Research: Earth and Environmental Division
Research on Earth and Environment
Participating Helmholtz Centres: AWI, FZJ, GFZ, HZI, HZG, HZMGU, KIT, UFZ and DLR as associated centre.
Earth and Environment R&D is focused on the conflicting demands characterising our world: the earth system versus man in society; and global change versus sustainable development. Its aim is to consider the grand challenges of our time.
- Earth dynamics and risks
- Climate variability and climate change
- Water availability and management
- Biodiversity and ecological stability
- Sustainable use of resources
- The socio-political dimension of global change
|Geosystem: The Changing Earth||GFZ|
|Atmosphere and climate||
|Marine, coastal and polar systems||AWI|
The overarching aim of this work is to research the complex natural subsystems operating on our earth, to assess the influence of human activity on the “earth system”, and to understand the causes and scope of global change, in order provide practical strategies, based on a solid understanding of systems and processes, to deal with the consequences of global change and to ensure the sustainable development of our society and of its fundamental livelihood.