More Bang for Your Buck: How Does Coordination Add Value to Sustainability Science? Posters

Session ID#: 8718

Session Description:
We live in a world where people, places and problems are increasingly interconnected. Actions at the local scale can have planetary effects. At the same time, some parts of the world are more vulnerable than others to extreme events or food insecurity driven by climate change. In this context research on global change and sustainability cannot be conducted in isolation. It was this realization that led to the setting up of initiatives such as the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, which harnessed the collective abilities and experiences of global networks of researchers. In recent years new initiatives such as Future Earth, the Thriving Earth Exchange, and numerous smaller-scale projects are expanding the frontiers of collaborative research.

This session assesses the value added by research coordination on sustainability topics and explores innovative approaches to enhancing collaboration, both globally and among disciplines. We invite contributions that share experiences and discuss ways forward.

Primary Convener:  Thorsten Kiefer, Future Earth, Global Secretariat Hub, Paris, France
Conveners:  Karen Louise Smyth, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Stockholm, Sweden, Ninad R Bondre, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden and Julien Emile-Geay, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
Chairs:  Thorsten Kiefer, Future Earth, Global Secretariat Hub, Paris, France and Julien Emile-Geay, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Thorsten Kiefer, Future Earth, Global Secretariat Hub, Paris, France

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
Index Terms:

0434 Data sets [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
6610 Funding [PUBLIC ISSUES]
6620 Science policy [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jessica Anne Rohde1, Sara Bowden1, Simon N Stephenson1 and Sandra Starkweather2, (1)Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, Arlington, VA, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Natasha Udu-gama, American Geophysical Union, Thriving Earth Exchange, Washington, United States and Rajul Pandya, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Linda Anne Stevenson, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Luis M Tupas, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington DC, United States
Clifford S Duke1, Kimberly Quach1 and Stephen T Jackson2, (1)Ecological Society of America, Washington, DC, United States, (2)United States Geological Survey, Southwest Climate Science Cent, Tucson, AZ, United States
Anuradha Kafle, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Mani Nepal and Priya Shyamsundar, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics, SANDEE, ICIMOD, Nepal, Lalitpur, Nepal
S├ębastien Pierre Boillat1, Fabiano Micheletto Scarpa1 and Jonathan Morgan Grove2, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Baltimore, MD, United States
Jason A Addison, USGS, Geology, Minerals, Energy, & Geophysics Science Center, Menlo Park, CA, United States and the PAGES 2k Consortium

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