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 Vom 20.-21.11.2017 veranstaltet das vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie finanzierte Förderprogramm „Energetische Biomassenutzung“ seine 7. Statuskonferenz und lädt unter dem Motto „Bioenergie: Flexibel und integriert in die nächste Epoche“ Bioenergieexperten aus dem Programm und darüber hinaus zum zweitägigen fachlichen Austausch nach Leipzig. Eine Schlüsselfrage wird sein, wie die Akteure der angewandten Forschung und Praxis den zukünftigen und sich wandelnden Anforderungen an die Bioenergie begegnen.


This workshop aims at analyzing the challenges with Persistent and Mobile Organic Chemicals (PMOCs) in water cycles, discussing consequences for drinking water quality and elaborating solutions that technology and regulation may provide.

The workshop addresses the following questions:
• How to identify a PMOC and what is known about the occurrence, sources and fate of PMOCs in the water cycle?
• Are drinking water resources (surface water and groundwater) adequately protected?
• Which technologies can act as barriers against PMOCs in the water cycle?
• Do we need water quality standards for PMOCs?
• Can chemical industry prevent future emissions of PMOCs into the environment?
• How way the EU regulations REACH regulation support the protection of drinking water resources against PMOCs?
Researchers, practitioners, regulators and further stakeholders from national and EU level are invited to discuss the issue of PMOCs with a focus on approaches for their future control, including removal and prevention.

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Over the next five years, nine research centres of the Helmholtz Association will collaborate to create a flexible, mobile measuring system for Earth observation: MOSES – Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems ( The highly flexible system will be used to investigate how short-term dynamic events such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall are linked to the long-term development of Earth and environmental systems.

The participating centres will develop, miniaturise and automate sensor and measuring systems, which will then be combined to form specific modules. These will record energy, water, greenhouse gas and nutrient cycles on the land surface, in coastal regions, in the ocean, in snow and ice regions, and in the atmosphere – but especially the interactions between Earth compartments. The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ is the coordinating centre.

We’ll invite all interested people at UFZ to join our informational meeting. Here, the MOSES infrastructure, the relevant dynamic events and the related research questions will be presented.


10:00 a.m: Welcome
10:05 a.m.: Introduction of MOSES infrastructure
10:40 a.m.: MOSES Working group „Heat wave“ (with UFZ participation)
11:10 a.m.: MOSES Working group „Hydrological Extremes“ (coordinated by UFZ)
11:40 a.m.: MOSES Working groups „Ocean Eddies“ and “Thawing Permafrost”
12:00 p.m.: MOSES Data management
10:00 Uhr: Vorstellung / Einführung

End of meeting approx. 12:30 p.m.

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Dr. Ruth DELZEIT (Kiel Institute for World Economy) will give a talk in the frame of the
UFZ Environmental Modeling & Monitoring Lecture

"Global economic-biophysical assessment of midterm scenarios for agricultural markets -
Biofuel policies, dietary patterns, cropland expansion, and productivity growth"

After the lecture, there will be the opportunity of exchange with the lecturer in a coffee break.
All interested colleagues are kindly invited.
For better logistic planning, please, register here until 23 November.

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 Fertile soils are a prerequisite for plant production and the fundamental basis for terrestrial bio-economic value chains. In a sustainable development perspective, the performance of soils in providing high yields have to be integrated with the provision of a wide range of ecosystem services. These include habitats for organisms and gene pools (biodiversity), cleaning of water and air, nutrient cycling, greenhouse gas mitigation, carbon sequestration, buffering of weather extremes, cooling, flood control, cultural assets, recreation and human health assets. At the same time, sustainable soil management implies the efficient utilization of natural resources including water, energy, land, and nutrients. The resource efficient optimization of such soil services requires a systemic understanding of the biological, chemical and physical processes interacting in the soil system as well as its dynamics with soil management. BonaRes conducts research to improve the evidence base for sustainable soil management.

The BonaRes funding initiative integrates 10 interdisciplinary collaborative projects as well as the BonaRes Centre. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

public event, participation with registration
public event, participation with registration
public event, participation without registration
german, english