Global Land Project 3rd Open Science Meeting

24.10 - 27.10.2016  
Beijing, China

The Global Land Project third Open Science Meeting (GLP 3rd OSM 2016) will be held 24-27 October 2016 at China National Convention Center, Beijing, China.

The theme is "Land system science: understanding realities and developing solutions."


GLP had its first OSM from 17-19 October 2010 at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA, and its second OSM from 19-21 March 2014 at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

The upcoming third OSM 2016 will be organized by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences under the coordination of the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and International Project Office (IPO) of GLP.

Meeting aims

The aim of GLP 3rd OSM 2016 is to bring together large parts of the international research community working on land system 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.

Main themes

The conference covers the following main themes:
Mapping and modeling the sustainability of land systems
Land systems in an urbanizing and telecoupling world
Land systems and the water, food, energy nexus
Managing trade-offs and synergies for sustainable land systems
Novel land governance systems to manage natural resources

Special GLP awards such as best student poster/oral presentation awards, GLP awards, will be launched during the GLP OSM 2016. Several special issues based on the sessions and full papers submitted to the GLP OSM are also planned.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts will be accepted until 12 April 2016 (midnight, Beijing time).

Submit your abstract here:

Further information

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