The Strategic Themes Organisational Unit (STR) is responsible for supporting the Scientific Executive Director in the planning and continuous development of short and long-term scientific strategies, activities and projects at the GFZ.
Key tasks include initiating and overseeing cross-functional coordination processes in the course of establishing priorities and foci within GFZ’s strategic science framework as well as providing sound analysis and deliberative assessments to underpin effective decision-making at executive level.
STR works closely with Synergy and Networks (SYN) to develop and nurture strategic partnerships with relevant external stakeholders. In addition, STR functions as point of reference for the Scientific Advisory Board.
The STR also serves as a docking point for the thematic fields of politics, science policy and science ethics.
In addition, STR coordinates the GFZ journal "System Earth".