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Meeting the Global Sustainable Development Goals on a Changing Planet with Limited Land and Water Resources

GLASSNET’s impact on key stakeholders will make a difference in achieving the SDGs. Our network has the potential to provide decision makers from a wide-array of areas with the data needed to properly assess actions that will affect the environment, the economy and local communities.

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What is happening

2021 GLASSNET biannual meeting, October 11-12, 2021, Purdue University

The biannual meetings for GLASSNET take place in years 1, 3 and 5.  The objective of this biannual meeting is to come to a consensus on GLASSNET’s prospective contributions over the course of this five-year project, and, more specifically, over the next two years (i.e., until the next biannual meeting, to be held in 2023). The first day of this meeting will focus on the themes growing out of our four summer workshops: (i) the science-policy interface, (ii) research challenges (in the context of specific use cases), (iii) data integration and interoperability, and (iv) cyberinfrastructure. In addition, we will be consider (v) how to evaluate the project’s impact on early career scholars and its success in promoting linkages across networks.

GLASSNET Summer Workshop III: Cyberinfrastructure for GLASSNET Collaborations

The cyberinfrastructure workshop took place on September 14, 2021. The goal of this workshop is to help flesh out the cyberinfrastructure section of our GLASSNET visioning paper being prepared in advance of our bi-annual meeting in October. This will build on the ideas and needs from the discussions of modeling and data integration working group during GLASSNET week and the subsequent workshops June-August. The key question to be discussed is what cyberinfrastructure is needed to enable data integration, exchange, and interoperability at the boundaries of the current GLASSNET networks, and develop human capital in and build the GLASSNET community.

GLASSNET Summer Workshop II: Linking Science and Policy in Global-Local-Global

The workshop took place on August 25, 2021. It involved a discussion of ways to improve science-policy linkages including suggestions for research priorities for the global change science community interested in providing relevant information for on-going policy dialogs, and the challenges and opportunities for improving science-policy linkages with the goal of generating more relevant science and better policy outcomes. The workshop began with each speaker making opening remarks (~5 minutes) on what they see as the biggest issues in this arena. The set of speakers we have invited span a wide range of interests and experiences. We then had a moderated discussion among the speakers that builds from the opening remarks, followed by Q/A and a discussion with the wider GLASSNET community