In view of the common interest in promoting electrochemical research and technology, ECS and the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) have entered into an agreement to intensify their co-operation in the future. The agreement refers to the exchange of information, to the co-ordinated scheduling of scientific meetings, and to the creation of a joint task force, open to other major electrochemical societies, aimed at identifying actions by which both societies may serve the electrochemical community.
Both societies will inform each other of present and future activities, and will coordinate scheduling of meetings to avoid overlap wherever possible. Meetings will be announced on each society's website and links provided to the pages corresponding to the meetings. Each organization will provide a table at their major meetings where visitors may obtain information and applications, flyers for upcoming meetings, and promotional material for each society's publiscations.
The societies signed the formal agreement on September 13, 2007, in Banff, Canada, at the 58th Annual Meeting of ISE. ECS President Barry MacDougall was on hand to sign the agreement for ECS, along with ISE President Chistopher M. A. Brett.
ECS is an 8,000-member organization of scientists and engineers in over 70 countries worldwide. The Society’s tradition of scientific excellence provides a strong foundation, yet enables a progressive atmosphere for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, in both fundamental and applied aspects. Visit ECS on the Web at www.electrochem.org.