• 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 .
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IGBP Core Projects - Phase Two

  • AIMES: Analysis, Integration and Modelling of the Earth System
  • Future Earth Coasts (formerly LOICZ: Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone)
  • GLP: Global Land Project
  • IGAC: International Global Atmospheric Chemistry
  • iLEAPS: Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study
  • IMBER: Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
  • PAGES: Past Global Changes
  • SOLAS: Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study

Joint Projects

  • CCAFS: Climate Change and Food Security
  • GECAFS - Global Environmental Change and Food Systems
  • GCP: Global Carbon Project
  • GECHH: Global Environmental Change and Human Health
  • GWSP: Global Water System Project
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