, and former Chair of ERIC FORUM too.
As e-Biodiversity expert holding a PhD. Engineer on Telecommunications, and Industrial Organization-Enterprise Management European Master, but also due to his policy making background on international cooperation e-Science affairs, he is highly interested in understanding the impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Sustainable Management. To this end, he is focusing on scientific evidence, in turn being based on FAIR data & services co-design, implementation and deployment, to further support in the adoption of decision-making measures addressed to mitigate and adapting to the abovementioned climate change impacts. In that regard, he sees that Ecosystem Services paradigm needs to be reinforced through their socio-economics valorisation, by involving all innovation stakeholders: researchers, technologists, decision makers-public sector, entrepreneurs-private companies and citizen scientists through a trans-disciplinary way, by means of the “state-of-art” of ICT (big data, blockchain, AI-machine learning, etc.). “Thinking globally, acting locally”, but also taking into consideration the importance of the so-called indigenous knowledge.
During the period 2012-2018, Head of Unit on Nanomaterials & e-Science in the Spanish Ministry for Science & Innovation, holding the position of Ministry Delegate for outstanding Research Infrastructures Committees such as GBIF (www.gbif.org); European Commission e-Infrastructures Reflection Group eIRG (www.eirg.eu); ESFRI (www.esfri.eu) & Open Science (Group European Data Experts GEDE Research Data Alliance RDA www.rdalliance.org); EOSC (www.eoscportal.eu) & EuroHPC (“Sherpa”, https://eurohpcju.europa.eu) establishment; support Environmental ESFRI (www.esfri.eu) & related initiatives. European Structural and Investment Funds-RIS3 expert for ICT & ENV Research Infrastructures according to EU regions RIS3 & FP policies, and the EIT Climate Change KIC start-up activities.
Previously he has been Researcher on e-Biodiversity in the Spanish Council for Scientific Research-CSIC as Technical Director at Doñana Natural Area Singular S&T Research Infrastructure; Contract Agent-Research Technologist EuroMediterranean and EU-Latinamerica & Caribbean projects. In addition, over the past two decades has also been Researcher at University of Seville (biomechanics, digital image processing), and independent consultant on ICT freelance Public & Private sector. Co-author of nearby 50 publications too.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 14

2:30pm CEST

Tuesday, September 21

3:00pm CEST

Thursday, September 23

5:00pm CEST

8:00pm CEST

Wednesday, September 29

10:00am CEST

Friday, October 1

1:00pm CEST