• 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 .

CalCOFI: a half century of physical, chemical, and biological research in the California Current System

Deep Sea Research II (2003)
Bograd S J, Checkley D A and Wooster W S (eds)
Doi: 10.1016/S0967-0645(03)00122-X
Vol 50; pp. 2349-2594

The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) program has been sampling the physics, chemistry, and biology of the California Current System since 1949, making it the world's longest-running multi-disciplinary oceanographic field program. Founded by leading marine scientists, CalCOFI from its inception took an ecosystem approach to understanding physical–biological coupling in the ocean. Its 54-year time series (and counting) now permits an exploration of a range of oceanographic and fisheries problems across a broad temporal spectrum. As a celebration of more than half a century of CalCOFI, this issue presents 13 manuscripts that sample the breadth of integrated marine research conducted under its auspices.

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