The French research network on Hydrogen energy organizes its annual research meeting on hydrogen production, conversion and storage. It will take place in virtual form during the week of May 31th to June 4th. The research program will present the status of CNRS research on hydrogen, hydrogen cells and storage, natural hydrogen resources, and biology inputs for hydrogen technologies. The industry program will explore development scenarios and technological challenges, but also
The NSW Science & Research Breakfast seminar series Professor François Aguey Zinsou will present the advancements in hydrogen technologies to enable the widespread use of hydrogen as an energy carrier and how our expertise and ability to retain technological sovereignty in this rapidly evolving space might impact on the future of Australia. Professor François Aguey Zinsou is AFRAN Vice President and leader of the Material Energy Research Laboratory in nanoscale (MERLin) wi
To celebrate World Oceans’ Day, join us to learn and discuss the challenges to the health of our oceans and marine resources and what can be done to protect them.
This event will consist of presentations from ocean and Pacific experts interspersed with short videos outlining the actions that various countries are taking to protect the oceans, followed by audience Q&A.
Drinks and light refreshments will be available after the event. Date and time Tue., 8 June 2021
The RoboCup is an annual international robotics competition to promote robotics and artificial intelligence research. The competition is a wonderful opportunity to tackle scientific challenges, such as the development of interactive and incremental machine learning algorithms. The robots will be assessed while performing tasks that require efficient perception models, motion generation and planning. Among the participants, a French-Australian team will present their robots. T
Deadline: September, 15th 2021 Regional projects are between 1.5 and 5 million euros in grants. All projects must demonstrate their impacts in terms of climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation through the use of Nature-based Solutions. A regional project involves at least two countries or territories from the list of eligible countries. The Pacific French territories (New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna) are eligible! More information and to
AFRAN Bushfire and Natural Hazards Community is sharing ideas, information, and research progresses about bushfire, natural hazard, and climate science to connect French and Australian researchers. Learn more about the community Download our Newsletter!
27 May, 7-9 pm, Sydney During this challenging pandemic time, we are being bombarded with so many news. Do you find yourself questioning government decisions, people's actions on COVID prevention measures, vaccine performances and the merits of travel bans? If so, this is the event for you! The topic of COVID and its Ethics, chaired by Mrs Inma Conde McAuley, will be discussed by 3 experts : - Dr Francisco Esparraga, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law The University of
As founding member of the Alliance for the Conservation of the Rainforest, France is engaged in the protection of tropical forests. Indonesia is the most affected country in South-East Asia by vegetation fires. In addition, this country hosts the most important peatlands of the world, representing more than 20 % of carbon stored in soil worldwide. For these reasons, France has decided to make a specific effort in order to support Indonesia in its progress to fire reduction. A
I graduated as a military engineer from a French “Grande École d’Ingénieur” and my career always stayed focused on scientific developments and technical project management. My initial speciality was in explosives and warheads (senior expert), but I soon extended my interests to CBR risks and more generally to a broader approach of risks of various natures. My trigger towards entrepreneurship has been the DEMOCRITE research project I coordinated between 2014 and 2018. This pro
Photo credit: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC The new national research centre for disaster resilience and disaster risk reduction announced by the federal government in July 2020 is now due to begin operating in July 2021. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has been working on an establishment plan setting up governance and organizational structures, a 10-year research strategy, and the definition of an initial research agenda. The Commonwealth has committed $85 million t