Current Projects (Selection)
CliCCS - Climate, Climatic change, and society
Clusterof excellence project CliCCS-B5: Coping with climate related uncertainties and variabilities. Link to CLICCS-B5; one postdoc position 2019-2021 and one 65% position 2019-2022 for FNU; led by Hermann Held, together with Andreas Lange and Jochem Marotzke.
CliCCS - Climate, Climatic change, and society
Clusterof excellence project CliCCS-B2: Sustainable land-use scenarios: Soil, Biodiversity, water, food and energy security. Link to CLICCS-C2; led by Uwe Schneider, together with Annette Eschenbach, Michael Köhl, and Martina Neuburger.
- Helmholtz excellence network
Led by Corinna Schrum (HZG), the project explores
ecologicalproperties of estuaries and how these are impacted by land use developments; one Postdoc position 2018-2020.
NorQuATrans - Normativity, Objectivity and Quality Assurance of Transdisciplinary Processes
HICSS (Helmholtz-Institut Climate Service Science)-project on quality standards in transdisciplinary work; jointly led by Hermann Held, together with
GERICS(Climate Service Center Germany), in total two postdoc positions, 2019-2022. Link to NorQuaATrans
IMLAND - Integrative modeling lab on agricultural adaptation in North Germany
HICSS (Helmholtz-Institut Climate Service Science)-project on transdisciplinary work about climate services for agricultural adaptation; jointly led by Maria Manez and Uwe Schneider, together with
GERICS(Climate Service Center Germany), in total two Ph.D. and 1 postdoc positions, 2018-2021. Link to IMLAND
SeaUseTip – Spatio-temporal analysis of tipping points in the socio-ecological system of the North Sea
BMBF-FONA3-project on an integrated approach on tipping points in the system of the German Bight,
taskon coupled ecological-economic modelling. Includes one postdoc and one 65% position for FNU. Led by Vanessa Stelzenmüller, Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries (university-internal lead: Hermann Held); 2019-2022. Link to SeaUseTip
- CEMICS - Climate Engineering and Mitigation: Illusion, Complement or Substitute?
DFG-SPP project by UHH, PIK Potsdam, U Graz and IASS Potsdam on the integrated assessment of climate engineering and mitigation, sensitive to risk categories. One PhD project for FNU. Coordination on national level: Hermann Held. 2013-2016-2019.
- UNCERTPROP - Uncertainty propagation in integrated modelling approaches for global change impacts on the bio-economy
Led by Erwin Schmid (BOKU), the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund supported project (Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Environment Agency Austria, Universität Hamburg; 2017-2019) explores uncertainty propagation in impact assessments of climate change to prepare robust policy interventions.
- NOAH - North Sea Observation and Assessment of Habitats
Led by Kay Emeis, BMBF-FONA-project to evaluate utilization, status, performance and provision of services of seafloor habitats and ecosystems in the German Bight, in two phases 2013-2016-2019. Link to NOAH website
Led by Barbara Reinhold (Uni Bremen), the BMBF and DAAD funded project (UHH, Uni Namibia; 2017-2019) examines how a locally adapted legume can improve food security of smallholders in dry Southern African Climates; project supports 14 Postdoc month
Led by Hermann Held & Jochem Marotzke, task on integrated geophysical and socio-economic dynamics; limits of adaptation within Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction – Excellence Cluster 177, 2012-2018 (including transition phase).
Led by Michael Funke & Anita Engels, task on the economics of climate information within Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction – Excellence Cluster 177, 2012-2018 (including transition phase).
- SeaUseTip – Pre-Phase
Led by Vanessa Stelzenmüller, Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries; BMBF-FONA3-project on an integrated approach on tipping points in the system of the German Bight, task on coupled ecological-economic modelling, 2017-2018. Includes PhD project.
- SICSS thesis project on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Coffee Production Systems (led by Uwe Schneider, 2014-2017)
- Thesis project on welfare and food security among smallscale farmers in Malawi funded through the Climate Protection Fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation and the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program Fellowship of the World Wildlife Fund (led by Uwe Schneider, 2013-2016)
- IMPRS-MA thesis project on nutrient emissions from sugarcane plantations into coastal regions of East Brazil (led by Uwe Schneider, 2012-2016)
Led by Richard Tol, the EU-funded ATLANTIS project studies the implications of a 5-6 metre sea level rise on the Netherlands, the Rhone delta and the Thames estuary.
Led by Antonio Navarra and Laurence Tubiana, the EU-funded project aims at developing an assessment of the climate change impacts in the Mediterranean area.
Led by Michael Obersteiner, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, the EU-funded project concentrates on assessing the impacts of agricultural, climate, energy, forestry and other associated land-use policies considering the resulting feed-backs on the climate system in the European Union.
