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The Institute for Social-Ecological Research

ISOE is an independent institute that develops social-ecological concepts for sustainable development. As an innovative scientific think tank we undertake transdisciplinary research for society, policy makers and industry – providing support for sound decision-making processes. ...read more

03.04.2014

IPBES – ISOE researcher nominated as an expert

IPBES

The ISOE researcher Marion Mehring has been proposed by the German federal government for the expert panel “Conceptualisation of Values” of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The Federal Government has chosen 39 representatives from scientific and civil...more


03.04.2014

GAIA Best Paper Award for ISOE scientist

[Translate to Englisch:] Titel GAIA 1/2013

The publishers of GAIA have chosen the contribution “Sustainability Science Requires a Critical Orientation” from Thomas Jahn for this year’s Best Paper silver award. The contribution starts off with the observation that due to the numerous unprecedented social-ecological crises the science system...more


31.03.2014

ISOE extends its communication in the social media

ISOE

Apart from the short message service Twitter the ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research comunicates via the social media platforms Vimeo, Scribd and Flickr. Here, up-to-date texts, graphics, photos and films are made available for viewing and download.more


17.03.2014

World Water Day in Outapi: festivities at the project location of CuveWaters

Tomatoes in the greenhouse of the CuveWaters plant in Outapi

The international research team of CuveWaters under the leadership of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research has reasons to celebrate: this year Outapi, the small town in northern Namibia, was officially chosen as the nationwide venue for the festivities of the World Water Day by the...more


29.01.2014

The energy turnaround – new opportunities for civic involvement

Wind farm

Wind farms and biogas plants are seen as the mainstay of the energy turnaround. In general, acceptance of the decentralized plants is high, and the period of generating energy exclusively with coal or nuclear power plants is over. But the cheers for power generated by wind or biogas often end...more


08.11.2013

Namibia – Desalination plants generate drinking water

CuveWaters desalination plant in Akutsima/Namibia

The Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) has now been taking over the desalination plants in the Omusati region which were implemented within the framework of the German-Namibian research project CuveWaters. The pilot plants are part of a complex supply system established...more


07.11.2013

Recommended reading: On the connection between education and migration

Sahel

Which significance can be assigned to formal education when it comes to migration in regions that are affected by environmental changes? Does the level of education influence people’s decision to leave their home? These are the questions the ISOE-researchers Victoria van der Land and Diana Hummel...more


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Institute report 2013

Institute report 2013
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