Dialogue & Transfer

‘Research for the Future of our Freshwaters’ is IGB’s mission. For this reason, the provision of objective information and consulting to societal players from policy, authorities, associations, the economy, education, civil society and the interested public is an equally important central task undertaken by IGB as the joint development of new research questions. We collaborate in dialogue-oriented and participatory projects that include specialised interest groups or citizen scientists from the very beginning (citizen science); we promote exchange in the context of public events, we offer our own series of workshops and dialogue talks, and publish an IGB publication series to help transfer our research results to societal and political processes. In order to foster this exchange, we have developed an institute-wide Science-Society-Interface (SSI) strategy that is now being gradually implemented. Industrial cooperation activities also ensure that current research knowledge and technologies are transferred to practice.

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In the run-up to the Bundestag election in 2017, the IGB has identified five urgent water related issues and published them in a policy letter. In the next legislature, there is an urgent need for discussion and action for the new federal government.

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Traveling from rivers to the sea and back is a major task in a sturgeon’s life and now he even takes children and young adults on his journey. By means of joint actions children explore their aquatic environment and learn important facts related to the use and protection of water bodies as well as to the linkage of ecosystems.
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Jörn Geßner
Madeleine Ammar
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(Dept. 4) Biology and Ecology of Fishes
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09/2016
End
10/2017
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AQUACROSS

AQUACROSS is a Horizon 2020 project which aims to support EU efforts to protect aquatic biodiversity and ensure the provision of aquatic ecosystem services. As such, AQUACROSS seeks to advance knowledge and application of ecosystem-based management for aquatic ecosystems to support the timely achievement of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy targets.   
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Sonja Jähnig
Martin Pusch
Department
(Dept. 2) Ecosystem Research
Start
06/2015
End
12/2018
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INAPRO- Innovative Aquaponics for Professional Application

Innovative model and demonstration based water management for resource efficiency in integrated multitrophic agriculture and aquaculture systems
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Werner Kloas
Daniela Baganz
Steffi Kowalski
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(Dept. 4) Biology and Ecology of Fishes
(Dept. 5) Ecophysiology and Aquaculture
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