02 July 2019 - 03 July 2019
Laxenburg, Austria

IIASA and the German Aerospace Center Joint Workshop

On 2-3 July 2019, researchers from IIASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) convened to explore new areas of research collaborations.

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The workshop hosted by IIASA in Laxenburg, brought together key researchers from both IIASA and the DLR to explore joint collaborations in the areas of integration of energy, transport & atmospheric data in sustainability models and remote sensing data, interpretation and utilization.

The workshop followed a high-level DLR visit to IIASA in 2017 which resulted in the signing of a joint memorandum of understanding between the two organizations to further enhance research collaborations jointly.

IIASA researchers have collaborated with DLR in the past, for example on the project Energy Use Impacts on the Environment (EnerGEO). The project, which ran from 2009-2013, assessed the current and future impact of energy use on the environment by linking environmental observation systems with the processes involved in exploiting energy resources.

IIASA Researchers and Members of the DLR Delegation © IIASA

IIASA and Germany

Research collaborations between IIASA and Germany have been highly productive throughout IIASA’s history. Since 2008, this cooperation has involved over 70 German organizations and led to almost 900 joint scientific publications and wide-ranging policy advice delivered via organizations such as the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).

Joint studies focus on the complex global systems that affect Germany, its economy, and its people. Research topics include transformation paths to a sustainable energy system, the impact of demographic change in Germany and optimizing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis—one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore these complex problems across multiple sectors, countries, and timeframes. IIASA’s collaborations are both applying these systems approaches and advancing the mathematical methods and models of systems analysis.

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