Umwelt und Globaler Wandel
Research Core Area
Environmental and Global Change
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Environmental and Global Change, EGC
This field of research focuses on the research and supervision of climate and environmental change and its effects, the analysis of the role of mankind as well as the demonstration of new means towards sustainable regional development and innovation. The primary region of study is Austria embedded within a European and finally, a globally oriented research periphery, as well as common basic environmental research systems.
The inter-university emphasis “environmental and global change” comprises about 20 groups of researchers from climate and environmental physics, meteorology, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, environmental biology, ecology and evolution research, environmental economy, environmental sociology and psychology, geography and regional research, system sciences and sustainability research, external environmental research in Graz: sun system and cosmic space, environmental ethics and environmental law together.
The scientific works and projects concentrate on five fields of research:
- GlobEOS (Global Earth Observation and Stewardship) is concerned with global earth observing and earth stewardship within the context of climate and environmental change.
- RegIMOS (Regional Integrated Modeling and Studies) is concerned with regional integrated modeling as well as studies into climate and environmental change.
- EnviSYS (Changing Ecosystems and Earth-external Environmental Systems) comprises research on earth’s ecosystems and dynamic earth-external environmental systems.
- GreenPROTEC (Green Processes and Technologies) deals with processes and technologies which cope with climate and environmental change.
- RegiKNOWS (Regional Changes Research and Knowledge Transfer for Sustainability) comprises research into dynamic regions and the transfer of knowledge transfer relating to sustainable development.
Already in 2005 these fields were bound under the umbrella organization of the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change at the University of Graz.
The working groups of this think tank are involved in numerous projects in international research and can their results have been published in high-ranking professional journals.
Further informations: http://umwelt.uni-graz.at/en/