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. 

Research 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.

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