Welcome to the new and improved Scientific Sans Frontières Australia website. One of the improved features of this site has been to include a weblog, or blog, to keep members and non-members up to date with SSF related information.
To be honest it is also hoped that in time, we can use the resources available through this blog and postings to create a ‘Journal of Scientific Sans Frontières’, aimed at reporting on the application of science in communities in need. Until then, enjoy!
The Climate Change Initiative now has a separate logo to distinguish its work as a part of SSF Australia. The design is in keeping with our spiral logo patterns (which includes the logo for this blog), of a green whirlpool. This logo is now in use, not only for the carbon auditing program, but also the seminars and climate change resource library. The philosophy behind the design is the need to generate a perpetuating force (hence the whirlpool) towards reducing carbon emissions.
SSF Australia has been nominated by the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne for the MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship. In particular the hardwork of the water monitoring groups, both Werribee and Moonee Ponds Creek, is being recognized. This is a great indication of the standing SSF work has in both the community and university. Thank you Faculty of Science.
SSF Australia offers our thoughts and condolences to those devastated by the Victorian bushfires.