MAIRS-FE — Monsoon Asia Integrated Research for Sustainability - Future Earth

Monsoon Floods in Kerala, India. Photo: via Flickr

MAIRS-FE is a regional consortium for the integrated study of earth system processes in the Asia Monsoon Region.The region of Monsoon Asia covers South, Southeast and East Asia. It is a region where the major features of landscape, such as vegetation, soil and water system developed in a monsoon climate. Monsoon rainfall is the main water resource of the region. However, the high variability of monsoon climate causes a high frequency of climate related disasters, such as floods, drought and heat waves which often bring about great damage to the region. At the same time, Monsoon Asia is a region with very active development and the highest population density in the world.

The vision of MAIRS-FE is to significantly advance understanding of the interactions between the human-natural components of the overall environment in the monsoon Asian region and implication of global earth system, in order to support the strategies for sustainable development.

Key contacts

Professor Michael Manton

Chair, Scientific Steering CommitteeMAIRS — Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study