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IGBP

International Geosphere Biosphere Program

Completed

www.igbp.net


Type of Structure: program
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: ICSU
Child Organisations: AIMES, IGAC, IGBP-Swiss-Comm, ILEAPS, IMBER, LOICZ, PAGES, SOLAS, START
No more in operation: BAHC, ESSP, GAIM, GCTE, GLOBEC, IGBP-DIS, IGOS, JGOFS, LUCC
Duration : 1986 to 2015 COMPLETED
Contact Address: no office contact defined

related to IGBP
holding an official function in IGBP

General information and objectives

IGBP was an international scientific research program that studies the interactions between biological, chemical and physical processes and how they impact (and are impacted by) with human systems. The Programme is built on interdisciplinarity, international networking and scientific integration. It addresses questions where an integrated, international approach is necessary. IGBP adds value to a large number of individual, national and regional research projects through the integration of activities in order to achieve enhanced scientific understanding of the Earth System.

The program ended in 2015. Most core projects continue to operate under the new umbrella program Future Earth

Key issues of the IGBP werre:

  • Atmosphere: How is the chemistry of the global atmosphere regulated, and what is the role of biological processes in producing and consuming greenhouse gases? (IGAC)

  • Land: How will global change affect terrestrial ecosystems? (GLP)

  • Ocean: How do ocean biogeochemical processes influence and respond to climate change? (GLOBEC, IMBER)

  • Land-Atmosphere Interface: How do interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes (which transport and transform energy and matter across the land-atmosphere interface) control atmospheric composition and affect the climate, land cover and human health? (iLEAPS)

  • Land-Ocean Interface: How will changes in land use, sea level and climate alter coastal ecosystems, and what are the wider consequences of these changes? (LOICZ)

  • Ocean-Atmosphere Interface: What is the role that ocean-atmosphere interactions play in the regulation of climate and global change? (SOLAS)

  • System-wide Integration:

    • How are humans affecting the Earth's environmental cycles, and how can we quantify the interactions and feedbacks between the environmental systems and human activities and decisions? (AIMES)

    • How can records of past climate and environmental changes be best used to aid in interpreting current and future einvironmental change? (PAGES)


IGBP is structered by number of "core projects" and support projects.


Core projects of IGBP

IGBP Stockholm publishes the following items:



  • IGBP Newsletter (4 issues per year)

  • IGBP Report presenting the science and implementation plans of the IGBP


Core project specific publications are published by the individual core projects.



For further details, link to the IGBP Home Page

Last update: 4/18/16
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2017)

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