Geogovernance is a central element in the application for the Excellence Initiative. > read more
Sep 2010: At the "Schiffbauergasse"-festival science is presented to be touched > read more
29.10.2010: PCPM Climate Breakfast with Prof. Bierbaum > read more
Apr 2010: Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Federal Foreign Office.
Feb 2010: PROGRESS started with Kickoff-Meeting. > read more
GeoGovernance is an initiative of the University of Potsdam's focus research areas of Earth Sciences and Politics, Administration and Management. The initiative aims to better integrate the results of current research on global problems such as natural hazards, climate change and sustainable resource into policy decision making.
GeoGovernance bridges the gap between natural and social sciences. The interdisciplinary focus lies on incorporating Earth and environmental expertise into political and administrative decision-making processes. This provides a common reference point, which is currently being addressed in some initial research projects and a variety of pilot models of training and continuing education.
The Potsdam GeoGovernance proposal is currently focused on the following areas:
The approach is unfolding in three pilot projects:
- Earth in Transition (proposal within the DFG Exczellence Initiative)
- GeoGovernance als Stream im MSc Public Management (MPM)