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NATIONAL COMMITTEES FOR INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE
(ICSU)
& its affiliated Unions, Committees and Commission
(
(January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019) except IUGS-INQUA National Committee.)

The term of IUGS-INQUA NC will be for five years i.e. till December, 2020.

Indian National Committee for ICSU

- Professor R Gadagkar,, FNA , President, INSA,Chairman
- Dr Chandrima Shaha, FNA Vice-President (International Affairs) INSA, Member-Secretary
- Chairpersons of the National Committees corresponding to the International Unions/ Committees, Members
- Professor N R Jagannathan, FNA, Vice-President (Resource Management), INSA, Member
- Professor Anurag Sharma, FNA,, Vice-President (Fellowship Affairs), INSA, Member


 

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED BIOPHYSICS (IUPAB)

Introduction

The International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics(IUPAB) was established in 1961. The objectives of the IUPAB are:

-To organise international cooperation in biophysics and promote communication between the various branches of biophysics and allied subjects;
-To encouraage within each adhering body cooperation between the societies that are interested in the advancement of biophysics in all its aspects.

Secretariat:
Professor Cris G dos Remedios,IUPAB Secretary-General,Bosch Institute, Anderson Stuart, F13, University of Sydney 2006, AUSTRALIA
Tel:(+61)2 9351 3209, Fax: (+61)2 9351 6546
Email: dosremedios@iupab.org



NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR UNION OF PURE &
APPLIED BIOPHYSICS INTERNATIONAL (IUPAB) (www.iupab.org)

  Professor N. R. Jagannathan,FNA, Chairman
Professor Rajiv Bhat, JNU, New Delhi, Member
Dr.S.G.Kulkarni, Department of Biophysics, Govt. Institute of Science, Aurangabad, Member
Professor P.Karthe, University of Madras, Chennai, Member
Professor Dhananjay Bhattacharya, Saha Institute, Kolkata, Member
 


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Euro 2250.00 (2016) Category: II
No.of Votes: 2
Task Force: 7


INTERNATIONAL UNION OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY (IUCr)

Introduction

The Union was admitted to ICSU in April,1947. Since its formation, The Union has remained a focal point for international cooperation in crystallography. It has 21 Commissions, which are concerned with either a principal publishing activity or a major topic or field of concern to crystallographers. The second group of Commissions organize many international projects concerned with the establishment of internationally acceptable standards or methods of procedure. Also they organize specialist meetings or short courses of instructions for young scientists. IUCr has following objectives:

-To promote international cooperation in crystallography to contribute to the advancement of all aspects of crystallography;
-To promote international publication of crystallographic research;
-To facilitate standardization of methods, units, nomenclature and symbols used in crystallography and
-To form a focus for the relations of crystallography to other sciences.

Secretariat:
Mr. MH Dacombe, Executive Secretary IUCr, IUCr Secretariat, 2 Abbey Square,Chester CH1 2 HU UK
Tel: (44 1244)345431, Fax:(44 1244) 344843, E.mail: execsec@iucr.org, www.iucr.org



NATIONAL COMMITTEE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY (IUCr) (www.iucr.org)


  Dr. Shekhar C Mande, FNA, Chairman
Dr. Rajni Kant, Professor, Jammu University, Jammu, Member
Professor B.Gopal, IISc, Bangalore, Member
Dr. A. K. Tyagi, Professor, Chemistry Division, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai, Member
Dr.Punit Kaur, AIIMS, New Delhi
 
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Voting rights:2
No. of Commissions: 23
No. of Scientific Associates:3 (IOCG,ICDD,WPDB)
No. of Regional Associates:4 (ACA, AsCA,ECA, LASA)

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY (IUPAC)

Introduction:

Established in 1919. IUPAC is recognized as the international authority on chemical nomenclature, terminology, symbols, units, atomic weights and related topics. Its reports and recommendations on these matters are generally accepted as definitive and often from the basis for drafting regulations relating to chemical manufacturing, international commerce and matters relevant to food, health and the environment. The following are its objectives:

-to promote the continuing cooperation amongst the chemists of the Member Countries.
-to study topics of international importance to Pure and Applied Chemistry which need regulation, standardisation and codification;
-to cooperate with other international organisations which deal with the topics of chemical nature;
-to contribute to the advancement of Pure and Applied Chemistry in all its aspects.
-The International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry serves to advance the worldwide aspects of the chemical sciences and to contribute to the application of chemistry in the service of human kind. As a scientific, international, non-governmental and objective body, IUPAC can address many global issues involving the chemical sciences.

