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SETAC Europe Executive Director's Corner
Bart Bosveld
Bart BosveldPositive financial results have given SETAC Europe the ability to fund unique activities and a variety of educational programmes in 2014. In addition to a variety of short courses organized back-to-back with the SETAC Europe annual meeting in Basel, a new edition of the SETAC Europe summer schools is offered this year. Preperations for specific courses that will educate post-graduate students and professionals to the level of a SETAC Europe Certified Environmental Risk Assessor are also underway.

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INSIDE VOLUME 15, ISSUE 3
13 March 2014
 
What works and why What Works and Why: The Next Generation
John Toll and Marc Greenberg
Calling all young and mid-career professionals! We are hoping to gain inspiration and learn from your creative thinking about how to make environmental risk assessment work better as a process for galvanizing people to achieve significant environmental benefits such as ecosystem restoration, urban revitalization and remediation.

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Buddy systemThe Buddy System—An Opportunity to Connect in Nashville
Alison Fraser, Wendy Hillwalker and Lisa Marshall
The SETAC North America Membership Committee and Career Development Committee collaborated to implement the Buddy System at the 2013 annual meeting Nashville. This was the second annual event of the Buddy System, and response to it via a post-meeting survey was overwhelmingly positive.

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What Works and Why Buddy System: Matching Experienced SETAC Members with First-Time Meeting Attendees in Basel
SETAC Europe Membership and Public Relations Committee
SETAC annual meetings are a great resource for scientific discourse, increasing knowledge and networking, but getting the most out of it can be a challenge for students and first-time attendees. Based on the experience of recent SETAC North America events, SETAC Europe is introducing the Buddy System at the annual meeting in Basel.

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Arabian branchSETAC Arabian Gulf Branch: Working Towards Regional Environmental Sustainability
Radhouan Ben-Hamadou and Ipek Goktepe
The SETAC Arabian Gulf Branch (SETAC-AGB) was established in 2013 and is the most recently established regional branch under the umbrella of SETAC Europe. SETAC-AGB provides a multidisciplinary forum for biologists, chemists, environmental scientists, environmental engineers, toxicologists and life cycle assessment experts from Arabian Gulf countries to discuss the application of scientific knowledge to environmental policy.

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SETAC Journals SETAC Journals
What's New in IEAM
A new proposal for greenhouse gas emissions responsibility allocation: Best available technologies approach
Álvaro Berzosa, Jesús M. Barandica and Gonzalo Fernández-Sánchez
(Volume 10, Issue 1)


What's New in ET&C
Issues and challenges with oil toxicity data and implications for their use in decision making: A quantitative review
Adriana C. Bejarano, James R. Clark, Gina M. Coelho
New, enhanced article format now available!
   
 
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NEWS AND UPDATES
Do you know a SETAC member who deserves recognition for their professional activities and service to SETAC? We need your help identifying award nominees. Submit the nominee's name, affiliation and the award for which they should be considered to setac@setac.org by 11 April.

Submit a Professional Training Course for the SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting, which will be held 9–13 November in Vancouver, Canada. The Education and Short Course Committee is looking for volunteers teaching introductory or advanced courses in environmental toxicology and chemistry. For more information, including proposal guidance, visit vancouver.setac.org. The deadline is 1 May.

Submit your photo in the 4th SETAC Global Environmental Photography Contest! The contest continues this year, with winners announced at the SETAC Europe 24th Annual Meeting in Basel, Switzerland. The deadline for submissions is 10 April. Click here for more information, submission guidelines and a list of past winners.

The SETAC Europe 20th Case Study Symposium will be held in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 24–26 November 2014. The theme is "LCA in promoting eco-innovation and sustainability: education, research and application." Abstract submission will open end of March.

The Global Science Committee is seeking individuals interested in developing technical guidance for storing, retrieving, and disseminating data (and metadata) from scientific studies in web-based warehouses. Click here for more information.
 
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