Nodal Offices

The GLP Science and Implementation Plan, updated in February 2024, highlights the substantive role of Nodal Offices in enriching the GLP community. As laid out in our Nodal Office Guidebook, the functions of a Nodal Office vary across regional contexts, but ideally spearhead initiatives that deepen our understanding of land use and management across thematic and regional spectrums.

Candidate activities include organizing impactful events and networking opportunities, creating synthesis works on regional or thematic insights,  facilitating transdisciplinary research, engaging in local and regional policy fora and engaging in innovative practices that propel the GLP's mission forward.

Beyond logistical functions, nodal offices are tasked with stimulating thought leadership and advancing scientific inquiry in their areas of focus. They ensure the continuous expansion of a dedicated community by maintaining a dynamic network of individuals passionate about land-related issues. In essence, Nodal Offices embody the GLP's commitment to fostering regionally-relevant, collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to solving land challenges.

Read the Nodal Office Guidebook

Fill out the Nodal Office Application form


Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS
Coordinator: Jinwei Dong

Focus on: Land use and ecosystem interactions.

European Land-use Institute (ELI)
Coordinator: Christine Fürst
Coordinator: Marcin Spyra

Focus on: land management, land use planning and land use policies.

Focus on: vulnerability, resilience and sustainability of land systems.

Instituto de Ecología Regional (IER)
Coordinator: Nestor Ignacio ...

Focus on: Latin American land use change in relation to globalization; environmental services in land use frontiers and transitional zone; land use efficie

Focus on: Research at the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of The Cyprus Institute is focused on: Climate change and impacts, mitigation adaptation strategies; renewable energies and energy efficiency in the built environment, environmental monitoring and observations; water scarcity and the management of water and natural resources, sustainable development.

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO)
Coordinator: Emilio Moran
Coordinator: Jiaguo Qi
National Taiwan University (NTU)
Coordinator: Yu-Pin Lin

Focus on: Nature of social-ecological linkages and their implications for the resilience of land systems at various scales.

Scientific and Innovation Pole
Coordinator: Konaté Souleymane

Focus on: Research and training on land systems and related discipline (Climate Change, Biodiversity, and landscape ecology) at the national and regional levels, on behalf of the GLP and Future Earth.