Secretariat:
Dr. Lynn M Soby, Executive Director, IUPAC Secretariat, PO Box 13757, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3757, USA, Tel: +1 919 485 8700, Fax:+1 919 485 8706
E.mail: secretariat@iupac.org



NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY (IUPAC) (www.iupac.org)


Professor V. Chandrasekhar, FNA, Chairman
Professor Vinod K. Singh, FNA, Member
Professor Ganesh Pandey, FNA, Member
Professor Uday Maitra, FNA , Member
Professor A. Ajayaghosh, FNA, Member
 
 
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Voting Rights: 4
No.of Divisions: 8
No. of Committees: 10

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICS
(IUPAP)

Introduction

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) was established in 1922. The aims of the IUPAP are:

-To stimulate and promote international cooperation in physics
-To sponsor suitable international meetings and to assist organising committees;
-To foster the preparation and the publication of abstracts of papers and tables of physical constants;
-To promote international agreements on the use of symbols, units, nomenclature and standards;
-To foster free circulation of scientists and
-To encourage research and education.

Secretariat:
Dr.Kok Khoo Phua, Secretary General, IUPAP,Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University, 60 Nanyang View, Singapore-639673,Tel:+65 93221289, Fax:65 6794 4941,
E.mail:kkphua@wspc.com.sg


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE
AND APPLIED PHYSICS (IUPAP) (www.iupap.org)
  Professor Deepak Mathur, FNA, Chairman
Profesor R.C.Budhani, FNA , Member
Professor S.N.Kaul, FNA, Member
Professor Debajyoti Chowdhury, FNA, Member
Professor Priya Mahadevan ,SN Bose Centre, Kolkata, Member
 

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No. of Votes:4
No. of Commissions:19
No. of Affiliated Commissions:4


ASTRONOMICAL UNION (IAU)
(http://www.iisermohali.ac.in)

Introduction
The mission of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), founded in 1919, is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation. IAU activities range from the definition of fundamental astronomical and dynamical constants and unambiguous astronomical nomenclature, rapid dissemination of new discoveries, organization of international observing campaigns, and promotion of educational activities in astronomy to early informal discussions of possible future international large-scale facilities. The IAU is also the sole internationally recognized authority for giving designations and names to celestial bodies and their surface features.

Secretariat:
Dr.Piero Benvenuti, IAU General Secretary, University of Padua, Deptt. of Physics and Astronomy, G.Galilei, Vicolo dell’Osservatorio, 3, 35122 PADOVA, Italy, Tel:+39 3280117563, E.mail:iau-generalsecretary@iap.fr


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
(IAU)
(www.iau.org)
  Professor Chanda Jayant Jog, FNA, Chairman
Professor Jayaram Chengalur, NCRA, Member
Professor Biman Nath, RRI, Bangalore
Professor D.K.Ojha, TIFR, Mumbai, Member
Professor T.R.Seshadri, Deptt. of Physics, Delhi Univ. , Member
 

Subscription (2016): Euro 29,170  Category:V (with 10 units)
Voting Rights- Adm matters:1, Budget matters:4
No.of Divisions:9
No. of Regular Commissions:28 Inter Division Commissions:5
Cross Divison Commission2


INTERNATIONAL UNION OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (IUBMB):

Introduction
The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), created in January 1955, is dedicated to promoting international cooperation in biochemistry via research, discussion, publication and standardization and is committed to promoting high standards of biochemistry throughout the world. The IUBMB fulfils these mandates in a variety of ways. Committees, charged with sponsoring symposia, educational activities and discussion of frontier research topics, sponsor meetings in all parts of the world. On average, an IUBMB-sponsored activity occurs every ten days around the world.

Secretariat:
Professor Michael P.Walsh, General Secretary, IUBMB, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of  Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1, Tel:+1 403 220 3021, Fax:+1 403 270 2211, E.mail:walsh@ucalgary.ca


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (IUBMB) (www.iubmb.org)
Dr.Pijush K.Das, FNA, Chairman
Dr.Madhu Dikshit, FNA, Member
Dr.Ranjan Sankaranarayana, FNA, Member
Professor R.Madhubala, FNA, Member
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Voting rights: 2

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF MICROBIOLOGICAL SOCIETIES (IUMS)

Introduction

The International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) was founded in 1927. The objectives of IUMS are:

-To promote the study of microbiological sciences internationally
-To initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities which involve international cooperation;
-Ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of international cooperative research; promote the organisation of international symposia and meetings and assist in the publication of their reports;
-Represent microbiological sciences in ICSU and maintain contact with other international organisations.

