• 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 .

The GLP mindset in action: new EU-FP7 project VOLANTE develops visions for future land use transitions in Europe

GLP NEWS, Newsletter of the Global Land Project International Project Office (2011)
Reenberg A, Pedroli B and Rouncewell M
No. 7; pp. 17-20
This short communication presents a major new interdisciplinary research project funded within the European Union’s 7th
Framework Programme (EU-FP7). The ambition of the project is to build on the insight and experience of the land system science community within Europe and through international networks such as the Global Land Project, to develop a Roadmap of pathways to sustainable land resource management in Europe. The starting point for the VOLANTE (Visions Of LANd use Transitions in Europe) research is the recent advances in integrated land use modelling, analysis of interactions and feedbacks in coupled human-environmental systems, land use transitions and critical thresholds in land system dynamics. The project combines the capacity of 14 European research groups, active within the Global Land Project and in the LANDSCAPE EUROPE Network, and will be carried out over the coming four years.
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