Future Earth research projects
Future Earth science is based on core projects and other initiatives related to Global Environmental Change.
Currently, the core projects exist under the umbrella of four global environmental change programmes, DIVERSITAS, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Some further projects arose out of the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). A formal process for the accession of these projects into Future Earth is underway.
European Alliance of Global Change Research Committees aims to establish functional working relationships with the core projects. European Alliance visions that the national committees and core projects can collaborate and form operative networks of local and regional stakeholders, policy-makers, and scientists working on specific projects.
AIMES — Analysis, Integration and Modelling of the Earth System
CCAFS — Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
ESG — Earth System Governance
GCP — Global Carbon Project
GECHH — Global Environmental Change and Human Health
GLP — Global Land Project
GMBA — Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment
GWSP — Global Water System Project
IGAC — International Global Atmospheric Chemistry
IHOPE — Integrated History and Future of People on Earth
iLEAPS — Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study
IMBER — Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
IRG — Integrated Risk Governance Project
LOICZ — Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone
MAIRS — Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study
PAGES — Past Global Changes
PECS — Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society
SOLAS — Surface Ocean–Lower Atmosphere Study
UGEC — Urbanization and Global Environmental Change
More information about the core projects can be found on Future Earth website.