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