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21-23 MARCH 2017

Final OpenNESS Annual Meeting in Smolenice, Slovakia

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford – UOXF (United Kingdom)

The Environmental Change Institute (ECI) is the University of Oxford’s centre for the organisation and promotion of research and teaching on the environment. Since its establishment in 1991, it has become a leader in environmental research with over 60 staff and students. ECI research focuses on global and regional environmental change, bringing together the natural and social sciences, and is orientated to applied and public policy.

The Institute is organised around three major research themes – Climate, Energy and Ecosystems. The Ecosystems theme aims to advance scientific understanding of ecosystems and their role in the Earth's system; examine how humans and other species interact with ecosystems, particularly in the context of climate change; and explore the social, cultural and political impact of such interactions.