Published: Monday, 19 September 2016 11:55
PAGES welcomes guest scientist Dr Erle Ellis to our office in Bern.
Ellis, on leave for one year from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, USA, is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems.
A long-time collaborator with PAGES, he will work with the LandCover6k working group and GLP on his GLOBE project. He is also working on a special issue of the Journal: Land on Anthromes 12k, and writing a book.
GLOBE currently supports real-time global geospatial analysis. The plan is to build a prototype for real-time geo-temporal analysis and visualization over the past 50,000 years. Ellis aims to show how both can connect in deep time, using online interactive tools.
Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:08
At the 43rd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Nairobi, Kenya, from 11-13 April 2016, the Panel approved the preparation of a Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.
To develop the scope and outline of this Special Report, a Scoping Meeting will be held in the week of 13 February 2017 (venue to be confirmed). The Scoping Meeting would result in a draft Scoping Paper describing the objectives and an annotated outline of the Special Report as well as the process and timeline for its preparation. During its 45th Session, in April 2017, the Panel will review the draft Scoping Paper and decide on further IPCC work on this Special Report.
Future Earth, as an observer organization to the IPCC, is invited to nominate experts to participate in the Scoping Meeting of this Special Report. Members of the Future Earth Committees, Secretariat, leaders of Core Projects and Knowledge-Action Networks are invited to propose themselves or colleagues from the Future Earth network.
Nominations due Thursday 29 September 2016 (6pm CEST).
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