AIMES is an Earth System synthesis and integration project. It builds on the foundation of the Global Analysis, Integration and Modelling (GAIM) task force. AIMES focusses on:
- The functioning of global biogeochemical cycles, including interactions and feedbacks with the physical climate system;
- The interplay between human activities and biogeochemical cycles, both in the past and into the future;
- How the biogeochemical cycles function on different time scales.
AIMES was formerly a core project of IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme).