Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald, KIT-ITAS, Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lucht, PIK, Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel, Ifo Institute, Munich
Prof. Dr. Christiane Schmullius, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena
Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR, Kiel (Chair)
Prof. Dr. Volkmar Wolters, Justus Liebig University, Giessen
The members are experts from the natural and social sciences, in inter- and transdisciplinary research and represent different universities and non-university research institutions. During the first mandate period (2013 – 2016) one of the main tasks of the committee will be to further develop Future Earth with the help of the German community and to identify German contributions and interests. The “German Committee Future Earth” will also support German researchers to identify societally relevant research topics by co-designing research (the dialogue between science, society and research funders), provide support for the German community in the conceptual design of integrated research, and link the different German researchers in natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. In addition the “German Committee Future Earth” will act as an advisory board to the DFG for strategic international issues in Future Earth.
In March, 2013 the “German Committee Future Earth” held its first meeting and decided to start initial activities soon. For instance, the committee is planning the next conference for beginning of 2014 to discuss the developments of Future Earth together with the German community.
IGBP closed at the end of 2015. This website is no longer updated.