North America Nodal Office

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO)


Michigan State University
218 Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States

Focus on:
a. Social-ecological (or coupled human and natural) systems
b. Water-Energy- Food Nexus
c. Co-design, co-implementation, co-production of knowledge
d. Africa (e.g., Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania)
e. Asia (e.g., Mongolia, China, Lower Mekong Countries, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan)
f. North America (e.g., the US Midwest)
g. South America (e.g., Brazil, Colombia)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, August 30, 2022 (All day)

The free course from NASA's ARSET program will outline the basics of ecosystem services and natural capital accounting. It will also provide an overview of how Earth Observations (EO) can be used to support global frameworks and initiatives such as standards set by the United Nation’s System of Environmental Economic Accounting (UN-SEEA). The course takes place over three 1.5-hour sessions.

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Smithsonian Climate Change Fellowship and Smithsonian Environmental Justice Fellowship


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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Through a new initiative, Our Shared Future: Life on a Sustainable Planet, the Smithsonian aims to advance solutions that fill us with optimism for our planet and all species that call our planet home. As part of this initiative, the Smithsonian is launching two new fellowship programs: Smithsonian Climate Change Fellowship and Smithsonian Environmental Justice Fellowship. Deadline: 31 August 2022


July 17, 2022

Please consider submitting an abstract to the American Geophysical Union conference session 'GC054 - Linkages across climate, hydrologic, and agricultural systems.' AGU will be held in Chicago and virtually from Dec 12-16, 2022. Deadline to submit an abstract: 3 August 2022

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July 13, 2022

The purpose of the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship is to create opportunities for leading conservation scientists to strengthen their skills through two years of applied post-doctoral research, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field learning experiences. Application deadline: 16 September 2022

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July 11, 2022

A session proposal “Telecoupling: Interdisciplinary Frontier in Convergence Science” has been approved at the upcoming conference of AGU (American Geophysical Union) during December 12-16, 2022. Deadline: 3 August 2022

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October 25, 2021

Michigan State University’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu was honored this month with the Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science – the first major international prize for outstanding scientific work that promotes sustainable development globally. It followed on his September receipt of the World Sustainability Award for his leadership in integrating the needs of both humans and nature and succeeding in having the work translated into policy and practice.

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