Observatory of the Dynamics of Interactions between Societies and Environment in the Amazon

[2016 – 2020]

Achieving a sustainable development trajectory in Amazonia is one of the key challenges facing Brazil, and is also an important international concern. ODYSSEA assembles an internationally renowned European and Brazilian multidisciplinary and intersectoral team. We aim to produce fundamental science and tools in order to build an innovative multi-and interdisciplinary observatory to monitor and assess dynamic interactions between Amazon societies and their environments. This observatory will serve as a basis for policy development that integrates social, environmental, political-economic and human health dimensions. Our methodology puts the society at the heart of the observatory’s building process, engaging stakeholders and decision makers in the research to favour advancement of their objectives and commitment to sustainable development issues. Continue reading “MSCA-RISE Project: ODYSSEA”

Risks and Chances of Global Change in NW-Argentina

Socio-Economic Dynamics – Adaptation Strategies – Regional Sustainability

[2011 – 2013]

Northwest-Argentina is, due to its physiographical settings and specific historical development, a strongly heterogeneous and fragmented region. In the context of Global Change, new and manifold political, social as well as ecological risks arise. The resulting contradictory results are being analysed to identify chances and potentials for sustainable regional development. Continue reading “Risks and Chances of Global Change in NW-Argentina”

MOOC Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

On January 12, 2015 the online course, MOOC Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate (with contributions by me as well) went online.

This MOOC enhances knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as resilience and transformation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and how they can be operationalized. Continue reading “MOOC Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate”