• 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 .

International Young Scientists' Global Change Conference 2003

Global and Planetary Change (2005)
Grosskurth J, Ross K and Alverson K (eds)
Vol 47; Nos 2-4

The 2003 START International Young Scientists Global Change Conference, the aims of which were to stimulate competition, encourage excellence, reward outstanding performance, encourage the development of personal and institutional networks, and at the same time indulge in high-level capacity building among young scientists from both developed and developing countries, was hosted by the Third World Academy of Sciences in Trieste, Italy from 17-19 November 2003.

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