Earth System Science for the Anthropocene Graduate Scholars Network

“We are in a new geologic age – the Anthropocene – characterized by the indelible imprint of humans on the Earth system.”

In Earth System Science for the Anthropocene (ESSA), students learn alongside those making change, bringing their disciplinary skills to an integrated earth system science: transdisciplinary, solutions and people centered, societally powerful, globally scaled, inclusive and just.

What is earth system science?

It is the study of “the complex and interrelated physical, chemical, biological, and human interactions across the land, ocean, and atmosphere” (US Global Change Research Program, 2012). It draws from disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, humanities, and technology.