Colombia Bio documentary series launch
21 October | 17.00-18.20 | Event video link
This autumn, the Earth Institute is delighted to be partnering with the Embassy of Colombia to Ireland and UCD Biological Society for a series of documentary screenings exploring and celebrating Colombia's unique biodiversity. The four documentaries in the Colombia Bio series explore how Colombia supports the study, conservation, management and sustainable use of its incredible biodiversity.
17.00 | Series launch with Ambassador Patricia Cortés Ortiz, Diego Calderon, Dr Adam Kane and Prof. Tasman Crowe
Join us for an introduction to the Colombia Bio series with Diego Calderon, a Colombian biologist and ornithologist, who is featured in the opening documentary in conversation with Dr Adam Kane, UCD.
17.20 | La casa de la vida | by Juan Fernández López, in which a group of scientists teams up with FARC ex-combatants to access La Morena jungle in Anorí, Antioquia, for the first time.
How to better integrate nature in cities: are serious games effective tools?
21 October 2021 | 11.00-11.30 | Zoom link
Join us for this week's coffee morning with Aura Istrate from the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy!
Innovative tools to mainstream nature-based solutions in urban planning are needed for more liveable and climate-ready cities. Serious games can facilitate knowledge exchange and future scenario co-production by involving multiple stakeholders through interactive interfaces. However, measuring what a game can achieve proves difficult. This session touches on the purpose, potential and limitations serious games have when used for better integrating nature in cities.
More Sustainable and Resilient Urban Traffic using CAV
Thursday 28 October | 11.00-11.30 | Zoom link
Join us for this week's coffee morning with Shen Wang from the UCD School of Computer Science!
The emerging connected autonomous vehicles (CAV) are likely to be widely seen on the road in the next few years. How much benefit can it bring to the existing road traffic? Shen's recent simulation-based work demonstrates that the introduction of CAV can make urban traffic more sustainable (in terms of reducing CO2 emission and fuel consumption) and more resilient( in the event of unexpected traffic congestion).
(In)sensitive violence, development, and the smell of the soil: Strategic decision-making of what?
Thursday 4 November | 11.00-11.30 | Zoom link
Join us for this week's coffee morning with affiliate member, Rashedur Chowdury from Southampton Business School, University of Southampton!