(Number of projects = 43)
In this EU-funded, interdisciplinary project, the project team investigates how end users and stakeholders perceive the innovative TRI-HP technology. The aim of this project is to determine which social needs have to be taken into consideration in order for these systems to be used successfully.
The contributions of the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) to future-oriented urban and regional development are the focus of the transfer project “System Innovation for Sustainable Development. Transfer as a learning process in the region” (s:ne). The aim is to link the creative and innovative potential of the region to support sustainable development and to establish a system with the inherent capability to learn (self-learning system). To this end, the project works closely with regional and urban institutions and actors from society, research, politics and business in the Darmstadt area.
The examination of the scientific and social discourse on sustainability makes it clear that in the course of its development the legitimacy of the goal of sustainable development was strengthened which means that at the same time the actors, objectives and understandings of sustainability have multiplied. A closer look at the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDG) and their sub-objectives makes this evident since they are in part contradictory.
Das Forschungsprojekt NamTip untersucht, wie ökologische und soziale Faktoren die Desertifikation – oder Wüstenbildung – in Trockengebieten beeinflussen. Ziel ist es, sogenannte Kipppunkte und die damit zusammenhängenden Folgen für Mensch und Umwelt frühzeitig zu erkennen. Am Beispiel der namibischen Savanne werden Desertifikationsprozesse, die zu einem Umkippen des Savannenökosystems führen können, erforscht und geeignete Maßnahmen identifiziert, um einer Wüstenbildung wirkungsvoll zu begegnen.
The research project MORE STEP investigates processes of change in the ecosystem of the Mongolian steppe and their socio-economic and ecological causes and consequences. The mobility of wild as well as domesticated herd animals plays a central role in the survival of the ecosystem. The project therefore aims to identify societal development paths that will continue to enable the mobility of wild animals and nomadic pastoralists and their herds.
The ORYCS research project builds on the results of the successful Namibian-German cooperation in the OPTIMASS research project. The aim is to assess the suitability of wildlife management strategies as options for adapting land use to climate change in savanna ecosystems.
Ecosystems are frequently subject to strong (local) utilization pressure for instance due to intensive agriculture. At the same time, ecosystems are influenced by global processes like climate change. The question arises, how conflicts that are based on different demands on the ecosystem services can be avoided or reduced. This research project investigates the dynamics of land use changes and their impacts on ecosystem services and biodiversity.
This research project investigates normative conflicts which potentially arise when using biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The research project investigates the mutual influence of human population development and ecosystem services and the resulting dynamics.
Im Forschungsprojekt werden inter- und transdisziplinäre Konzepte und Methoden entwickelt, die einen Dialog über Biodiversität und Ökosystemleistungen sowie über die Auswirkungen menschlicher Interventionen auf Ökosysteme und über die Rolle des Klimawandels ermöglichen.
Increasing periods of drought entail the necessity of irrigating urban green spaces more intensively in order to develop their climate-regulating effect and secure the quality of life it provides for residents. New forms of water management for urban green spaces are gaining in importance. The INTERESS-I research project develops and tests suitable strategies for sustainable management of the green and blue infrastructures in cities together with experts from administration and economy in Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
In the course of a rehabilitation of flood levees along the Weschnitz, a unique window of opportunity was created for a comprehensive restoration with the aim to improve the ecological status of the water body. In the research project “Weschnitz Dialogue” new spaces and formats are created in combination with existing offers of environmental education in order to constructively regulate possible conflicts which might arise in connection with the restoration.
The SuPraStadt research project investigates in three Real-World Laboratories how the needs of residents can be reconciled with the ecological requirements of sustainability with respect to the areas of housing, open space and mobility.
The junior research group PlastX, led by ISOE, is examining the societal role of plastic and its impact on the environment. The sub-project Marine Litter Governance from a multiscalar perspective is analysing management strategies to solve the global environmental issue of plastic waste in the world’s seas and oceans.
The junior research group PlastX, led by ISOE, is examining the societal role of plastic and its impact on the environment. The sub-project Microplastics in bodies of running water is developing a concept to assess the environmental risks associated with microplastics in bodies of running water.
The junior research group PlastX, led by ISOE, is examining the societal role of plastic and its impact on the environment. The sub-project Packaging and sustainable consumption is examining possibilities for manufacturing and using plastic packaging more sustainably.
Many diseases, which can be attributed to malnutrition and lack of exercise, for example, can be prevented or at least alleviated by prevention and health promotion. Participatory health research picks up on this idea and supplements it with a transdisciplinary approach: different medical and sports science disciplines as well as health care experts develop preventive measures together with target group representatives.
The project will empirically investigate and practically test how to promote the participation of as many people as possible in sustainable consumption practices. And here, a central question is how particularly social participation of different population groups can be improved through sustainable consumption.
The SynVer*Z synthesis and networking project accompanies almost 50 research projects dealing with the transformation of cities towards sustainability. ISOE examines their effectiveness and supports them in the development of impact potentials.
The aim of the project is to support the transformation process towards a bioeconomy – an economy that is sustainable, bio-based and oriented on natural cycles. The focus lies on developing and testing innovative participation and communication formats for pupils, teachers and the wider target groups in the field of museums.
Plastic remains are the smallest particles found almost everywhere in the world. On the other hand, however, scientific knowledge about the extent and consequences of plastic pollution, especially in our rivers and lakes, is still limited. The aim of PLASTRAT is to develop technical, economic and socio-ecological solution strategies to reduce the input of plastic into urban water bodies.