Exploratory Studies on SÖF

The first phase of the "Social Ecological Research" (SÖF) funding programme of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) was concerned first and foremost with conducting exploratory studies. Innovative approaches from these studies were identified and collated for the funding programme. The interdisciplinary project group did a systematic evaluation of the findings from the exploratory projects in order to develop the funding programme further.

Project partner

Universität Kiel (Lead)
ITAS Karlsruhe
Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Umweltsystemforschung der Universität Kassel

Practice partner

gsf-Projektträger Umwelt- und Klimaforschung


German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), funding programme Social Ecological Research


2001/10 – 2002/06

Contact person

 +49 69 7076919-0

Project team