• 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 .
Published: January 13, 1998

IGBP Reports 25-47

Here you can download copies of early IGBP Reports as pdfs.

IGBP Report  25PDF (pdf, 1.9 MB)

LOICZ Science Plan

IGBP Report  26PDF (pdf, 2.7 MB)

Towards a Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)

IGBP Report  27PDF (pdf, 4.7 MB)

Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle: The Operational Plan

IGBP Report  28PDF (pdf, 5.9 MB)

IGBP in Action: Work Plan 1994- 1998

IGBP Report  29PDF (pdf, 2.1 MB)

Africa and Global Change

IGBP Report 30PDF (pdf, 3.8 MB)

IGBP Global Modelling and Data Activities 1994-1998

IGBP Report 31PDF (pdf, 1.8 MB)

African Savannas and the Global Atmosphere Research Agenda

IGBP Report 32PDF (pdf, 6.1 MB)

International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project

The Operational Plan

IGBP Report 33PDF (pdf, 9.9 MB)

Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Implementation Plan

IGBP Report 34PDF (pdf, 1.4 MB)

BAHC-IGAC-GCTE Science Task Team Report of First Meeting

IGBP Report 35PDF (pdf, 6.1 MB)

Land-Use and Land-Cover Change Science/Research Plan

IGBP Report 36PDF (pdf, 2.6 MB)

The IGBP Terrestrial Transects: Science Plan

IGBP Report 37PDF (pdf, 4.1 MB)

IGBP Northern Eurasia Study:Prospectus for an Integrated Global Change Research Project

IGBP Report 38PDF (pdf, 1.8 MB)

Natural Disturbances and Human Land Use in Dynamic Global Vegetation Models

IGBP Report 39PDF (pdf, 3.4 MB)

Modelling the Transport and Transformation of Terrestrial Materials to Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems Workshop Report

IGBP Report 40PDF (pdf, 361.4 kB)

Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC)

Science Plan

IGBP Report 41PDF (pdf, 1 MB)

The Miombo Network: Framework for a Terrestrial Transect Study of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in the Miombo Ecosystems of Central Africa

IGBP Report 42PDF (pdf, 491.5 kB)

The Kalahari Transect: Research on Global Change and Sustainable

Development in Southern Africa

IGBP Report 43PDF (pdf, 419.6 kB)

Predicting Global Change Impacts on Mountain Hydrology and Ecology: Integrated Catchment Hydrology / Altitudinal Gradient Studies

Workshop Report

IGBP Report 44PDF (pdf, 1 MB)

START Implementation Plan 1997-2002

IGBP Report 45PDF (pdf, 3.9 MB)

Past Global Changes Status Report and Implementation Plan

IGBP Report 46PDF (pdf, 759.5 kB)

Global Wetland Distribution and Functional Characterization: Trace Gases and the Hydrologic Cycle Workshop Report

IGBP Report 47PDF (pdf, 2.4 MB)

Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Implementation Plan

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