Secretariat
Robert A.Samson, Secretary-General, IUMS, CBS Fungal Biodiversity Centre, P.O.Box 85167, 3508 AD Utrecht, The Netherlands, Tel:+31 30 2122600, Fax: +31 30 251 2097, E.mail:r.samson@cbs.knaw.nl
http://www.iums.org



NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF
MICROBIOLOGICAL SOCIETIES (IUMS) (www.iums.org)

Dr. Amit Ghosh, FNA, Chairman

Professor Rup Lal, FNA, Member
Dr. Anil K. Prasad; Chairman, Influenza Foundation of India, Saket, New Delhi, Member
Dr. Manish Kakkar, Senior Public Health Specialist (Communicable Diseases), Public Health Foundation of India, Gurgaon, Member
Dr. Balachandran Ravindran, Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar , Member
 

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No.of Votes: 2
No.of Divisions:3
No.of Committees & Commissions:9
No. of Federations: 1


INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEODESY AND GEOPHYSICS (IUGG)

Introduction

Established in 1919. Dedicated to scientific study of Earth and applications of the knowledge gained by the such studies to the needs of the society, such as mineral resources, reduction of effects of natural hazards and environmental preservation. The objectives of IUGG are the promotion and coordination of physical, chemical and mathematical studies of the Earth and its environment in space. These studies include the shape of the Earth, its gravitational and magnetic fields, the dynamics of the Earth as a whole and of its component parts, Earth's internal structure, composition and tectonics, the generation of magmas, volcanism and rock formation, the hydrological cycle including
snow and ice, all aspects of ocean, the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere and solar-terrestrial relations, and analogous problems associated with the Moon and other planets. Union activities embrace studies of the Earth by artificial satellites and other techniques for deploying instruments at high altitude.

The Union comprises seven semi-autonomous Associations, each responsible for a specific range of topics or themes within the overall scope of the Union's activities and each with a sub-structure.

Associations: IAG, IASPEI, IAVCEI, IAGA, IAMAS, IAHS, IACS and IAPSO

Secretariat:
Dr.Franz G.Kuglitsch, IUGG Executive Secretary/ Assistant Secretary General, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Telegrafenberg A17, 14473 Potsdam, Germany, Fax: +49 331 288 1759
E.mail:secretariat@iugg.org


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEODESY
AND GEOPHYSICS (IUGG) AND INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL UNION
(IGU) (www.iugg.org and www.igu-net.org)
Professor Harsh Gupta, FNA, Chairman
Dr.G.Parthasarathy, FNA, Member
Dr. V.M. Tiwari, Director, ESSO-National Centre for Earth Science Studies, MoES, Thiruvananthapuram, Member
Dr. S. S. C. Shenoi, Director, INCOIS, Hyderabad, Member
Dr. B.R. Arora, MoES, Prithvi Bhwan, New Delhi, Member
Prof. A.P. Dimri, School of Environmental Sciences,JNU, New Delhi, Member
Dr. Ajay Manglik, Chief Scientist, NGRI, Hyderabad, Member
Professor N. Nagabhushanam, Deptt. of Geography, SV University, Tirupati, Member
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No.of Votes: Adm matters-1 ; Budget matters:5

INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL UNION (IGU)

Introduction

The International Geographical Union was created in Brussels in 1922. The Union organizes international congresses, regional conferences and specialized symposia. The objectives of the IGU are:

-To promote the study of geographical problems; to initiate and coordinate geographical research requiring international cooperation and to promote its scientific discussions and publication;
-To provide for the participation of geographers in the work of relevant international organizations; to facilitate the collection and diffusion of geographical data and documentation in and between all member countries;
-To promote international geographical congresses, regional conferences and specialized symposia related to the objectives of the Union, to participate in any other appropriate form of international cooperation with the object of advancing the study and application of geography.

Secretariat:
Professor Michael E Meadows, Secretary-General & Treasurer, IGU, Department of Environmental & Geographical Sciences, South Lane, University of Cape Town, South Lane, Upper Campus, Rondebosch, 7701 South Africa, Tel:+27216502873, Fax: +27216503456
E.mail: mmeadows@mweb.co.za

Subscription:US $ 2500 (2016)
Category:D (5 units)
No.of Votes:1
No.of Commissions: 39
Task Forces: 2


INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES. (IUGS)

Introduction
The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) was founded in 1961. The objectives of the Union are to encourage the study of geoscientific problems, particularly those of world-wide significance; facilitate international and interdisciplinary cooperation in geology and its related sciences; provide continuity to such cooperation; support and provide scientific sponsorship to the quadrennial International Geological Congress. A major part of IUGS effort goes into multidisciplinary international joint programme i.e. programmes sponsored by the IUGS and one or more other organizations. The International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP) is cosponsored by the UNESCO and the IUGS. The research oriented Lithosphere Programme, cosponsored by IUGG, ICSU and IUGS focuses on the dynamics, origin and evolution of Earth's deep crust and upper mantle(lithosphere) and pays special attention to the continents and their margins.

