COAST- Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research

Research & Projects

Sustainable land use and Biodiversity

Sustainable land use and Biodiversity

© [Maja Wolzenburg]

  • sustainable land use management in the North Sea region
  • development of climate adaptation strategies
  • ecosystem services
  • participative processes

Development Cooperation

Development Cooperation

© [Kilian Köbrich] / [COAST]

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Food production
  • Climate change / climate change adaptation
  • Resource distribution / resource protection
  • Land ownership / land distribution

Governance and transitions

Governance and transitions

© [Dirk Peters]

  • Energy transition pathways
  • Water management, flood and coastal protection strategies
  • Land use and resource management
  • Integrated coastal management, marine spatial planning, ocean governance

Seas and Coasts

Seas and Coasts

© [Kay Ludwig]

  • Science as foundation of sustainable use
  • Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning
  • Marine resources and marine energy potentials
  • Europeanising coastal regions

Climate Adaptation

Climate Adaptation

© [Michael Kleyer]

  • Agriculture / Food security
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Resource distribution
  • Land use

Regional Energy Solutions

Regional Energy Solutions

© [Wolfgang Jargstorff] / [Fotolia.com]

  • Energy concepts in regional context
  • Economical and regional Assessment
  • Sustainable supply chain of biomass
  • Mapping of bioenergy potentials