About AIMES

AIMES is the Earth System synthesis and integration project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). It builds on the foundation of the Global Analysis, Integration and Modeling (GAIM) task force. The challenge for AIMES is to achieve a deeper and more quantitative understanding of the role of human perturbations to the Earth's biogeochemical cycles and their interactions with the coupled physical climate system. AIMES will focus on:

  • The functioning of global biogeochemical cycles, including interactions and feedbacks with the physical climate system;
  • The interplay between human activities and biogeochemical cycles, both in the past and into the future;
  • How the biogeochemical cycles function on different time scales.

AIMES Open Science Conference: Global Change, Climate and People

May 10-13, 2010 at the Edinburgh International Conference Center in the UK, AIMES will hold its first Open Science Conference: "Earth System Science: Climate, Global Change and People". The conference will be structured around three broad themes:

1 Earth system modelling: from observations and process understanding to prediction and risk assessment

2 Dynamics of biogeochemical cycles and climate: transitions, instabilities and feedbacks

3 People and resources—perspectives on the relations among environment, ecosystems and human needs

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For more information on the themes, you can download a short document here.

 

Selected AIMES Activities