Secretariat:
Professor Dr.Stanley C.Finney, Secretary General, IUGS, Deptt. of Geological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA
E.mail: scfinney@csulb.edu,
http://www.iugs.org


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEOLOGICAL
SCIENCES (IUGS) AND INTERNATIONAL QUATERNARY RESEARCH
(INQUA)
(www.iugs.org; www.inqua.tcd.ie)
  Professor A.K.Singhvi, FNA, Chairman
Professor D.M.Banerjee ,FNA, Member
Professor Talat Ahmad, FNA, Member
Professor Somnath Das Gupta, FNA, Member
Professor Sunil Bajpai , Director, BSIP, Lucknow Member
Director, NGRI, Member
ONGC Nominee, Member
  MoES Nominee, Member
  MoM/ GSI Nominee, Member
   
Subscription: US $ 20,895 (2016) Category:VII
Voting Right : 1
No.of Commissions: 6 Joint Programmes:5 Task Group:4

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF QUATERNARY RESEARCH (INQUA)

Introduction
The International Union of Quaternary Research (INQUA) has been established in 1928 by group of scientists seeking to improve understanding of environmental change during the glacial ages through interdisciplinary research. Today, more than 35 member countries spread through out the world, contribute to INQUA. Initially INQUA’s basic goal is to promote improved communication and international collaboration in basic and applied aspects of quaternary research. It has 5 commissions.

Secretariat:
Dr.Brian M.Chase, Secretary General, INQUA, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution-Montpellier, UMR 5554, Universite Montpellier, Bat 22, CC061, Place Eugene Bataillon 34095 Montpellier, France, Tel:+33 0 4 67 14 49 03,
Email: brian.chase@um2.fr

Subscription:CHF 2370 (2016), Category II
No. of Commissions:5


INTERNATIONAL UNION OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS (IUTAM)

Introduction
The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics(IUTAM) was formed in 1946 with the object of creating a link between persons and national or international organisations engaged in scientific work (theoretical and experimental) in mechanics or in related sciences. It does so mainly by organizing international meetings to deal with scientific problems.

Secretariat:
Professor H.Petryk, IUTAM Secretary General, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Deptt. of Mechanics of Materials, Warsaw, Poland,
Tel: Tel:+48 22 826 98 34, +48 22 826 1281, ext.138
E.mail:hpetryk@ippt.pan.pl, Website:http://www.iutam.org

 


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF
THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS (IUTAM) (www.iutam.org)
Professor Sanjay Mittal, FNA, Chairman
Professor Santosh Kapuria,FNA, Member
Professor V.D. Sharma, FNA, Member
Professor Sarvajit Singh, FNA
Professor B. S. Padmavati, Department of Mathematics, University of Hyderabad Member
Professor G. P. Raja Sekhar, Department of Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur, Member
 

Subscription: USD 4050(2016)
Category: 3 (5 units)
Voting Rights: 3
No. of Symposia Panels: Two (i)Fluid Mechanics(ii)Solid Mechanics
No. of Affiliated Organisations: 20



INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL UNION (IMU)

Introducation

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) was founded in its present form in 1951. It originally adhered to IRC and ICSU from 1925 to 1932. The objective of the Union is to promote international cooperation in mathematics. It supports international scientific meetings and conferences and other international mathematical activities considered likely to contribute to the development of mathematical science in any of its aspects, pure and applied or educational.

Secretariat:
Professor Helge Holden, Secretary, IMU, Markgrafenstr.32, 10117 Berlin, Germany, Tel:+ 49 30 20372-430, Fax:+49 30 20372-439
E.mail:secretary@mathunion.org, Website:www.mathunion.org


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL
MATHEMATICAL
UNION  (IMU)
(www.mathunion.org)

Professor T. R. Ramadas, FNA, Chairman
Professor R. B. Bapat, FNA, Member
Professor Kapil Paranjape, FNA, Member
Professor Mahan Mj , Vivekananda University, Kolkata, Member
Professor Kaushal Verma, IISc Bangalore, Member
  Subscription: Euro 11160 (2016), Category:IV (8 units)
No.of Votes:4
NO OF SUB-COMMISSIONS:Three (i) International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and (ii) The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), (iii) International Commission on the History of Mathematics (ICHM).

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES (IUNS)

Introduction

The International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) was elected to the membership of ICSU in 1968. The objectives of the IUNS are:

-To promote international cooperation in the scientific study of nutrition and its application;
-To encourage research and the exchange of scientific information in nutritional sciences by holding congresses and conferences, by publications and other suitable means;
-To establish such commissions, committees and other bodies as may be required in the pursuit of the first two objectives;
-To provide means of communication with other organisations, and to encourage participation in the activities of ICSU, of which the IUNS is a member;
-To develop activity regarded as helpful and appropriate in achieving the objectives of the Union.

