• 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 .

Young Scientist Network Holds Inaugural Workshop

Eos (2005)
Scholze M, Mahowald N and Hibbard K (eds)
Doi: 10.1029/2005EO450006
Vol 86; Issue 45; pp. 447-448

The vulnerability and sustainability of the global human-environment system is poised on a threshold of uncertainty in the near- and long-term future. The future of the planet may at least be partly in the hands of young scientists.

Because Earth system science has become increasingly integrative and the need for international communication is increasingly important, an international young scientist network was established in June 2005 as a key activity of the Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme.

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