Funding: DFG - German Research Foundation
The Research Training Group „NatRiskChange“ funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) aims at developing quantitative methods for an improved hazard and risk analysis. Research within 12 PhD and one Post-Doc projects is focussing on the transient, nonstationary nature of hazards and risks in response to changing natural and anthropogenic conditions characterizing the system Earth. Key scientific aims are the development and testing of pilot application studies on the identification, quantification and prediction of transient natural hazards and associated risks. The PhD projects within the programme are grouped accordingly into the main topics identification (I), quantification (Q) and prediction (P) of hazard and risk related changes. The Remote Sensing section at GFZ is involved in two PhD projects, namely „Changing risk from glacial lake outburst floods“ and „Assessment of early-warning signals and tipping points of sudden ecosystem shifts causing rapid land degradation in drylands“ as well as in the teaching programme.