Secretariat:
Professor Catherine Geissler, Secretary General, IUNS, Professor Emerita of Human Nutrition, King’s College London, 155 Portland Road, London W11 4LR, Tel: +44(0) 207 229 4586
E.mail:cathrine.geissier@kcl.ac.uk

 


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES (IUNS)

  Dr Prema Ramachandran, Director, Nutrition Foundation of India, New Delhi- Chairperson
Dr Jamuna Prakash, Mysore University, Mysore, Member
Dr Sheela Ramachandran, VC, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, Member
Dr R Hemalatha, NIN, Hyderabad, Member
Dr Pulkit Mathur, Lady Irwin, Delhi, Member
Dr Rajoo Singh Chinna, Ludhiana, Member
  Subscription: US $ 3000 (2016)
Category: IV
Voting Delegate: 1
Non-Voting Delegate: 2
No. Of Task Forces:10

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (IUPS)

Introduction

Established in 1955. The IUPS was formed from the Permanent Committee, established in 1929 to organise the International Physiological Congresses. The objectives of IUPS are:

-To encourage the advancement of the physiological sciences;
-To facilitate the dissemination of knowledge in the field of physiological sciences;
-To foster and encourage research in the field of physiological sciences;
-To promote the International Congresses of Physiological Sciences;
-To promote such other meetings as may be useful for the advancement for physiological sciences and
-To promote such other measures as will contribute to the development of Physiological Sciences in developing countries.

Secretariat:
Walter Boron, Secretary General, IUPS , Physiology & Biophysics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH44106-4970, Tel: 1 216 368 5298, Fax: 1 216 368 5586
E.mail: Walter.Boron@case.edu, Leslie Price, IUPS
Manager: leslie.price@case.edu
Subscription: : US $ 3273 (2016) (Category III) (4 units)
No. of Votes: 3
No. of Commissions:8 active Scientific Commissions and 6 Committees of IUPS.


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (IUPS) AND INTERNATIONAL UNION OF
PHARMACOLOGY (IUPHAR)

  Professor Chinmoy Sankar, Dey, FNA, Chairman
Professor Y.K.Gupta, Professor and Head ,Department of Pharmacology , All India Institute of Medical New Delhi, Member
Dr. Rashmi Mathur, Professor and Head ,Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences ,New Delhi, Member
Dr.C Nath , Scientist, Head of Toxicology Division ,Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, Member
Professor C Adithan , Professor and Head , Department of Pharmacology, JIPMER,Pondicherry , Member

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PHARMACOLOGY (IUPHAR)

Introduction

The International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) gained separate existence from the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) in 1965 although it got independent membership of ICSU in 1972. The objectives of IUPHAR are:

-To enhance collaboration between pharmacologists at an international level;
-To advance the science and appropriate applications in therapeutics;
-To stimulate research in perceived growth areas of special significance;
-To advance the training of teachers of pharmacology and the importance of pharmacology in the medical, dental, pharmaceutical and veternary curricula of universities and specialist schools throughout the world.

Secretariat:
Dr.Michael Spedding, Secretary-General, Spedding Research Solutions SARL, 6 Rue Ampere, Le Vesinet, 78110, France
E.mail: michael@speddingresearchsolutions.fr, Website:www.iuphar.org

Subscription: USD 3576.15 (2016)
Category: 1200 members
No. of Votes: Based on members
No. of Sections:8


INTERNATIONAL UNION OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
(IUFoST)

Introduction

The International Union of Food Science and Technology, a country membership organization is the global voice of food science and technology. IUFoST promotes the advancement of global food science & technology through its education programmes, workshops, regional symposia and through IAFOST (International Academy of Food Science & Technology).

IUFoST aims to strengthen food science & technology’s role in helping secure the world’s food supply and eliminate world hunger by delivering programs such as distance education, workshops and integrated food system targeted to these needs.

Secretariat:
Dr.Judith Meech, IUFoST Secretary General/ Treasurer, PO Box 61021, Ste. 19, 511 Maple Grove Drive,  Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6J6XO, Tel:+1 905 815 1926, Fax: + 1 905 815 1574, E.mail: secretariat@iufost.org, jmeech@iufost.org;Website:www.iufost.org


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF FOOD
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IUFoST)

  Dr.P.G.Rao, VC, Manipur University, Manipur, Chairman
Dr.V.Prakash, Former Director, CFTRI, Mysore, Member
Dr.A.G.Appu Rao, Emeritus Scientist, Univ. of Mysore, Member
Dr.M.Muralikrishna, Former Chairman of Modern Bakeries (GOI), Hyderabad, Member
Dr. T K Srinivas Gopal, Former Director of CIFT, Cochin ,Member
 

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SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON ANTARCTIC RESEARCH (SCAR)

Introduction:

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research was formed in March 1958. The main purpose of SCAR is to provide a forum for scientists of all countries with research activities in the Antarctic to discuss their field activities and plans and to promote collaboration between them. SCAR also has an important function to provide scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System.

