ICES will collaborate with a core network of leading organizations in research, analysis, modeling, simulation, visualization and monitoring the global Earth-System.
The WCRP Mission is to facilitate analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change for use in an increasing range of practical applications of direct relevance, benefit and value to society.
The two overarching objectives of the WCRP are:
1) to determine the predictability of climate; and
2) to determine the effect of human activities on climate
The Institute of Environmental Sciences (ISE) is a new inter-faculty entity of the University of Geneva . The ISE was formally created in March 2009 with the entry into force of the new cantonal law on the University. Already two faculties are involved in this new entity, the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.
The ISE is dedicated to interdisciplinary teaching and research in areas of the environment, climate, energy, water, biodiversity, human ecology, urban planning and governance, and health. The challenge is that of building bridges between the natural and built environment, with topics that affect both the protection of natural resources than those of economic development, social welfare and health governance, policies and security.
The PlanetSolar DeepWater expedition is exploring the ocean processes that interact with the atmosphere by taking water and air measurements for over 8,000 km along the Gulf Stream.
School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Les disciplines regroupées dans la Faculté de l’environnement naturel, architectural et construit (ENAC) sont appelées à trouver des solutions au défi le plus important de notre temps : garantir un cadre de vie durable à l’humanité par une intégration réussie des activités humaines au sein de la biosphère.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 18 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
The Institute of Global Environment and Society, Inc. (IGES) - a non-profit, tax exempt research institute, incorporated in the State of Maryland - was established to improve understanding and prediction of the variations of the Earth's climate through scientific research on climate variability and climate predictability, and to share both the fruits of this research and the tools necessary to carry out this research with society as a whole. The staff of IGES includes a dedicated group of scientists uniquely qualified to conduct basic research in these areas. Application of scientific knowledge for the sustainable development of society is an important objective of the Institute.
By consolidating several research grants from three different federal agencies (NSF, NOAA and NASA), a single, multi-agency, multi-year research project was developed to create a critical mass of scientists working together as a team at COLA on the basic problem of the predictability of the present climate. With continuing multi-agency support, COLA has become a national center of excellence for research on climate variability and predictability. The goal of COLA research is to explore, establish and quantify the predictability and prediction of seasonal to interannual variability of the present climate through the use of state-of-the-art dynamical coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation models and the development of new techniques for analysis of observational and model data.
GEO is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems, or GEOSS. GEO was launched in response to calls for action by the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and by the G8 (Group of Eight) leading industrialized countries. These high-level meetings recognized that international collaboration is essential for exploiting the growing potential of Earth observations to support decision making in an increasingly complex and environmentally stressed world. GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations. It provides a framework within which these partners can develop new projects and coordinate their strategies and investments. As of October 2010, GEO’s Members include 84 Governments and the European Commission.
Initiated by the German Government, the Climate Service Center (CSC) is a fundamental part of the german hightech-strategy for climate protection. The CSC is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It is furthermore supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety as well as by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is an internationally renowned institute for climate research. Its goal is to understand the changing climate of our Earth.
DKRZ - to provide high performance computing platforms, sophisticated and high capacity data management, and superior service for premium climate science.
The Max Planck Society together with the Association of Universities and other German educational institutes initiated the ‘International Max Planck Research Schools’ (IMPRS) to foster innovative and interdisciplinary training of outstanding junior scientists in different research areas.
The Met Office is a science-led organisation and our success in weather forecasting and climate prediction depends, critically, on having a world-class research programme.
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF, the Centre) is an intergovernmental organisation supported by 33 States, based in Reading, west of London, in the United Kingdom.
The main purpose of the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) is to deliver weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products– 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users world-wide. EUMETSAT is an international organisation and was founded in 1986.
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.