Led by Richard Klein of PIK, Potsdam, the EU-funded DINAS-Coastproject aims to develop a suite of databases, models and methodologies forassessing the impact of and adaptation to sea level rise.
Led by Claudia Kemfert, Oldenburg University,and Wolfgang Knorr, Max Planck Instituteof Biogeochemistry, the VW Stiftung funded ECOBICE project develops acoupled climate-ecosystem-economy model.
PhD project on business models for mitigation tropical deforestation (led by Hermann Held, 2011-2016). Included finalized PhD thesis.
Led by Claudia Kemfert, Oldenburg University,the EU-funded EMELIE project studies the liberalisation of the Europeanelectricity market.
- ENFA (2005-2008)
Led by Uwe Schneider, the EU-funded specificsupport action develops competitive market potentials for agricultural non-foodproducts.
Led by Dave Griggs, Hadley Centre,the EU-funded ENSEMBLES integrated project develops ensemble-projections ofclimate change and studies feedbacks in the climate system. FNU contributes to Research Theme 7: Scenarios.
- EPOBIO (2005-2008)
Led by Dianna Bowles, York University, the EU-funded EPOBIO project analyzes potential improvements of cell wall, biopolymer, and plant oil technologies. FNU is responsible for the economic analysis and intergation of ENFA results.
- GEO-BENE (2006-2009)
Led by Michael Obersteiner, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, the EU-funded GEOBENE project examines the benefits from Global Earth Observation in the areas of disaster, health, energy, climate, water, weather, ecosystems, agriculture and biodiversity. (download DOW)
PhD thesis project on the value of climate information for Spanish agricultural sector under global warming (led by Hermann Held & Uwe Schneider, 2010-2014)
PhD thesis project on economic value of climate information (led by Hermann Held, 2011-2014)
Led by Stefan Rahmstorff of the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impacts Research,the BMBF-funded INTEGRATION project studies the implications of a possiblechanges in the thermohaline circulation.
Led by Christoph Heinze of the Danish National Environment Research Institute,the EU-funded ORFOIS project studies the origin and fate of biogenic particlefluxes in the ocean and their interactions with the atmospheric carbon dioxideconcentration as well as marine sediment.
Ledby Paul Watkiss of AEA Technology Environment, the EU-funded Methodex project develops a database of externality estimates.
Led by Paul Zagame of ERASME, Ecole Central de Paris, the EU-funded NEMESIS/ETC project studies endogenous technological change, energy consumption and production, climate change, and climate policy.
Led by Kay Emeis, BMBF-FONA project ‘North Sea – Observation and Assessment of – An integrated approach to evaluate utilization, status, performance and provision of services of seafloor habitats and ecosystems in the German Bight’, in two phases 2013-2016-2019.
- ClimNeg (PDF)
Led by Jean-Charles Hourcade of CIRED, Paris, the EU-funded ClimNeg project investigates negotiations on international climate policy and the incentives of countries that partake in those negotiations. The project was successfully concluded in May 2001.
- GDV (German Insurance Association) - supplied projects on the effects of global warming on the German private building sector and on the potential role of adaptation and mitigation policies for insurance models (led by Hermann Held).
Led by Anil Markandya of the International Centre for the Environment,Bath, the EU-funded GreenSense project aims to develop an integrated environmental impact assessment.
Led by Richard Tol of the Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, the BWF-funded ERCULES project studies environmental research conflicts, particularly over climate change, rivers, and marine nature.
- INSEA (2004-2006)
Led by Michael Obersteiner, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, the EU-funded INSEA project examines cost of carbon sink enhancements.
Led by Tom Downing of the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford, the EU-funded SIRCH project investigates under what conditions water management institutions successfully adapt to climate change. The project was successfully concluded in May 2001.
Led by Robert Nicholls of the Flood Hazard Research Centre, London, theEU-funded SURVAS concerted action assembles a global database of nationa limpact studies of sea level rise.
The main goal of QUANTIFY is to quantify the climate impact of global and European transport systems for the present situation and for several scenarios of future development.
NSF-network of Sustainable Climate Risk Management, led by Klaus Keller
Led by Olivier Ragueneau of the Institut Universitaire Europeen de la Mer,Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, the SiWebs Research Training Networkstudies the worldwide ecological, biogeochemical and socio-economic consequences of natural and anthropogenic modifications of the silicate cyclealong the land-ocean continuum.
Led by Stefan Schleicher, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), this EU funded research project aims to scan a wide range of policy scenarios as to their relevance for the EU Sustainable Development Strategy in view of Impact Assessment.