Seminar Abstract

Iris Grossmann

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Future perspectives for the Lower Elbe region 2005-2030: Climate trends and globalization


This study investigates future perspectives for the Lower Elbe region the Northern German region encompassing Hamburg and the surrounding districts against the background of climate change and global and regional socio-economic, technological and political changes. The most relevant developments for this investigation are

The most interesting and consequential risks and opportunities for the region tend to result from mutual dependencies between the above fields as well as from long-term trends. Beyond that, neglecting either of the involved developments will lead to misestimates in other fields. Interconnections between the different fields are therefore at the core of the analysis. Applicability of the results has been sought throughout the investigation through a stakeholder workshop and interviews with more than 50 experts and stakeholders.

Core results are


Speaker bio:

Iris Grossmann is a Research Associate for the GKSS Research Centre at the Institute for Coastal Research in Geesthacht, Germany.