• A personal note on IGBP and the social sciences

    Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
  • IGBP and Earth observation:
    a co-evolution

    The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .
Published: October 8, 2013

Call to host major international coastal zone project

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The call is now open for intitutions to host a major coasts initiative, the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) project. Deadline for expressions of interst: 15 November 2013. More.

The LOICZ project is sponsored by IGBP and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). IGBP and IHDP are in the process of a transition to the new Future Earth initiative with a focus on global sustainability research. Coasts will play an integral role in the Future Earth science strategy making this an exciting time to be involved in international coastal research.

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