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)

People in This Office




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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October 9, 2020

SSC Co-Chair Navin Ramankutty has been awarded the prestigious Wihuri International Prize in recognition of his long-standing work on sustainable global food systems.

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July 20, 2020

NASA's ARSET program makes remote sensing possible for audiences worldwide through free, online and in-person trainings on NASA satellites, sensors, and their applications. Over 40,000 individuals from over 170 countries have attended ARSET trainings since 2009, and GLP regularly features the events on our website. Learn more about the program's history and accomplishments during its tenth anniversary year.

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July 14, 2020

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has launched a call for applications to fund new working groups to produce rapid publications in relation to COVID-19. Applications must take an innovative, unconventional approach to understanding and addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 and society’s response to it. Deadline to apply is 31 July 2020.

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