• 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 .

Ex-officio Members

Ghassem Asrar / Roberta Boscolo
World Climate Research Programme

Wendy Broadgate
(Secretary) International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Deliang Chen / Carthage Smith / Gisbert Glaser
International Council for Science

Anantha Duraiappah / Deborah Rogers / Leisl Neskakis
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change

Owen Gaffney
(Communications Committee)
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Richard Hart
Elsevier, UK

Ada Ignaciuk / Martin Rice
Earth System Science Partnership

John Ingram
(Local Organising Committee)
NERC / University of Oxford, UK

Anne Larigauderie / Anne-Helene Prieur-Richard

Peter Liss
(Local Organising Committee)
The Royal Society, UK

João Morais
(Fundraising Committee)
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Patricia Pinho
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Brazilian Regional Office

Sybil Seitzinger
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Karen Smyth
(Board of Patrons Liaison, Session Support)
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

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