To establish the intellectual and practical foundations for design, engineering and management of regional and global earth systems in a world increasingly shaped by human activity.
The Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management at Arizona State University is the first institution anywhere dedicated to the new field of “earth systems engineering and management”, which seeks to provide the basis for understanding, designing, and managing the complex integrated built/human/natural systems that increasingly characterize our planet in this new and unique era. Reflecting the bold agenda for Arizona State University and the new American university, CESEM combines research, teaching, outreach and public service in an effort to learn how engineered and build systems are integrated with natural and human systems in an age that scientists are already calling the “Anthropocene” - the Age of Humans. In doing so, CESEM will work particularly closely with the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS), supporting the importance of the link between engineering and technology, and sustainability.
For more information, please refer to Dr. Allenby's Earth Systems Engineering and Management: A Manifesto.