The SEI Science Forum 2013 addresses the challenges of today and identify tomorrow’s opportunities and includes lively discussions on subjects such as water, energy and food security, the prospects for international climate change negotiations and the urgency and co-benefits of reducing short-lived climate pollutants. The interactions at the Forum can lead to new and innovative research projects.

The Science Forum 2013 was inspired by 72 abstracts from all SEI centers, of which 21 cover completed research, 39 concern research in progress, and 12 are ideas for future research. Only 40 abstracts were selected for presentation at the Forum due to the time constraints. However, this book of abstracts includes all 72 submitted abstracts covering a wide range of topics and is a good reflection of the Institute’s activities.