Our partners strengthen the GLASSNET community with complimentary of vision, infrastructure, expertise, models and data:

Figure 1 Networks

Get to know our networks: 



U.S. Based Networks:


GLASSNET builds on the open-source analysis built by the Purdue-based interdisciplinary research team, Global to Local Analysis of System Sustainability (GLASS) initiated in 2016. As ‘GLASS 2.0’ GLASSNET will utilize the NSF-funded Geo-Hub collaboratory to act as a center without walls.


NatCap is a partnership aimed to integrate the value nature provides to society into all major decisions. NatCap developed the Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) suite of ecosystem service models used to analyze land use decisions and multiple ecosystem services. The NatCap partnership includes the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Minnesota, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre — and the world’s largest environmental NGOs, The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.


GTAP is a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues. The GTAP modeling framework assesses the interplay between trade and sustainability.

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)

CUAHSI is a NSF-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves the interdisciplinary water science community. The network provides a framework for collaboration among hydrologists working in the U.S. and abroad.

International Counterpart Networks:


Global Gridded Crop Model Intercomparison, GGCMI, Germany: An open-source architecture for analysis of global, gridded climate impacts on agriculture

GlobEcon, Germany

Coming soon.

Inter- Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project, ISIMIP, Germany/Austria

IMIP offers a framework for consistently projecting the impacts of climate change across affected sectors and spatial scales. An international network of climate-impact modellers contribute to a comprehensive and consistent picture of the world under different climate-change scenarios.

Global Land Programme, GLP, Switzerland

GLP is an interdisciplinary community of science and practice fostering the study of land systems and the co-design of solutions for global sustainability.

Land Use Change Knowledge Inegration Network (LUCKINet) Germany

The Land Use Change Knowledge Integration Network (LUCKINet) was devised in an effort to integrate tools and standardise approaches across various ongoing projects that develop gridded information on land-use dynamics for applications in food security, climate change, biodiversity, and other related issue areas. 

Affiliated Institutions

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Comprising a comprehensive research and development network, a merit-based learned society and a system of higher education, CAS brings together scientists and engineers from China and around the world to address both theoretical and applied problems using world-class scientific and management approaches. 


The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) is a technological innovation company focused on generating knowledge and technology for Brazilian agriculture.

Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) is a non-profit research institution established in 2005, with the financial support of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. CMCC manages and promotes scientific and applied activities in the field of international climate change research.