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IGCP 732 "LANGUAGE of the Anthropocene (LANGUAGE - Lessons in anthropogenic impact: a knowledge network of geological signals to unite and assess global evidence of the Anthropocene)"

Project Updates - 2022

Presented at the AGU Fall Meeting Science is Society, which took place in New Orleans, USA and Online, from the 13-17 December 2021. 

IGCP 732 project leaders lectured in an open Lecture series “Aspects of the Anthropocene” which took place online from March-June 2022. Bringing together the humanities and the sciences, they explored new perspectives on nature, culture, society and technology. This lecture series was a cooperation of the University of Vienna, the IGCP 732 project, the Vienna Anthropocene Network and the Forum Anthropocene.

Michael Wagreich and  Veronika Koukal (both IGCP 732) presented on the topic of the Anthropocene in research and outreach activities (popular lectures, exhibitions) in cooperation with UNESCO Global Geopark Styrian Eisenwurzen in Austria for the 20th anniversary of the Geopark Steirische Eisenwurzen.

Brief outline of the project

The Anthropocene establishes a powerful concept associated with unprecedented global change. Both recognizing and managing this novel situation in a sustainable way requires a planetary network and accompanying knowledge framework. This project aims to engage new ideas and networks in the development of the Anthropocene concept by cooperating globally with scientists, especially those in developing and less developed countries. The core aims are to unite and assess global evidence of the Anthropocene and to establish the Anthropocene as a fertile framework for future geosciences. This will be achieved by 1) developing a network of expertise and project partners globally; 2) designing and running workshops in developing countries; and 3) designing and collating an open database of existing information and expertise on the Anthropocene.

Related information

  • duration: 2021 - 2026
  • Global change theme


Photo: Lydia A. Olaka