INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Leibniz Institute of Ecological, Urban and Regional Development

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Leibniz Institute of Ecological, Urban and Regional Development
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Germany
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden is an establishment of the Leibniz Association for research in the spatial sciences focussing on ecological aspects of sustainable development. It was founded on 1 January 1992, is jointly funded by the federal and Saxony governments and is a research establishment with a staff of over 100.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    In accordance with its Leitbild, the Institute addresses the scientific basis for the sustainable development of cities and regions in the national and international context. Research concentrates on four main areas: The Research Area 'Landscape Change and Management' is concerned with analysing change in cities and regions. Particular attention is paid to open spaces and ecosystem services, as well as strategies and tools for influencing them. The Research Area 'Resource Efficiency of Settlement Structures' looks at whether and to what extent cities, buildings, and infrastructures can be designed and refined to consume less land and material and to achieve higher energy efficiency. The Research Area 'Environmental Risks in Urban and Regional Development' is concerned with analysing and assessing risks for spatial development from natural hazards and climate change. Planning strategies, tools, and risk prevention are also addressed. The Research Area 'Monitoring of Settlement and Open Space Development' develops survey, monitoring, and analytical procedures for better describing the state of and changes in land use. Forecast procedures are also elaborated for establishing housing land requirements as a driving force in urban and regional development. The Institute makes its findings available to the political authorities and society.
    Comments: 
    Our work focused in the Monitor of settlement and open space development (www.ioer-monitor.de)
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Whole cover of Germany
    Societal Sector: 
    reserach, education, consulting
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    We used INSPIRE declaration (example raster definition, wms services, Meta data definition) for visualization of our indicators for the description of the development in Germany in www.ioer-monitor.de
    Primary Business: 
    Research, Education, Planning