GC029:
Environmental research infrastructures as tools to address global challenges





Session ID#: 25563

Session Description:
Humanity is facing enormous environmental challenges: biodiversity decline, climate change, ocean acidification, sea level rise, etc. On the other hand,  environmental Research Infrastructures (RI’s) have developed significantly over the last decades. In this oral session, we will merge global environmental challenges and the capabilities of environmental RI’s. Our aim is to assess how the existing RI’s could help to address some of the most significant environmental global challenges.


We invite submissions that describe success stories of cooperation among international RI's in relation to global challenges. We also encourage contributions showing ideas on how the existing RI's can work together. This could include ideas on how to drive the integration of different research fields and data through RI’s, e.g. space-based measurements with in-situ infrastructures. The expected results could include establishment of new cooperation threads among scientists and RI's operators that could take the shape of new project consortia.

Primary Convener:  Francisco Bonet-García, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Conveners:  Tina Andrea Dohna, MARUM - University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Philippe Ciais, LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France and Michael Mirtl, Austrian Environment Agency, Vienna, Austria
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Ocean Sciences, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Upasana Dhar, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States, Aarinola Halimah Balogun, University of North Texas Health Science Centre, School of Public Health, Denton, TX, United States, Robert Finkelman, University of Texas at Dallas, Geosciences, Richardson, TX, United States, Sukalyan Chakraborty, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Jharkhand - 835215, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ranchi, India, Olalekan Olanipekun, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, Dallas, TX, United States and Wasim Akram Shaikh, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India 835215, Ranchi, India
Paola Materia1, Nadia Lo Bue2, Davide Embriaco2, Laura Beranzoli3, Paolo Favali4, Ulpu Leijala5, Gianni Pavan6, Mairi Best7, Dairmuid Ó Conchubhair8 and Eleanor O'Rourke9, (1)Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Palermo, Italy, (2)Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy, (3)Ist Naz Geofisica Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy, (4)Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy, (5)Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, (6)cibra Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy, (7)Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sudbury, Canada, (8)Marine Institue, Galway, Ireland, (9)Marine Institute, Galway, Ireland
Dario Papale, University of Tuscia, Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF), Viterbo, Italy, Deb Agarwal, LBNL, Berkeley, CA, United States, Sebastien Biraud, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States; Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, Eleonora Canfora, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Viterbo, Italy, Gilberto Pastorello, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, Margaret S Torn, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Carlo Trotta, University of Tuscia, DIBAF, Viterbo, Italy
Michael Sanclements, National Ecological Observatory Network, Boulder, CO, United States and National Ecological Observatory Network
Kurt D Schwehr, Google, Mountain View, CA, United States and The Google Earth Engine Team
David Durden, National Ecological Observatory Network, Battelle, Boulder, CO, United States, Hiroyuki Muraoka, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan, Robert John Scholes, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Dong-Gill Kim, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Hank W Loescher, NEON, Boulder, CO, United States and Antonio Bombelli, CMCC www.cmcc.it, Viterbo, Italy
Makoto Tamura1, Naoko Kumano1, Mizuki Yotsukuri2, Yuji Kuwahara3 and Hiromune Yokoki3, (1)Ibaraki University, Mito, Japan, (2)PACIFIC CONSULTANTS CO., LTD., Tokyo, Japan, (3)Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan
Rommel C Zulueta, National Ecological Observatory Network, Fundamental Instrument Unit, Boulder, CO, United States and National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)