September 2019: Interest in new NITRO networks in North America and Europe

Discussions have started to establish regional networks of inter- and trans- disciplinary research organisations in both North America and Europe. Those in formal leadership positions in suitable organisations are being contacted to ascertain interest. If you would like to be involved please contact The regional networks will also be part of the global network.

September 2019: ITD Alliance Launched at International Transdisciplinarity conference

The ITD-Alliance (Inter- and Trans- Disciplinarity Alliance) – a new professional association for individuals, as well as existing professional associations and networks – was launched at the International Transdisciplinarity conference in Gothenburg, Sweden in September. Founding member associations include td-Net, Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, International Network for the Science of Team Science and Integration and […]

August 2019: Planning for next NITRO-Oceania meeting in June 2020 is underway

At the NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference on August 16, 2019, Tayanah O’Donnell outlined plans for the SRI 2020 (Sustainability Resource and Innovation 2020) meeting in Brisbane and options for including the next NITRO-Oceania meeting as either part of that meeting or adjacent to that meeting. The Executive also discussed plans to get the Impact Narratives working […]

August 2019: Help inform environmental leadership education at University of Nottingham. Survey closes end August

Share your thoughts on the conditions needed to develop environmental leadership, with the results helping to shape the University of Nottingham’s MSc in Environmental Leadership & Management. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes and you can access it here: For more information about the research project, please contact Chris Ives at

August 2019: Transdisciplinary oceans research includes South Pacific

University of the South Pacific researchers, including NITRO-Oceania Executive member Professor Derrick Armstrong, are part of an international team led by the University of Strathclyde that has been awarded £20m by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The One Ocean Hub team from the UK, the South Pacific, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, and the Caribbean […]

August 2019: First paper from global leaders’ network: Forging future organisational leaders for sustainability science

A commentary developed at the November 2018 meeting of the global network of leaders in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations has been published in Nature Sustainability: Gordon, I.J., Bawa, K., Bammer, G., Boone, C., Dunne, J., Hart, D., Hellmann, J., Miller, A., New, M., Ometto, J., Pickett, S., Wendorf, G., Agrawal, A., Bertsch, P., Campbell, […]

June 2019: Participation in Belmont Forum workshop on transdisciplinary metrics

NITRO-Oceania was represented by Professor Gabriele Bammer at a workshop to discuss quantitative and qualitative measures of transdisciplinary engagement. The workshop was organised by the Belmont Forum on June 26-28 at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia USA. Participants are now finalising a recommendations document for review and implementation by funding and coordination bodies of […]