• Published: August 19, 2014

    SOLAS announces call for scientific committee members


    The Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) has announced a call for nominations to its scientific committee. The deadline for applications is 22 September 2014.
  • Published: August 12, 2014

    IPBES call for members


    The new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiveristy and Ecoystems Services (IPBES) is accepting nominations for its "Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP)". Deadline 15 August.
  • Published: July 3, 2014

    Future Earth secretariat announced


    The secretariat for the new ten-year research initiative Future Earth has been announced. Future Earth's  secretariat will span three continents with five global hubs in Montreal, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm and Boulder, Colorado (U.S.)
  • Published: June 26, 2014

    IGBP's second synthesis


    Following IGBP's first landmark synthesis published in 2004 Global Change and the Earth System: a planet under pressure (Springer), we are embarking on our second synthesis scheduled for completion in 2015. The synthesis will bring together the key Earth-system research findings in the last decade from across our projects to build on the foundations of concepts such as the Anthropocene and planetary stewardship.
  • Published: June 25, 2014

    IGBP Annual report now out


    IGBP's latest annual report has just been published. The report highlights research from across IGBP's nine projects including palaeoclimate, marine science, land-use change and atmospheric chemistry.

  • Published: May 23, 2014

    Record rainfall turned Australia into giant carbon sink


    In 2010-2011, exceptional rainfall lashed Australia creating a flood disaster zone the size of France, Germany and Italy combined. The additional vegetation resulting from the rainfall turned Australia into a giant carbon sink soaking up 4 billion tons of carbon in 2011 – the equivalent of more than 40% of emissions from burning fossil fuels that year - according to researchers for the Global Carbon Project in Nature .

  • Published: May 12, 2014

    UK announces call for African climate-related proposals


    A major new £20m research programme Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), funded by the UK's aid agency DFID and environmental funding agency NERC, has announced two calls for proposal relating to climate variability and global climate models for Africa.
  • Published: May 8, 2014

    European space agency to fund 20 early-careeer researchers


    The European Space Agency (ESA) has issued a call for research proposals under its Living Planet Fellowship initiative. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2014.
  • From clouds to carbon:
    land-atmosphere interactions
    in the spotlight


    Understanding the interface between the land and the atmosphere has been an important component of IGBP’s research. Here we highlight three recent contributions that resulted from research sponsored b...
  • Coastal megacities:
    risks and opportunities


    Every year, more and more people are flocking to live near the sea’s edge, often congregating in massive cities. Sophie Blackburn and Mark Pelling explore what happens when urban and coastal zones col...
  • Dynamic deltas


    Many of the world’s deltas are sinking much faster than sea level is rising globally. No two deltas are alike: the causes and consequences of sinking thus vary widely, James Syvitski tells Sebastian M...
  • Around 500 million people worldwide live on deltas, but many of the world's deltas are sinking due to mining, damming and other causes. IGBP has produced an infographic highlighting the challenges to the world's deltas.
  • A new data visualization released on the first day of the plenary negotiations at the UNFCCC’s climate negotiations (COP-19) in Warsaw articulates climate risks and the challenge of remaining below 2 degrees.
  • Videos now online from the Stockholm public forum to mark the launch of the IPCC's climate report, 28 September 2013 (Fifth Assessment Report Working Group I summary for policymakers). The event was organized by IGBP and partners.
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  • AfricanNESS Science Plan


    A strategy for global environmental change research in Africa. Published 2008.

  • Global Change Magazine No. 82


    This issue features a full-spread infographic on deltas at risk, accompanied by a Q&A with IGBP Chair James Syvitski. You can also read about coastal megacities, the progress in crystallising the Sust...
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