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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Dr. Scott Madry, Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Scott Madry is a research professor at the University of North Carolina. He is professionally trained as an anthropologist and archaeologist by formal education and a worldwide recognized expert in remote sensing, GPS, GIS and GEOMATICS specialist by training. He has worked for NASA, Rutgers University and the University of North Carolina during the course of his career. He was also for many years associated with the International Space University of Strasbourg, France which he help to create in the 1980s.
Dr. Madry has conducted research projects around the world for over 35 years, looking at various environmental and cultural resource issues which all focus around the complex and interrelated nature of the interaction between human civilizations and their environments over time. He is interested in the application of advanced space technologies for complex regional issues such as land use and human settlement patterns over time, including how societies respond and prepare for environmental change and natural disasters. He is a member of the Global Advisory Committee for the Alliance for Collaboration in the Exploration of Space (ACES Worldwide.