• 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: April 9, 2015

The Ocean in a High-CO2 World symposium

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The fourth international symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World will take place in Hobart, Australia, from 3-6 May 2016. www.highco2-iv.org


Symposium Themes


  • Changing ocean carbonate chemistry from coastal to open ocean environments: past, present and future
  • Linking process studies and observations from local to regional scales 
  • Ecosystem change and resilience in response to ocean acidification 
  • Multiple environmental stressors and their compounding influences on ocean acidification response 
  • Acclimation and adaption to ocean acidification 
  • Impacts of ocean acidification on fisheries, food security and biodiversity


Important Dates


1 May 2015
Symposium Registration Opens

1 June 2015
Abstract Submission Opens

2 November 2015
Abstracts Due

31 January 2016
Early Registration Closes

3 May 2016
Symposium Commences in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


More information: http://www.highco2-iv.org/


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