Future Earth Strategic Research Agenda 2014

The Strategic Research Agenda 2014 to which iLEAPS contributed along with the other core project is published. The document is intended  to present a framework for global change and sustainability agenda-setting for researchers and funders, and to identify key priorities for the next 3–5 years which can be used as starting points for the development of research strategies and funding programmes.
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iLEAPS Executive Officer position in China

iLEAPS invites applications for the position of Executive Officer (EO) at the international project office (IPO) hosted by the Nanjing University (NJU) in China since 2015.
All information in pdf
Deadline for application: 31 October 2014.

iLEAPS Project office moves to China

In 2015, the project office of IGBP's land-atmosphere project iLEAPS will move from Helsinki to Nanjing.

Future Earth Engagement Committee announced

The Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability (the Alliance) announced the appointment of an Engagement Committee with 15 members.

Special Issue on “Biogeophysical Climatic Impacts of LULCC” to be published in Earth Interactions

Biogeophysical effects of land use and land cover changes (LULCC) play asignificant role in modulating climate at various spatial scales. Recent studies suggest that the impacts of LULCC can be as important as emission-linked climate change at regional scales. In this context of new understanding we are planning to publish a special collection of papers focused on “Biogeophysical Climatic Impacts of LULCC”.

iLEAPS Newsletter special issue is available

Download (pdf,  2.9 Mb) the electronic version of the latest iLEAPS Newsletter Special issue on "Environmental Research Infrastructure".


1st PEEX Science Conference

Registration and abstract submission are open for the 1st Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Conference & the 5th PEEX Meeting in Helsinki, Finland, 10-13 February 2015.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 November 2014, registration & fee payment deadline: 15 January 2015.
First call (pdf)
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New ESA activity

European Space Agency (ESA) intends to start an activity entitled "Coupled Atmosphere-Biosphere Virtual Lab" (CAB-LAB) within the framework of the Support to Science Element (STSE). The activity is an ESA contribution to the Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Process Study (iLEAPS) initiative, which is the land-atmosphere component of the International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme.

Scientific programmer/modeller position in KIT, Germany

Candidates are invited to fill the position of a programmer/modeller in the plant-atmosphere interactions group, based in KIT’s Atmospheric Environment department in Garmisch-Partenkirchen ( All information about position in pdf.