IGBP began in 1987. IGBP was an international scientific research programme examining how Earth's biological, chemical and physical processes interact at a regional and global scale, and how these processes affect and are affected by society.
IGBP was sponsored by the International Council for Science.
IGBP sponsored 12 projects, plus many more initiatives*.
The programme was built on interdisciplinarity, international networking and scientific integration. It addressed questions where an integrated, international approach is necessary. IGBP adds value to a large number of individual, national and regional research projects by integrating activities to achieve a better understanding of the Earth System.
IGBP and our projects:
*Because of the integrated international nature of our work, many projects are co-sponsored by other organisations.
IGBP closed at the end of 2015. This website is no longer updated.