CIES 2020 Miami (March 22-26, 2020)

Open Access Resources


Environmental Humanities is an international, open-access journal that aims to invigorate current interdisciplinary research on the environment. In response to a growing interest around the world in the many questions that arise in this era of rapid environmental and social change, the journal publishes outstanding scholarship that draws humanities disciplines into conversation with each other, as well as with the natural and social sciences.

NatureCulture is an international open-access journal which explores how ‘nature’ and ‘culture’ are constructed. It seeks out the proper state of the various relations and the emergence of beings that transcend this dichotomy. NatureCulture aims to offer a place where anthropology, STS (Science and Technology Studies), the history of science, philosophy, and the related natural sciences can mingle, with the goal of contributing to the possibility and emergence of a new reality, sometimes through productive mutual criticism, sometimes through stimulating discommunication.

Education Resources

Welcome to the Anthropocene is an educational web portal on the Anthropocene. It aims to inspire, educate and engage people about the interactions between humans and the planet.

Climate Change Simulations

The Virtual Earth System Laboratory is a free online tool that allows users to see how climate change affects glacier size, global sea level, and shorelines. You can also virtually change Florida’s shores by removing ice from Greenland and Antarctica.

Global Atmosphere Contaminant Simulation is a a visualization of global weather conditions.

See Level Rise Viewer is a web mapping tool to visualize community-level impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise (up to 10 feet above average high tides). Photo simulations of how future flooding might impact local landmarks are also provided, as well as data related to water depth, connectivity, flood frequency, socio-economic vulnerability, wetland loss and migration, and mapping confidence.

Climate Time Machine is a series of visualizations that shows how some of Earth’s key climate indicators are changing over time. This interactive is a feature of NASA’s Global Climate Change website.

The IDEA Consortium is an open science initiative in systems ecology, conducting the basic scientific research needed to build use-oriented simulations (avatars) of entire social-ecological systems. Islands are the most scientifically tractable places for this, and we begin with one of the best known: Moorea, French Polynesia.