The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) develops and uses mathematical models and computer simulations to improve our understanding and prediction of the behavior of the atmosphere, the oceans, and climate.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR’s mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related physical, biological and social systems; to support, enhance and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community – nationally and internationally; and to foster transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. The National Science Foundation is NCAR's primary sponsor, with significant additional support provided by other U.S. government agencies, other national governments and the private sector.
Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) techniques for atmospheric GCMs.
Development of test cases for dynamical cores of GCMs, model intercomparisons.
Modern numerical methods and computational grids for dynamical cores of GCMs.
Idealized simulations of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO), stratospheric dynamics.
Dynamics of tropical cyclones.
Subgrid-scale mixing in climate models.
Our goal is to understand the chemical composition of the atmosphere, its perturbation by human activity, and the implications for climate change and life on Earth.
The interdisciplinary Earth, ocean, and space science research at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) places it in the forefront of academic centers offering opportunities for students to work alongside distinguished faculty in high-level research projects.
NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.
To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world -- and off of it -- for 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What's out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth?
On October 1, 2003, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) were merged into one independent administrative institution to be able to perform all their activities in the aerospace field as one organization, from basic research and development to utilization. The independent administrative institution is the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA.)
JAMSTEC has the main objective to contribute to the advancement of academic research in addition to the improvement of marine science and technology by proceeding the fundamental research and development on marine, and the cooperative activities on the academic research related to the Ocean for the benefit of the peace and human welfare. Its Earth Simulator has four basic principles:
1.Quantitative prediction and assessment of variations of the atmosphere, ocean and solid earth.
2.Production of reliable data to protect human lives and properties from natural disasters and environmental destruction.
3.Contribution to symbiotic relationship of human activities with nature.
4.Promotion of innovative and epoch-making simulation in any fields such as industry, bioscience, energy and so on.
The "GEO Grid" project since 2005 is primarily aiming at providing an E-Science infrastructure for worldwide Earth Sciences community. In the community there are wide varieties of existing data sets including satellite imagery, geological data, and ground sensed data that each data owner insists own licensing policy. Also, there are so many of related projects that will be configured as virtual organizations (VOs) enabled by Grid technology. The GEO Grid is designed to integrate all the relevant data virtually, again enabled by Grid technology, and is accessible as a set of services. To dedicate the establishment of such a system, a lot of enthusiastic effort such as that seen in the effort of "The 10-Year Implementation Plan for GEOSS" has been devoted to creating IT platforms where people can access entire integrated data sets and use them to understand the earth more accurately than ever.
The GFZ is the national research centre for Earth Sciences in Germany. We investigate “System Earth“ at locations all over the world with all the geological, physical, chemical and biological processes which occur at its surface and in its interior.
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.
SCEC is a community of over 600 scientists, students, and others at over 60 institutions worldwide, headquartered at the University of Southern California. SCEC is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk.
The goal of EarthCube is to transform the conduct of research by supporting the development of community-guided cyberinfrastructure to integrate data and information for knowledge management across the Geosciences
'Make web-accessible the best available geological map data worldwide at a scale of about 1: 1 million, as a geological survey contribution to the International Year of Planet Earth.'
The primary mission of the Earthquake Research Institute (ERI) is to promote advanced research of the solid earth in order to pioneer a way to better understand earthquakes and volcanic activities.
These understandings will promote systematic research for predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, basic research that leads to a mitigation of earthquake and volcanic disasters, and advanced, multifaceted research of geodynamics that cause earthquake and volcanic phenomena.
To conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies
Our laboratory focuses on local and regional geodynamic studies in several regions of the Earth. The primary activity is the development of 2D and 3D numerical models constrained by fundamental observations from geology and geophysics. The integration of the observations provided by the geopotential fields (gravity and magnetic) helps to better restrain the models.
ESSCC prides itself on providing a broad range of activities founded on (but not limited to) computational and theoretical geophysics. These activities include:
ESSCC specialises in computational geodynamics, geomechanics, earthquake physics and HPC Software. Every year, ESSCC makes substantial contributions to scientific literature and prospers in the supervision of postgraduate students within the University of Queensland.
