• 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 .

Global Land Project: 2014 Open Science Meeting

"Land transformations: between global challenges and local realities"

March 19, 2014 - March 21, 2014
Venue: Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany
GLP International Project Office (celia.cristina@inpe.br)

Call for sessions:
Deadline for session proposals - January 5th, 2013
Land Transformations: Between Global Challenges and Local Realities

The 2014 Global Land Project Open Science Meeting will synthesize and discuss the role of the land system as a platform for human-environment interactions, connecting local land use decisions to global impacts and responses.

Main conference themes:

  • Rethinking land change transitions: drastic changes in land cover and subtle changes in land management
  • Local land users in a tele-connected world: the role of human decision making on land use as both a driver and response to global environmental change
  • Impacts and responses: land systems changes to mitigate global environmental change impacts and adapt to increasing demands for food, fuel and ecosystem services
  • Land governance: the ways in which alternative approaches to governance of land resources can enhance the sustainability transition
Sessions can be submitted under the following formats:
  • Research Presentation Session: 5 oral presentations on related topics
  • Round-table Discussion: 3-5 speed talks followed by discussion
  • World Cafe Workshop: discussion format around 2-3 open statements or questions
  • Short Training Session: short training course on a specific topic
  • Open Format: new innovative session formats are welcome
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