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Science-i Bridging Worlds Competition and Workshop

Join scientists around the globe for the 2024 Science-i Bridging Worlds Competition and Workshop, a landmark initiative aimed at fostering innovative collaboration in Forest Science.


Congratulations to Our Competition Winners: 
We are excited to unveil the outcomes of the 2024 Science-i Workshop proposal competition. A profound gratitude goes to our Board of Reviewers for their meticulous and comprehensive evaluation: Drs. Bruno Herault, Cang Hui, Javier Gamarra, Hua-Feng Wang, Peter Reich, Akane Abbasi, Florence Palla, Sergio de Miguel, Nadja Tchebakova, Elena Parfenova, and Eugenio Culurciello.

For more details view: Phase I - Global Big Ideas Competition, Science-i.


Workshop May 6 & 7, 2024
Science-i: Bridging Worlds:

Dive into an unparalleled gathering dedicated to revolutionizing Forest Science through collaborative research. This unique event aims to connect professionals and communities, fostering a mutual dedication towards innovative forest research and sustainable practices.

Program Highlights:

  • Keynote Talks and Panel Discussions: Engage with global experts, community leaders, top scientific journal editors, media reporters, and international organization representatives, all focused on the latest advancements and challenges in Forest Science.
  • Interactive Indigenous Knowledge Sessions: Learn from indigenous leaders sharing invaluable traditional ecological knowledge.
  • Science-i Workshops: Discover how to utilize Science-i for groundbreaking collaborative research projects.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build meaningful partnerships and collaborations.
  • Complimentary Resources: Gain access to high-performance computing resources.
  • Complimentary Meals and Entertainment: Enjoy catered meals and live music from local talents.


  • Foster Collaboration: Connect a diverse group of scientists, indigenous communities, leaders, and students, all united in advancing forest science.
  • Promote Sustainability: Spotlight sustainable forest research practices to tackle global environmental challenges.
  • Enhance Diversity: Incorporate diverse perspectives and knowledge systems, ensuring a comprehensive approach to forest science.
  • Innovate Research: Utilize Science-i's advanced cyberinfrastructure to transform forest ecosystem research methodologies.

Keynote Speakers and Panelists:
Featuring distinguished figures such as Meredith Bastian (PNAS), Bryan Van Stippen (National Indian Carbon Coalition), Florence Palla (Observatoire des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale), Javier Garcia-Perez (FAO), and Liz Kimbrough (Mongabay). *Subject to change.

For more information and printable pdf view: Science-i: Bridging Worlds Competition & Workshop 2024.

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