Secretariat:
Dr.Eoghan Griffin, Executive Officer, SCAR, SCAR Secretariat, Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER, UK, Tel:+44 1223 336556,
E.mail: eg393@cam.ac.uk, Website:www.scar.org


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON ANTARCTIC
RESEARCH (SCAR)
(www.scar.org)
.Dr Shailesh Nayak, MoES, Prithvi Bhawan, New Delhi, Chairman,
.Professor N.C Pant, Delhi University, Delhi, Member
Dr. Rahul Mohan, NCAOR, Goa, Member
Dr A. Ganju, Director, Snow & Avalanche Study Estt. (SASE), DRDO, Chandigarh, Member
Dr Sathyakumar, Willd Life Institute of India, Dehradun, Member
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No. of Votes: 1

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON OCEANIC RESEARCH (SCOR)

Introduction

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) was established by the Executive Board of ICSU, in July 1957 to further international scientific activitity in all branches of oceanic research. To do so, SCOR examines problems and identifies elements that would benefit from enhanced international action, including improvement of scientific methods, design of critical experiments and measurement programmes, and relevant aspects of science plicy; foster recognistion of individual marine scientists and laboratories; presents the view of marine scientists to the appropriate international community; and cooperates with national and international organisations concerned with scientific aspects of ocean research and inter-related activities.

Secretariat
Edward R.Urban, Executive Director, SCOR, College of Earth & Environment, Robinson Hall, University of Deleware, New York DE 19716, USA, Tel:+1 302 831 7011, Fax:+ 1 302 831 7012, E.mail: ed.urban@scor-int.org, secretariat@scor-int.org,
Wbsite: www.jhu.edu/scor

 


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON
OCEANIC RESEARCH (SCOR)
(www.scor-int.org)



Established in 1957, SCOR was the first permanent interdisciplinary body formed by the International Council of Scientific Unions, now called the International Council for Science (ICSU). Recognition that the scientific problems of the ocean require a truly interdisciplinary approach was embodied in plans for the International Geophysical Year of 1957-1958, and the same approach was adopted by SCOR from its beginning. SCOR took the responsibility from 1957 to bring together ocean scientists from all parts of the world, through a variety of mechanisms, to advance ocean science and overcome barriers to understanding the ocean.

 

Professor M.M.Sarin, FNA, Chairman
Professor D.Sengupta, CAOS, IISc, Bengaluru, Member
Dr.K.Somasundar, Scientist G, MoES, New Delhi, Member
Dr.V.V.S.S.Sarma, NIO, Visakhpatnam, Member
Dr.A.C.Anil, NIO, Goa, Member
 
 
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Category: II
No. of Votes: 1
No. of Working Groups: 147
No. of Affiliated Organisations: 3

COMMITTEE ON SPACE RESEARCH (COSPAR)

Introduction

The Committee on Space Researach (COSPAR) was established by ICSU in 1958 as an interdisciplinary body concerned the progress on an international scale of all kinds of scientific investigations carried out with space vehicles, rockets and balloons. COSPAR’s objectives are to promote on an international level scientific research in Space, with emphasis on the exchange of results, information and opinions, and to provide a forum, open to all scientists for the discussion of problems that may affect scientific space research.

Secretariat:
Dr.J.L.Fellous, Executive Director, COSPAR, c/o CNES, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris, France, Tel: (33 1)44 76 75 10, Fax: (33 1) 44 76 7437
E.mail:cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr, Website:www.cosparhq.cnes.fr/


JOINT NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR COMMITTEE ON SPACE RESEARCH (COSPAR); INTERNATIONAL UNION OF RADIO SCIENCE (URSI) AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON SOLAR-
TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS (SCOSTEP)

(www.cosparhq.cnes.fr/; www.ursi.org; www.ngdc.noaa.gov/SCOSTEP/scostep.php)

1. Dr.G.S.Lakhina, FNA, Chairman
2. Dr. Anil Bhardwaj, FNA , Member
3. Dr. A. Patra, NARL, Gadanki, Member
4. Dr. S. Seetha ISRO HQ, Bengaluru, Member
5. Dr. D. Guha , Inst. of Radio Phys. & Electronics, Kolkata University, Member
6. Professor J.Padmanabhan, PRL, Ahmedabad, Member

