PICES Carbon Savings

PICES virtual ISB-2020 saves 70mT of carbon emissions
The Science Board Chair, Vera Trainer, is pleased to report that by holding the Inter-sessional Science Board meeting (ISB-2020) virtually in 2020, PICES saved 70 tonnes of CO2 emissions (equivalent to taking 15 cars off the road for one year). We realize that in person meetings are a valuable and often a necessary tool for scientific exchange, however, recent events have shown us the value of virtual meetings . We envision a way forward in which a combination of virtual and in-person meetings will be used by PICES. At the Annual Meeting in October 2020, the SB will discuss how to best use this combination of virtual and in-person conferencing and is seeking input from all members.

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