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IGBP @ AGU 2015: update

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IGBP will hold its Landmark Synthesis Event at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in December this year. Preparations for the event are in full swing. Here's a brief update.

IGBP is organising a series of scientific sessions and other activities as part of its Landmark Synthesis Event at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), 14-18 December, 2015. This will provide an occasion to celebrate our scientific and institutional legacy and hand over the baton of global-change research to Future Earth. We look forward to seeing our community, partners and well-wishers later this year. 


  • Scientific sessions: IGBP is co-sponsoring almost 100 sessions covering an extraordinarily broad range of topics. Among the highlights are two union sessions as well as integrative sessions on the Southern Ocean and land science.


  • Early-career scientists' workshop(11-12 December): IGBP and Future Earth will hold a workshop for early-career scientists in advance of the AGU meeting (11-12 December) at Stanford University. The workshop, which will bring together early-career scientists from the global South and North, will focus on co-design and co-production of knowledge.


  • Celebration banquet(13 December): This will be held in the evening on 13 December and will bring together past and present community members to reminisce about and celebrate IGBP's achievements.


  • Bella Gaia performance (17 December): IGBP, AGU and Future Earth are sponsoring a music-and-dance performance by the Bella Gaia group based on the theme of global change. This will be followed by a panel discussion involving representatives of the three organisations and moderated by the award-winning journalist Gaia Vince.


IGBP is supporting the attendance of tens of developing-country scientists. Special thanks to the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) for supporting participants from the Asia-Pacific region. Thanks also to NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) for their support.