• 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: May 2, 2012

U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes ten-year strategy

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The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has released the new National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021: A Strategic Plan for the U. S. Global Change Research Program.
The new strategy is built around four strategic goals: advance science, inform decisions, conduct sustained assessments, and communicate and educate. In addition to these four goals, the strategy emphasizes "the importance of national and international partnerships that leverage Federal investments and provide for the widest use of Program results".

The strategy builds on the program’s strengths in integrated observations, modeling, and information services for science that serves societal needs.

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