• 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 .

photo: © iStockphoto.com/brians101

Published: November 17, 2015

Use of and access to content on this website

News |

Text and images produced by IGBP in house are free to use with appropriate credits.

To use other material that has been reproduced on the IGBP website or in its publications, please contact the original sources.

To access material from IGBP's electronic archive please contact the International Council for Science (ICSU; www.icsu.org)

To access material from IGBP's hardcopy archive please contact the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (www.kva.se)

For general information about global-change research and IGBP material please contact Future Earth (futureearth.org)

Share this page
Tell a friend (opens in new window)
Follow us

Please note!

IGBP closed at the end of 2015. This website is no longer updated.

No events available

  • Global Change Magazine No. 84

    This final issue of the magazine takes stock of IGBP’s scientific and institutional accomplishments as well as its contributions to policy and capacity building. It features interviews of several past...

  • Global Change Magazine No. 83

    This issue features a special section on carbon. You can read about peak greenhouse-gas emissions in China, the mitigation of black carbon emissions and the effect of the 2010-2011 La Niña event on gl...