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COAST - Zentrum für Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung
Universität Oldenburg
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg


Dr. Thomas Klenke

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Zentrum für nachhaltige Raumentwicklung in Oldenburg
Kolloquium zur nachhaltigen Raumentwicktung im WiSe 2019/2020
"Zukunft und Mobilität"
BIS Hörsaal im Bibliotheksgebäude am Uhlhornsweg, Mo: 16:15 bis 17:45 Uhr
Veranstalter: Prof. Dr. Ingo Mose, Dr. Peter Schaal


The Civic Energy Conference 18.09.2019


How can citizens and communities stake their claim as drivers of the energy transition? Together with key European, national and regional policymakers and stakeholders the Conference examines the implications of the recently adopted new European energy market design and its promise of a “level playing field” between centralized and local energy systems. The Conference also presents effective solutions and support for civic energy stakeholders and highlights the range of benefits to be gained for communities.

CENTOS Postershow 2019

Am 17.10.2019 findet von 16:00 Uhr bis ca. 18:00 Uhr im BIS-Saal die CENTOS Postershow statt. Dabei werden ausgewählte aktuelle Forschungsprojekte mit Nachhaltigkeitsbezug der CENTOS Lehrstühle und Forschungsgruppen vorgestellt. Anschließend gibt es für alle Besucher die Gelegenheit, mit den wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeitern und Professoren ins Gespräch zu kommen und Fragen zu stellen. Studierende des Masterclusters Nachhaltigkeit sowie alle Interessierte sind herzlich willkommen!

Fotos und Impressionen, sowie die Poster aus dem letzten Jahr sind unter dem folgenden Link zu finden:


Malena Ripken awarded Postgraduate Researcher Best Presentation Prize at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2018

We are delighted to share that COAST researcher Malena Ripken recently won the 2018 annual CMRG Postgraduate Researcher Best Presentation Award at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference for her talk titled: “The ‘Living Q’ – An Interactive Method for Actor Engagement in Transnational Marine Spatial Planning”.

The ‘Living Q’ is a method that aims to enhance transnational marine spatial planning processes. It allows interactive dialogue among stakeholders in a playful, communicative and living environment. ‘Living Q’ sessions showed benefits for comparison of MSP approaches and understanding of principles which drive planning in practice.

A full summary can be found here:

Call for participation in ICCCE 2018

After five years of funding by the FONA research programme from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the research group "Cascade Use" is inviting to their final conference ICCCE 2018- International Conference on Cascade Use and Circular Economy. The conference will take place in Oldenburg, Germany, on September 24th and 25th, 2018, to discuss relevant topics on resource management and the related CO2 emission reduction. Registration is now open until September 15th, 2018. Early bird ends on August 31st.

ICCCE 2018 will be organised by Cascade Use under the lead of Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Pehlken, supported by the Co-Hosts Shanghai Jiao Tong University - SJTU (Prof. Chen Ming) and the AARTI – Alliance of Automotive Recovery Technology Innovation.

We are proud to announce our Keynote Speakers Prof. Susanne Rotter (University of Technology Berlin, Germany; Member of the Advisory Council on the Environment of the German Government), Prof. Christoph Herrmann (TU Braunschweig, IWF), Dr. Christian Hagelüken (Director EU Affairs Umicore) and Dr. Henning Wilts (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy).

You will expect highly interesting discussions on the topics:

  • Life Cycle Assessment and Material Flow Assessment
  • Sustainable Mobility Services
  • Industrial Ecology
  • WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • (Re-)Manufacturing, and
  • Cascade Use and Waste Management 4.0.

Please join us for this unique conference in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. A preliminary program and the registration is online on and will be updated regularly.

Please register soon for ICCCE2018 on our conference website and contact us if you need assistance via

Your ICCCE 2018 conference team

5. Juli 2018 Sonderveranstaltung zur Klimadiskussion mit Klaus Lackner

Drei neue Artikel zum Thema MSP veröffentlicht

Three new papers linked to ‘Marine Spatial Planning’ have recently been published in different journals. Please follow the links to access the articles.

Vogel, C.; Ripken, M.; Klenke, T. Linking Marine Ecosystem Services to the North Sea’s Energy Fields in Transnational Marine Spatial Planning. Environments 2018, 5, 67.


Keijser, X.; Ripken, M.; Mayer, I.; Warmelink, H.; Abspoel, L.; Fairgrieve, R.; Paris, C. Stakeholder Engagement in Maritime Spatial Planning: The Efficacy of a Serious Game Approach. Water 2018, 10, 724.


Keijser X., Ripken M., Warmelink H., Abspoel L., Fairgrieve R., Mayer I. (2018) Maritime Spatial Planning – A Board Game for Stakeholder Involvement. In: Lukosch H., Bekebrede G., Kortmann R. (eds) Simulation Gaming. Applications for Sustainable Cities and Smart Infrastructures. ISAGA 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10825. Springer, Cham


Kolloquium zur nachhaltigen Raumentwicklung im SoSe 2018 "Aktuelle umweltrechtliche Fragen des Nordwest-Raums"


Nachhaltiger Küstenschutz


Wie kann die ostfriesische Nordseeküste in Zeiten des Klimawandels geschützt werden? Im Forschungsprojekt COMTESS (Sustainable COastal Land Management: Trade-offs in EcoSystem Services) haben Wissenschaftler unter Leitung der Oldenburger Arbeitsgruppe Landschaftsökologie mögliche Strategien für einen zukunftsweisenden Küstenschutz erforscht. Im Video des Bundesforschungsministeriums stellt die Oldenburger Forscherin Dr. Leena Karrasch die Ergebnisse vor.

Die Weihnachtsflut 1717


"Weihnachten vor 300 Jahren wurde die Nordseeküste von einer verheerenden Sturmfluten heimgesucht. Die Katastrophe führte zur Wende bei Küstenschutz und Deichbau." (NDR) » Anhören


BUIS Tage: 20. Tagung der Fachgruppe Betriebliche Umweltinformationssysteme der Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V.


10. BUIS-Tage Smart Cities / Regions – Technische, wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Innovationen 24.-25. Mai 2018 in Oldenburg » Call for Papers

1st FRAMES Letter: Increasing flood resilience beyond borders


"The purpose of FRAMES (Flood Resilient Areas by Multi-layEr Safety) is to ensure that inhabitants and infrastructure are more resilient to the potential effects of flooding." » further information

Kolloquium zur nachhaltigen Raumentwicklung: „Coastal Regions of Europe in Transformation — Transformationsprozesse europäischer Küstenregionen"


Klimaschutz jetzt! Veranstaltungen der Klima-Allianz Oldenburg


  • Sonne, Wind und Wut: Wird die Energiewende ausgebremst?
  • „Uns steht das Wasser bis zum Hals!“ Der globale Klimaschutz nach der Bonner Weltklimakonferenz
  • Power to Change – Die EnergieRebellion (D 2016)
  • Ökologisches Grundeinkommen
  • Hunger in der Welt? Saatgut und globale Ernährungssicherheit
  • Textilproduktion in globaler Perspektive

HEdIS Summer School Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizens November 2017


IoT has been earmarked as the key driver of Industry revolution 4.0 as well as the Future Internet. However, most African countries are not keeping pace with these technological advancements and do not have the skills and research required for IoT. This summer school aims to:

  • reate an awareness of sustainability issues in water, mobility and energy, as well as the potential of IoT to address such issues.
  • Educate participants on IoT and the potential they have to offer.
  • Provide participants with the necessary skills to appropriately analyse sustainability issues (in water, energy and mobility) and to design innovative solutions.

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