International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. (Quote from the IYL 2015 fact sheet) 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) There is a web site for IYL 2015 and many activities planned. In the section Science Stories there seem to be an opportunity for members of UV4Plants to contribute. The ESP congress in Aveiro I wrote about in the previous post is one of the events listed as part of the IYL 2015.

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Jobs in Helsinki

A Post Doc and PhD position are available from September 2015 to investigate how forest canopies alter the spectrum of solar radiation providing signals for under-canopy plant growth and development. You will join our dynamic new research group in Canopy Spectral Ecology and Ecophysiology at the University of Helsinki, with forest research also in Lapland, France, Spain, the UK, and Czech Republic. Detailed information and application instructions are available at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/robson/jobs/ Apply with a CV, letter stating your motivation, and two references sent to Matthew Robson by April 1st 2015.

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