COAST- Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research

Member Institutes

Member Institutes CEM CENTOS ForWind ICBM ZENARiO


CEM - Center for Environmental Modelling

Research focus:

  • Insights into the spatial and temporal development of complex systems
  • Management of ecological systems

Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Feudel
Contact: Office W15 1-102, Tel. +49-(0)441-798-2790


CENTOS - Oldenburg Center for Sustainability Economics and Management

Research focus:

  • Environmental and resource economics; ecological economics
  • Economics of sustainability research with emphasis on cultural science approach
  • Sustainability learning processes with individual and social focus
  • Sustainability-orientated innovation research and Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental politics and environmental law
  • Business and corporate ethics

Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhüner
Contact: Office A5-0-029, Tel. +49-(0)441-798-4366


ForWind – Centre for Wind Energy Research

Research focus:

  • Active research and development in areas such as offshore meteorology, wind performance forecasting, life expectancy forecasting and grid connections
  • Services and products for the wind energy sector and the changing energy market (analyses/studies, software solutions and consulting)

Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. Joachim Peinke
Contact: Office V02 2-219, Tel. +49-(0)441-798-5010


ICBM – Institute for the Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment

Research focus:

  • Mathematical-natural science environmental research of the eco and climate systems of the shallow sea and coastal regions
  • Applied science in the fields of marine technologies and sustainable development related to coastal zones

Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. Bernd Blasius
Contact: Office W15 2-237, Tel. +49-(0)441-798-3997


ZENARiO – Center for sustainable spatial development in Oldenburg

Research focus:

  • Territorial planning and management
  • Territorial protection and rural development
  • Tourism
  • Renewable energies
  • Ecological planning and development
  • Spatial information and presentation

Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. Ingo Mose
Contact: Office A01 0-015, Tel. +49-(0)441-798-4692