ESSCC is actively engaged in a broad range of consulting activities in topics that include the simulation of mining and industrial processes, seismic monitoring and archiving, hazard assessment, and technology transfer in the adoption of cutting edge infrastructure.
ESSCC maintains world-class supercomputing facilities and develops computational software to enable research and development in both academia and industry. This infrastructure is utilised across a broad range of disciplines.
By functioning as a true community effort, the GEM initiative aims to produce a state-of-the-art, dynamic and open-source model for the assessment of seismic risk worldwide; a model that is based on the probabilistic assessment of earthquake occurrence, the resulting ground motions, and the impact these have on structures and populations in terms of damage, social and economic loss. GEM software and tools will allow for hazard and risk assessment, will include tools for analysis of socio-economic impact and will be available through an open web-based community platform.
CRWR carries out advanced research, education, design, and planning in water resources and waste management, primarily related to Texas but also involving other areas of the country as well as foreign countries.
An initiative across nearly all the UC campuses and affiliated laboratories to create a state-of-the-art, integrated model of California water resources. Founding Director since Fall 2009 is Professor Jay Famiglietti who additionally holds appointments in the Departments of Earth System Science, and Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine.
NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. NRL has served the Navy and the nation for over 85 years and continues to meet the complex technological challenges of today's world.
We develop accurate, efficient, robust and usable high performance computational models of coastal ocean hydrodynamics and transport that can be applied to real engineering problems.
It is the mission of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute to undertake research, offer educational opportunities, provide community outreach programs, and enhance communication among those concerned with the unique history, culture and environment of the maritime counties of North Carolina.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education, and public service in the world. Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans and earth.
The Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel (IFM-GEOMAR) was founded in January 2004 through the merger of the Institut für Meereskunde (IfM) and the Research Center for Marine Geosciences (GEOMAR).
The institute's mandate is the interdisciplinary investigation of all relevant aspects of modern marine sciences, from sea floor geology to marine meteorology. Research is conducted worldwide in all oceans.
The CCCma carries out research in modelling and analysis.
The modelling component involves
•developing computer models of the climate system to simulate global climate, regional climate, and climate change
•attributing observed climate changes to specific causes
•predicting seasonal and longer term climate variations
The College is a leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system, providing scientific understanding to address complex environmental challenges.
Is there any resource that is more fundamental to life, more inspiring, more mysterious than the earth itself? Together, the land and sea hold the keys to the health and the welfare of the Earth and all its inhabitants
ACE CRC leads Australia's effort to understand the roles of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the global climate system and climate change. Our research focuses on projecting future changes in sea level, understanding the ocean's processing of greenhouse gases and managing marine ecosystems, as well as analysing the policy implications of our science.
Official website of the Australian Government covering weather, hydrology and climate.
The Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science is a major initiative funded by the Australian Research Council. The Centre is an international research consortium of five Australian universities and a suite of outstanding national and international Partner Organizations. It will build on and improve existing understanding of the modeling of regional climates to enable enhanced adaptation to and management of climate change, particularly in the Australian region.
CCRC houses research expertise in the key areas Earth's climate: atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial processes. We apply basic scientific principles to pressing questions on climate dynamics, global climate change, and extremes of weather and climate.
From the most specific and intimate aspects of rock, mineral, plant, marine and animal subjects to projects with a wider landscape, continent or species focus and environmental factors and patterns affecting the entire planet.
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) was established in 1989 as an independent non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand the changing relationship between human beings and the environment.
The organizing principle of all our undergraduate programs is earth-system science, which not only embraces the full range of competencies within the Department, but also provides an excellent base for environmental studies.
The field of Planetary and Space Physics is fundamentally interdisciplinary, and requires a depth and breadth of expertise impossible to house in a single department. At Georgia Tech, our group spans several schools on campus to reflect this crucial diversity of expertise.
