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.
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 .
Annual report | After almost three decades of coordinating international global-change research, IGBP will close at the end of 2015. This is IGBP's final annual report. As always, it includes research highlights from our core projects that span the full range of Earth-system topics. You can also read about our communications and other efforts during 2014/2015.
Annual report | Highlights from the 2013 IGBP annual report include latest research findings in marine science, land-use change and atmospheric chemistry as well as the global carbon budget, the ocean acidification summary for policymakers and updates on national committee activities.
Annual report | Highlights from the 2011 IGBP annual report include, among other things, the carbon cycle and climate, the behaviour of complex cloud-aerosol-precipitation systems, past ice-sheet dynamics and sea-level changes, the Planet Under Pressure conference and national-committee activities.
Annual report | The 2010 IGBP annual report is now available. It highlights, among other things, a recently constructed record of South American palaeoclimate, forest and grassland response to European heat waves, a review on marine food webs, and sources of Arctic pollutants.
Annual report | The 2009 IGBP annual report is now available. It highlights IGBP's participation in the Copenhagen climate conference, long-term Arctic cooling and its recent reversal, and the potential effects of ocean acidification. The report has been redesigned to make it more interesting to read and easy on the eye.
Annual report | The 2008 IGBP annual report is now available. The report highlights IGBP's role in supplying information to the United Nations, new emissions scenarios for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the rate of retreat of South American glaciers.
Annual report | This year's report has been redesigned in content and layout to appeal to a broader audience of policy makers and potential funders as well as the global environmental change science community.
This final issue of the magazine takes stock of IGBP’s scientific and institutional accomplishments as well as its contributions to policy and capacity building. It features interviews of several past...
This issue features a special section on carbon. You can read about peak greenhouse-gas emissions in China, the mitigation of black carbon emissions and the effect of the 2010-2011 La Niña event on gl...