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GLP aims to organize Open Science Meetings for the entire GLP community every 2 to 4 years. Among the goals of Open Science Meetings are to be a place where the GLP community can exchange progress on science, to be inspired by debates on advances and the links between science, policy and practice, and to forge contacts with other GLP community members.
The Global Land Programme (GLP), one of Future Earth’s core projects, convened its bi-annual open science meeting in Beijing, China October 24-27, 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). In response to the recently endorsed Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the conference theme was ‘Land system science: understanding realities and developing solutions’.
From 19 to 21 March, the Second GLP Open Science Meeting 'Land Transformations: between global challenges and local realities’ took place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, hosted by IRI THESys in cooperation with Geography Department.
The first GLP Open Science Meeting 'Land Systems, global change and sustainability' took place at Arizona State University and aimed to bring together large parts of the international research community working on land change issues, showcase the width and scope of ongoing research, help build a community in this highly interdisciplinary field, inspire new research, and facilitate review, theory building and extrapolation.