ITS3.9/ESSI1 EDI

The Earth is a highly complex system, formed by a large variety of interacting subsystems, such as the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and lithosphere. Our capacity to understand the system depends on our capability to observe, analyze, and model these subsystems and their interactions. A holistic understanding is needed to deal with the rapid global change in, for instance, climate, biodiversity, food production, sustainability, and energy supply. Such holistic understanding is only possible if we study complex phenomena across the science fields, i.e. enable interdisciplinary research.
This session aims at discussing science cases, campaigns, or science demonstrators where several Earth system scientific disciplines were brought together to create new interdisciplinary insights.
We seek a breadth of contributions focusing on:
- the process from starting to think across boundaries to the actual implementation of the interdisciplinary science campaign,
- current conditions, opportunities and/or obstacles for realizing an interdisciplinary research,
- initiatives supporting the interdisciplinary research including concrete examples of their activities (technological, policies, funding schemes, etc.),
- Cases of successful interdisciplinary research collaborations showing results that were achieved by this collaboration.

Co-organized by BG1/CL5
Convener: Magdalena BrusECSECS | Co-conveners: Jacco Konijn, Werner Leo Kutsch

The Earth is a highly complex system, formed by a large variety of interacting subsystems, such as the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and lithosphere. Our capacity to understand the system depends on our capability to observe, analyze, and model these subsystems and their interactions. A holistic understanding is needed to deal with the rapid global change in, for instance, climate, biodiversity, food production, sustainability, and energy supply. Such holistic understanding is only possible if we study complex phenomena across the science fields, i.e. enable interdisciplinary research.
This session aims at discussing science cases, campaigns, or science demonstrators where several Earth system scientific disciplines were brought together to create new interdisciplinary insights.
We seek a breadth of contributions focusing on:
- the process from starting to think across boundaries to the actual implementation of the interdisciplinary science campaign,
- current conditions, opportunities and/or obstacles for realizing an interdisciplinary research,
- initiatives supporting the interdisciplinary research including concrete examples of their activities (technological, policies, funding schemes, etc.),
- Cases of successful interdisciplinary research collaborations showing results that were achieved by this collaboration.