North American academics are invited to participate in the first of a series of webinars designed specifically for scientists to become familiar with Future Earth and its potential implications for Earth System Science research. The consultation is being undertaken on behalf of ICSU, and its partners in the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability³. This one-hour event on May 2 will provide information on planning to date and allow input in the North American context. The second webinar in the series will take place on May 30.
Jack Kaye (NASA) will chair the webinar. Speakers include:
Please share this invitation with those whom you feel would benefit from participating in this consultation. If you or others are unable to participate but wish to provide your input, please visit: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/futureearth/index.htm.
The webinars will be recorded and archived and linked with the site above.
For additional information on the North American Consultation for Future Earth, please visit: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/futureearth/index.htm
Please contact David Allen (U.S. Global Change Research Program)
with any questions.
Tel: +1 (202) 419-3486
¹ International Geosphere-Biosphere Program, International Human Dimensions Program, DIVERSITAS
Future Earth will be the successor to the Earth System Science Partnership with active engagement of the climate science community through the World Climate Research Program .
² The organizing committee included representatives of the following organizations: Canadian Climate Forum (Canada), Climate Institute (United States), International Council for Science, National Academy of Sciences (United States), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States), National Science Foundation (United States), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), U.S. Global Change Research Program (United States), and Western University (Canada) http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/futureearth/PGA_082662
³ International Social Science Council, The Belmont Forum, United Nations University, United Nations Environment Program, United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization, and the World Meteorological Organization as an observer.
IGBP closed at the end of 2015. This website is no longer updated.