Our scientific research ranges from cosmology and the study of extra-galactic objects, to studies of the Sun, the planets and their moons, the Earth, and humans working and living in space. We also research and develop the next generation of space instrumentation.
The INTERMAGNET programme exists to establish a global network of cooperating digital magnetic observatories, adopting modern standard specifications for measuring and recording equipment, in order to facilitate data exchanges and the production of geomagnetic products in close to real time.
ASPERA is a network of national government agencies responsible for coordinating and funding national research efforts in Astroparticle Physics
The Lunar and Planetary Institute, a division of the Universities Space Research Association, was established during the Apollo missions to foster international collaboration and to serve as a repository for information gathered during the early years of the space program. Today, the LPI is an intellectual leader in lunar and planetary science
The Europlanet Research Infrastructure links more than 100 laboratories in Europe and around the world. The project aims to help planetary scientists get the best out of their research into the Solar System by organising networking activities, meetings and conferences, providing access to laboratories and field sites in Europe, developing new facilities and field sites and creating online access to planetary science data
The Institute of Planetary Science (IPS) is a multi-departmental research institute encompassing research in planetary science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada
Fulfilling the needs of SEE countries for information on subregional climate change on permanent basis. Serving as a model partnership between national hydrometeorological services in the region and other interested institutions dealing with climate change, as well as with relevant international organizations, regional climate centers, donors, etc.
The international Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE) initiative both undertakes and facilitates the recovery of historical instrumental surface terrestrial and marine global weather observations to underpin 4D weather reconstructions (reanalyses) spanning the last 200-250 years for climate applications and impacts needs worldwide.
ICSU mobilises knowledge and resources of the international scientific community to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. Activities focus on three areas: International Research Collaboration; Science for Policy; and Universality of Science.
ICSU works with strategic partners to plan and coordinate international research programmes that address major issues of relevance to both science and society. To this end, a number of Interdisciplinary Bodies have been created, addressing various themes, including oceans, the Antarctic, space research and solar-terrestrial physics.
The ESSP is a partnership for the integrated study of the Earth System, the ways that it is changing, and the implications for global and regional sustainability.
The purpose of the society is to promote international cooperation on the Digital Earth vision, and enable the Digital Earth technology to play key roles inter alia, in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of human being's living standard.
The primary mission of the DCO is to promote the transformational understanding of the chemical and biological roles of carbon in Earth's interior related to reservoirs and fluxes, deep biology, and deep organic synthesis.
The scientific goal of the project is to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle, including both its biophysical and human dimensions together with the interactions and feedbacks between them.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization working to drive greenhouse gas emissions reduction and sustainable water use by business and cities.
The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a ten-year global quest to discover the quantity, movements, origins, and forms of Earth’s deep carbon; to probe the secrets of volcanoes and diamonds, sources of gas and oil, and life’s deep limits and origins; and to report the known, unknown, and unknowable by 2019.
The ISCN is a self-chartered, international, collaborative organization composed of scientists who recognize a need for and value in large-scale synthesis of soil carbon science.
Research into ways to implement and advance the capacity of society and its associated institutions to adapt to change in a functional and realistic manner
The purpose of the Institute is:
to increase knowledge and understanding by performing world-class research on climate change and the environment;
to promote better informed decision-making about climate change and the environment by engaging with a wide range of key audiences around the world; and
to educate and train new generations of researchers through our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Advancing scientific knowledge of Earth's environment
GVM is a growing international network that aims to create a sustainable, accessible information platform on volcanic hazard and risk. GVM will provide systematic evidence, data and analysis of volcanic hazards and risk on global, regional and local scales, and will develop the capability to anticipate future volcanism and its consequences.
The Center for Meteorite Studies is home to the world's largest university-based meteorite collection. We house specimens representing over 1,700 separate meteorite falls, and our collection is actively used for geological, planetary, and space science research at ASU and throughout the world.
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