GLP Open Science Meeting 2010 and the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change.

Project: Research project

Project Details


We request support from NASA for the overlapping open science meetings/conferences of the Global Land Project (GLP) and the Urbanization and Global Environment Change (UGEC) project to be held October 15-19, 2010, on the campus of Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. The GLP of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and the International Human Dimensions Programme joins environmental, remote sensing-GIS, and social-human sciences in the study of land systems and their change as coupled human-environment systems. It has yet to hold an open science meeting in its four years of existence. The UGEC project, established in 2006 and sponsored by the International Human Dimensions Programme, seeks to galvanize international research that fuses urban dynamics with environment. The GLP Open Science Meeting 2010 and the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change will be comprised of plenary, open paper, and poster sessions and are expected to draw 500 and 300 people respectively. In addition, each project will sponsor a special workshop designed to produce major forum pieces for publication soon after the meetings and addressing critical themes for sustainability science. Taking a novel approach, October 17 will constitute an overlap day between the two projects in which the theme is urban, land, and environment, seeking to improve ties and develop new research initiatives between the projects and related communities of researchers. The two projects request $50,000 solely for the support of participants to attend the meetings, including under-represented countries and research cohorts (e.g., gender, professional tenure). Recognizing that under a different request, UGEC has asked for NASA support regarding a workshop associated with the UGEC portion of the UGEC-GLP meetings, this request focuses on support for GLP participants. Overall, the project expects to meet it financial needs by funds raised from other international institutions, expected from registration fees, and expected from NSF and NOAA.
Effective start/end date3/4/109/3/11


  • NASA: Goddard Space Flight Center: $50,000.00


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