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






Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (All day) to Tuesday, March 19, 2024 (All day)

This three-part, advanced training builds on previous ARSET trainings. Participants will become familiar with data format and quality considerations, tools, and techniques to process remote sensing imagery at large scale from publicly available satellite sources, using cloud tools such as AWS S3, Databricks, and Parquet. Series is free and open to the public.

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Monday, May 20, 2024 (All day) to Saturday, May 25, 2024 (All day)

The overall goal of the workshop is to familiarize the workshop participants with the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT v4.8.x); the Cropping System Model (CSM) for the simulation of crop growth and yield, soil and plant water, nutrient, and carbon dynamics; and the application of models to real world problems, such as crop and resource management, climate change and climate variability, carbon sequestration, food security, biofuels, greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental sustainability.




IonE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of Minnesota

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Monday, March 11, 2024

The goal of the IonE Postdoctoral Fellowship program at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) is to accelerate the transition to a future where people and the planet prosper by supporting breakthrough research across disciplines, developing the next generation of global leaders, and building transformative partnerships across the state, region and globe. Deadline: 11 March 2024

Post Doctoral Fellow: FACES Lab

Emory University

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Join an interdisciplinary and trans-institutional NSF-funded project that is engaging stakeholders in three U.S. states to identify, model, and understand the emergent crops, technologies, policies, and on-farm realities likely to alter agricultural futures in each region. Evaluation of applications will begin on March 1, 2024 and will be rolling after that.

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Decision-Making and Team Science

Auburn University

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Friday, March 1, 2024

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology seeks an energetic and motivated postdoctoral fellow/research associate to conduct innovative socioeconomic research for a project titled, Socio-Agroclimatology: Farm Security, Equity, and Sustainability.


January 24, 2024

The workshop will provide a highly interactive platform for dialogue and offer opportunities to strengthen the network of researchers investigating archetypes of sustainability with a special focus on urban and peri-urban communities. Workshop will take place in Washington, DC, USA and in hybrid mode from June 16-18, 2024. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 March 2024

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November 21, 2023

Learn more about the University of Arizona's “Adaptation and Response in Drylands (ARID)” scoping study, which was selected by NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology (TE) Program to work with dryland scientists and stakeholders as well as the remote sensing community to outline a future NASA field campaign focused on drylands. 

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September 5, 2023

A new publication in Nature Sustainability estimates the range of economic losses between US$39.4 million and US$107.5 million annually in 2016-2017, under 100% soy or corn counterfactuals, respectively.

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GLP News

January 2, 2023

The Global Land Programme (GLP) IPO moved to its new home at the University of Maryland’s Department of Geographical Sciences in the United States on 1 February 2023. This transition was made possible by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in support of the land science community as a key part of international global change research infrastructure.

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