Global Research Projects

These projects mobilize thousands of scientists who generate research on important aspects of global change, including the atmosphere, oceans and land and on the history of people and climate. 
20 total

AIMES — Analysis, Integration and Modelling of the Earth System  

AIMES is an Earth System synthesis and integration project. It builds on the foundation of the Global Analysis, Integration and Modelling (GAIM) task force.

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bioDISCOVERY  

Stimulate the basic research necessary to understand the mechanisms underlying biodiversity change and related ecosystem services change, and to provide input into policy to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

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bioGENESIS  

bioGENESIS aims at providing an evolutionary framework for biodiversity science.

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ecoSERVICES  

ecoSERVICES is dedicated to investigating the impact of biodiversity change on ecosystem functioning and services, and human well-being.

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ESG — Earth System Governance  

The Earth System Governance Project is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change.

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Future Earth Coasts  

The vision of Future Earth Coasts (former LOICZ) is to work to support sustainability and adaptation to global change in the coastal zone.

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GCP — Global Carbon Project  

The scientific goal of the project is to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle, including both its biophysical and human dimensions together with the interactions and feedbacks between them.

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GLP — Global Land Programme  

The Global Land Project brings together integrated science perspectives on the understanding of Land Systems. Land Systems are coupled human-environment systems that influence the land use and land cover and the ecosystem services derived from these.

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GMBA — Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment  

The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) network actively explores and explains the great biological richness of the mountains of the world.

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IGAC — International Global Atmospheric Chemistry  

IGAC facilitates atmospheric chemistry research towards a sustainable world by fostering community, building capacity, and providing leadership.

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IHOPE — Integrated History and Future of People on Earth  

The Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE) is a global network of researchers and research projects using integrative frameworks to combine study human and Earth system history on behalf of our species’ future. IHOPE’s long-term, human-scale perspective unites Earth system science with the social sciences, the humanities, and communities of practice.

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iLEAPS — Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study  

iLEAPS aims to enhance the understanding of how interacting biological, chemical and physical processes transport energy and matter through the land – atmosphere interface at all scales from past to future and local to global, with particular emphasis on the human influence on these processes.

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IMBeR — Integrated Marine Biosphere Research  

IMBeR is an international project that aims to investigate the sensitivity of marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems to global change, on time scales ranging from years to decades. IMBER aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of – and accurate predictive capacity for – ocean responses to accelerating global change and the consequent effects on the Earth System and human society.

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IRG — Integrated Risk Governance Project  

The Integrated Risk Governance Project is a ten-year international effort in risk research to improve the management of new risks that exceed current coping capacities.

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oneHEALTH (former ecoHEALTH)  

oneHEALTH, formerly ecoHEALTH, explores the links between global environmental change and health for the planet and society. There is growing understanding around the ways human-mediated environmental changes (e.g. land use change, wildlife trade, deforestation, climate change, human migration) significantly affect the health of wild and domestic animals, plants, and humans, resulting in both infectious and non-communicable diseases.

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PAGES — Past Global Changes  

PAGES (Past Global Changes) supports science aimed at understanding the Earth’s past environment in order to make predictions for the future. PAGES scope of interest includes the physical climate system, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem processes, biodiversity, and human dimensions, on different time scales that reach back centuries to hundredthousands of years.

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PECS — Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society  

The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological systems, the services they generate, and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.

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SOLAS — Surface Ocean–Lower Atmosphere Study  

The international Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) project is an international research initiative aiming to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere.

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UGEC — Urbanization and Global Environmental Change  

The Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) project seeks to better our understanding of the regional and global implications of urbanization and the complex dynamic systems of urban areas that affect and are affected by global environmental change.

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Water Future — Sustainable Water Future Programme  

The Sustainable Water Future Programme (WATER FUTURE) is a global research platform with expertise and innovation in water research, policy, security and sustainability.

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