Knowledge platforms and focal points

Over the past years, the UFZ has managed to successfully establish so-called information points, which present an important element of our knowledge transfer activities. Research scientists contribute their knowledge, covering different themes and topics. The Department of Knowledge and Technology Transfer then helps to tailor this knowledge to the needs and expectations of different stakeholders and finally goes on to distribute this knowledge through different types of channels, for example through the network forum Biodiversity research (NeFo).

For further information about our information points, please contact our experts at the UFZ.

To collect scientific information on regional climate impacts on environment, landuse and society is a central aim of the Climate Office for Central Germany, as well as to disseminate these data in a comprehensible way to regional stakeholders and the public. The evaluation of Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change will be done with a regional focus on the Federal States Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and Saxony. In return, stakeholders deliver their information demand to the scientific community. This enables us to set our research focus to practical needs.


Dr. Andreas Marx
Department Computational Hydrosystems
Phone +49 341 235-1074

Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP)

At this internet plattform eight research centers of the Helmholtz-Association offer different kind of information on topics of the research field „Earth and Environment“.


PD Dr. Dierk Spreen
Head of the ESKP office
Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP)
Phone +49 331 288-1079

Global Assessment of Land Use Dynamics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services (GLUES)

The research programme ”sustainable land management” is currently being coordinated and moderated by the accompanying project GLUES (Global Assessment of Land Use Dynamics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services). Within the framework of the latter project, UFZ scientists organise the international multidisciplinary collaboration of about 10 joint projects by means of coordinating, supporting through communication measures and bringing them to a synthesis. A further aim is the initiation of a network between the scientific community and external partners in this field.


Prof. Ralf Seppelt
Department Computational Landscape Ecology
Phone +49 341 235-1250