• 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 .

Ocean and climate studies: linking physical, biogeochemical, and ecosystems research

Eos Transactions (2008)
Hazeleger W
Doi: 10.1029/2008EO250006
Vol. 89; Issue 25; pp. 227

Climate Driving of Marine Ecosystem Changes (CLIMECO): Training for Young Marine Scientists; Brest, France, 21–24 April 2008; Earth system science has inherent interdisciplinary aspects. In the marine environment, biogeochemical, ecological, and physical climate science processes interact strongly. Examples of these interactions are feedbacks between variations in the marine carbon cycle and radiative forcing in the atmosphere, variations in the distribution of tuna related to El Niño–Southern Oscillation, and the distribution of nutrients in ventilated water masses that are subject to climate variability.

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