A planet transformed by humanity

Anthropocene.info is a beta version. Phase two and phase three of the site development will be complete by the end of 2012.

Scientific concepts like the Anthropocene, planetary boundaries and planetary stewardship have heralded a profound shift in perception of our place in the world: a growing evidence base of scientific observations show we have become the prime driver of global environmental change. These new concepts are powerful communication tools as we move towards global sustainability.

Welcome to the Anthropocene is a website which is designed to improve our collective understanding of the Earth system. The site aims to inspire, educate and engage people about humanity’s impact on Earth. Its unique combination of high-level scientific data and powerful imagery will help people visualize and better understand humanity’s geographic imprint in recent time.

The website is a collaborative project between researchers and communicators from some of the leading scientific research institutions on global sustainability.

The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) coordinates international research on global-scale and regional-scale interactions between Earth’s biological, chemical and physical processes and their interactions with human systems.

Contact person: Owen Gaffney

Stockholm Resilience Centre is an international research centre on the governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience - the ability to deal with change and continue to develop.
Contact person:  Sturle Hauge Simonsen

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent international research institute engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels.
Contact person: Robert Watt

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency designed to deliver science and innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment
Contact person: Simon Torok

The International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) provides international leadership in framing, developing and integrating social science research on global environmental change.
Contact person:

Globaïa is a global education organization dedicated to foster a consistent and informed participation of citizens and to a comprehensive, meaningful and unified vision of today’s world and its likely future.
Contact person: Félix Pharand-Deschênes


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