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No.of Scientific Commissions8
Panels: 11


INTERNATIONAL UNION OF RAIDIO SCIENCE (URSI)

Introduction
The International Union of Radio Science (URSI) was created in 1919. The objectives of the URSI are:

-To promote and organise research requiring international cooperation, and the discussion and dissemination of the results of.this research; -to encourage the adoption of common methods of measurement, and the inter comparison and standardization of the measuring instruments used in scientific work;
-To stimuilate and coordinate studies of (i) the scientific aspects of telecommunications using electromagnetic waves, guided and unguided; (ii) the generation and detection of these weaves and the processing of the signals embedded in them.

Secretariat:
P.Lagasse, Secretary-General, URSI Secretariat, C/o Univeristy of Gent (INTEC),Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium, Tel:+32(0) 9 264 33 20, Fax:+32 (0) 9 264 42 88,
E-mail: info@ursi.org, Website:www.ursi.org

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No.of Votes: 8
No.of Commissions: 10


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS (SCOSTEP)

Introduction

The Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) was originally establishned as an Inter-Union Commission following a Resolution adopted at the XI General Assemnly of ICSU at Bombay in 1966. It was modified by the 14th General Assembly of ICSU at Helsinki in 1972 to a Special Committee and by the 17th General Assembly in 1978 to a Scientific Committee. Its principal tasks are :

1. . To promote international interdisciplinary programmes in solar terrestrial physics and to orgnise and coordinate such programmes of interest to and approved by atleast two of the following bodies i.e. IAU., IUGG, IUPAP, URSI and COSPAR;
2. To define the data relating to these programmes that should be exchanged through the World Data Centres;
3. To provide such advice as may be required by the ICSU bodies and World Data Centres concerned with these programmes;
4. To work with other ICSU bodies in the coordination of symposia in solar terrestrial physics, especially on topics related to SCOSTEP's programmes.

Secretariat:
Professor Marianna G. Shepherd, Scientific Secretary, SCOSTEP, Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3, Tel:+1 416 736 2100,ext.33828, fax:+1 416 736 5626,
E.mail:mshepher@yorku.ca
Website:http://www.yorku.ca/scostep/

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NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR FUTURE EARTH

Introduction

International Council for Scientific Union (ICSU) initiated a new, 10-year international research initiative, named “Future Earth” from 2015. Future Earth (FE) is a merger of IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme), WCRP (World Climate Research Programme), IHDP (International Human Dimensions Programme) and DIVERSITAS. The goal of Future Earth is to develop the knowledge required for societies worldwide to face challenges posed by global environmental change and to identify and implement solutions and opportunities for a transition to global sustainability. It has five global hubs which will function as a single entity, and are located in Canada, France, Japan, Sweden and United States. This will be complemented by various regional offices spread across the globe. The Future Earth South Asia Regional Office has been established at Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC), IISc., Bangaluru which would cover the region including SAARC countries and some of the Indian Ocean island countries. . The main focus of the regional office is to promote scientific cooperation between India and neighboring countries in Future Earth related activities.

Secretariat:
Dr.Paul Shrivastava, Executive Director, Future Earth Secretariat, Suite 1020, 1250 Guy Street, H3H 2T4, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,Tel:+1-514-848-2424, Ext. 2367,
E.mail:paul.shrivastava@futureearth.org
Website:http://www.futureearth.org


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR FUTURE EARTH

1. Professor K. Krishnamoorthy, FNA, Chairman
2. Dr.M. Dileep Kumar, FNA, Member
3. Professor Anindya Sarkar, FNA, Member
4. Professor M. Nair Rajeevan, IITM, Pune, Member
5. Dr. R.R. Yadav, BSIP, Member
6. Dr.Thamban Meloth, NCAOR, Member
7. Prof. Harini Nagendra, Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, Member
8. Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Professor and Principal Scientist, Center for Environment Science and Climate Resilient Agriculture,   Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Member
9. Prof. Ramachandran Ramesh, Director, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Anna University Campus,   Chennai, Member
10.Dr.Madhu Verma, Professor-Environment and Developmental Economics, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM),   Bhopal, MP, Member

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SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GEOSPHERE-BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME
(SC-IGBP)

(Proposed Future Earth Committee)

Introduction

A special Committee for the IGBP was created at the 21st General Assembly of ICSU in 1986 to plan for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change (IGBP). The objectives of the SC-IGBP are:

- to describe and understand the interactive physical, chemical and biological processes that regulate the total Earth system, the unique environment that it provides for life, the changes that are occurring in this system and the manner in which they are influenced by human actions. A Scientific Committee was appointed in September,1990 (as the successor to the Special Committee) to guide the implementation of the IGBP research.

