Activities Status Links
Welcome to the home page for the UK-SCOPE (Scientific
Committee on Problems of the Environment) Working Group supported by the Royal
Society. Take a look at What's New in our web.
SCOPE is an interdisciplinary body of natural and social science expertise focused on global environmental issues, operating at the interface between scientific and decision-making instances.
It is a worldwide network of scientists and scientific institutions developing
syntheses and reviews of scientific knowledge on current or potential critical environmental issues.
The overall aims of SCOPE are to:
| to cover environmental issues - either global or shared by several nations - in urgent need of interdisciplinary synthesis.'|
| to act at the interface between the science and decision-making spheres, providing advisors, policy-planners and decision-makers with the analytical tools to promote sound management and policy practices for environmental sustainability.'|
| to assist in 'sustainable development' by understanding the use of the environment within the three environmental themes:|
1. managing societal & natural resources
2. ecosystem processes and biodiversity
3. health & environment'
The aims of UK Working Group are:
|to promote UK research which is consistent with the aims of SCOPE|
|to provide a national forum for environmental science and international scientific networking on sustainability|
|to highlight trans-national, regional and global issues of relevance to the UK|
|to help the development of SCOPE as a global network of scientists by
involving the best UK science within SCOPE activities|
|to influence international science by formulating new projects|
The following is a list of recent additions to our web. Whenever we publish a paper, write a
specification, submit a status report, or add anything else to our web, we'll put a notice here. Every
month we'll remove the oldest items. The most recent changes are listed first, and each item is linked
to the page with the updated content.
September 22-29, 2001
|The XIth SCOPE General Assembly took place despite the problems caused by
the attacks on the US- World Trade Centre and Pentagon. UK-SCOPE was represented by Prof. Ian Douglas and Dr. Jeremy Woods of the
UK-SCOPE working group.|
July 3rd, 2001
|WG Committee Mtg.|