International Council for Science (ICSU)

Conseil international pour la science

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Founded

1919-07 Brussels Belgium

History

Jul 1919, Brussels (Belgium), as International Research Council (IRC) – Conseil international des recherches (CIR). Jul 1931, changed name to International Council of Scientific Unions – Conseil international des unions scientifiques (CIUS) – Consejo Internacional de Uniones Cientificas – Internationaler Rat Wissenschaftlicher Vereinigungen – Mezdunarodnyj Sovet Naucnyh Sojuzov. Current name adopted, Apr 1998. New statutes and rules of procedure adopted by 28th General Assembly, Oct 2005, Suzhou (China). Ceased to exist 2018, on merger with H-XA2466 - International Social Science Council (ISSC) to become A-XM6956 - International Science Council (ISC).

Aims

Act as a focal point for exchange of ideas, communication of scientific information and development of scientific standards and networks. Address such matters of concern to scientists as: education and capacity building for science; access to scientific data and information; science in developing countries; freedom in the conduct of science.

Events

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Structure

General Assembly (every 3 years), consisting of representatives of National Members and of International Scientific Union Members. Executive Board. Policy Committees (3): Scientific Planning and Review; Finance; Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science. Ad hoc committees. Secretariat in Paris (France). Interdisciplinary bodies:

'Thematic Bodies' (6): Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR); E-XE0323 - Committee on Space Research (COSPAR); E-XE3209 - Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR); Urban health and Wellbeing: A Systems Analysis Approach; E-XE3210 - Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR); E-XE2835 - Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP). Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS). 'Global Environmental Change Programmes' (2): F-XJ6881 - Future Earth; F-XF9983 - World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), with WMO and IOC. 'Monitoring/Observation Bodies' (3): F-XF1615 - Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), with WMO and IOC; F-XF2537 - Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), with WMO and IOC; F-XF3429 - Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS), with FAO, UNESCO, UNEP and WMO. 'Data and Information Bodies' (4): F-XF5351 - International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP); E-XE0319 - Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA); E-XE2833 - Scientific Committee on Frequency Allocations for Radio Astronomy and Space Science (IUCAF); F-XE1185 - ISC World Data System (ISC-WDS).

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UIA Org ID

XA1752

Last News

2017

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