Secretariat:
Mrs. Sri Sahlin , Administrative Officer, IGBP, IGBP Secretariat, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Box 50005, SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden,
Tel:(46-8) 6739561, Fax:(46-8)166405, E.mail:sri.sahlin@igbp.kva.se
http://www.igbp.net



JOINT NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL GEOSPHERE-BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME (IGBP) AND WORLD CLIMATE RESEARCH PROGRAMME (WCRP)

(Proposed Future Earth Committee)

1. Professor K. Krishna Moorthy, FNA, Chairman
2. Dr.M. Dileep Kumar, FNA, Member
? 3. Professor Anindya Sarkar, FNA, Member
4. Professor M. Nair Rajeevan, IITM, Pune, Member
5. Dr. R.R. Yadav, BSIP, Member
6. Dr.Thamban Meloth, NCAOR, Member

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No. of Core Projects: 14


WORLD CLIMATE RESEARCH PROGRAMME (WCRP)

Introduction

The conduct of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is governed by an agreement in 1993 between ICSU, WMO and IOC which makes the programme a collaborative undertaking of the three organisations. The objectives of WCRP are to develop the fundamental scientific understanding of the physical climate system and climate processes need to determine to what extend climate can be predicted and the extent of man's influence on climate.

There is a joint WMO/ICSU and IOC scientific committee (JSC) which provided scientific guidance in all aspects of the WCRP in harmony with overall aims of the sponsoring organisations.

Secretariat:
David Carlson, Director, WCRP, c/o WMO, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix, Case postale 2300, Geneva 2, 1211, Switzerland, Tel:+41 22 730 81 11, Fax: +41 22 730 8036
E.mail: wcrp@wmo.int
http://www.wcrp@wmo.int

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INTERNATIONAL UNION OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (IUBS)

Introduction

The International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) was created in 1919. Its objectives are: to promote the study of biological sciences; to initiate, facilitate and coordinate research capacity building and other scientific activities, which necessitate international and interdisciplinary cooperation; to ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of cooperative research, and especially those of IUBS scientific programs; to promote the organization of international conferences and to assist the publication of their reports.

The IUBS scientific programmes are of an interdisciplinary nature. These programmes include among others, integrative biology, biodiversity (DIVERSITAS), bioethics, biotechnology, bio-indicators, biological education, biological nomenclature, biosystematics, reproductive biology and aquaculture and biological complexity.

Secretariat:
Professor L.S.Shashidhara, Secretary General, IUBS, Professor & Coordinator (Biology), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pashan Road, Pune-411 008,
Tel:+020-2590-8001,
Fax:+020-2589-9790,
E.mail: ls.shashidhara@iiserpune.ac.in



NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNION OF BIOLOGICAL
SCIENCES (IUBS)  (www.iubs.org)
 
Professor Usha Vijayraghavan FNA , Chairperson
 
Dr. Gaiti Hasan FNA, Member
 
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Mishra FNA, Member
Professor Anil Grover FNA, Member
 
Professor Renee Maria Borges, FNA, Member
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Current Programme: 6

COMMITTEE ON DATA FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CODATA)

Introduction

The Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) was set up by the XI General Assemby of ICSU held at Bombay during January 1966. CODATA is concerned with all types of qualitative data resulting from experimental measurements or observations in the physical, biological, geological and astronomical sciences. Particular emphasis is given to data management problems common to different scientific disciplines and to data used outside the field in which they were generated. The general objectives are:

-The improvement of the quality and accessibility of data, as well as the methods by which data are acquired, managed and analysed;
-The facilitation of international cooperation among those collecting, organising and usng data; and
-The promotion of an increased awareness in the scientific and technical community of the importance of these activities.

Secretariat:
Dr.Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA, 5 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Paris, France, Tel:+33 1 45 25 0496, Fax: +33 1 42 88 1466, +33 06 86304259 (cell), E.mail:simon@codata.org;
Website: http://www.codata.org/


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR COMMITTEE ON DATA FOR SCIENCE
& TECHNOLOGY (CODATA) (www.codata.org)
 
Dr. Anil Kumar, FNA, Chairman
 
Dr.Debasisa Mohanty, FNA, Member
 
Dr.Usha Munshi, IIPA, New Delhi, Member
 
Dr.R.R, Hirwani, CSIR Unit for Research & Development of Information Products (URDIP), Pune, Member
 
Dr.Arnab Bhattacharya, CSE, IIT, Kanpur, Member
 
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No. of Votes: 1
No. of Task Groups: 8
No. of Working Groups: 5
No. of Commissions: 2

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