• 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 .

IGBP Secretariat

The IGBP Secretariat staff coordinated the central activities of the Programme, under the leadership of an Executive Director. The Secretariat implemented the decisions of the Scientific Committee of the IGBP, worked with the Core Projects to provide support to the overall research effort, raised funds for IGBP activities, communicated IGBP’s research to a wide variety of audiences, liaised with partner organisations, and administered the IGBP central budget.

The IGBP Secretariat was part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm

Postal address:

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
IGBP Secretariat
Box 50005
SE-104 05 Stockholm

Visitors address:

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
IGBP Secretariat
Lilla Frescativägen 4A
SE-114 18 Stockholm

IGBP Secretariat - past staff members throughout the years


Beatriz Balino, Acting Deputy Director (Natural Sciences)

June Barwick, Assistant to the Executive Director

Anna Bastås, Acting Information Officer

John Bellamy, Technical Editor/Graphics Designer

Britta Boström, Finance Coordinator

June Boström, Assistant to the Executive Director

Emilie Brévière, Acting Deputy Director (Natural Sciences)

Wendy Broadgate, Deputy Director (Natural Sciences)

Ninad Bondre, Senior Science Editor and Advisor

Clare Bradshaw, Acting Science Communicator

Lisa Cronqvist, Information Coordinator/Technical Editor

Hilarie Cutler, Graphics Designer

Adam Czullinski, System Analysist

Cynthia Deaves, Assistant to the Executive Director

Susannah Elliot, Science Communicator

Reed Evans, Science-policy Manager

Noreen Fuad, Administrative Assistant

Owen Gaffney, Director of Communications

Neil Hamilton, Visiting Scientist

Mariah Herlin, Administrative Assistant

Erik Huss, Science Editor

Magdalena Kanger, Information Coordinator/Technical Editor

Fredrik Liljedahl, Finance Assistant

Naomi Lubick, Interim Science Editor

Sheila Lunter, Information Officer

John Marks, Acting Executive Director

João M.F. de Morais, Deputy Director (Social Sciences)

Richard Moss

Kevin Noone, Executive Director

Suzanne Nash, Information Officer

Petra Nilsson, Interim Graphic Designer

Dennis Ojima

Linlin Olsson, Finance Coordinator

Chris Rapley, Executive Director

Sofia Roger, Information Officer

Risa Rosenberg, Programme Officer

Thomas Rosswall, Executive Director

Sri Sahlin, Administrative Coordinator & Finance Support

Angelina Sanderson, Assistant Editor

Sybil Seitzinger, Executive Director

Jenny Skoglund, Finance Assistant

Karen Smyth, Acting Executive Director

Will Steffen, Executive Director

Neil Swanberg, Deputy Executive Director

Hassan Virji, Deputy Executive Director

Elise Wännman, Director for Finances

Sophia Westlund, Administration

Mary Ann Williams, Science Communicator

Clemencia Widlund, Administration and Finance Officer

Phillip Williamson, Editor: IGBP Book Series

Charlotte Wilson, Office Manager

Jane Yamamoto, Administrative Assistant

Weizuo Ye

Ting Yiu, Finance and Administration Intern

Bill Young, Science Editor

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