Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER)
has been founded in 1992 upon the recommendation of the Scientific
Council of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its constitutive task
is to scientifically address basic issues of an environmental-oriented
spatial development in a national, European and international context.
Thereto requirements for a sustainable regional, landscape and urban
development as well as development of housing are investigated.
The research deals with currents
situations, perspectives for further development and methods, strategies
and instruments for an environmental-friendly governance. This also
includes the formulation of basic principles for planning and policy.
The institute is focussing the water related research as one core
area to provide comprehensive approaches for flood risk management
and river basin management. This covers especially the interfaces
between natural, social and planning science and leads to innovative
integrated and governance-oriented approaches. Against this background
the institute is one of the founder members of the Dresden Flood
Research Center (D-FRC).
The Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER)
is jointly funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal
State of Saxony. It is a member of the Science Association Gottfried
Wilhelm Leibniz e. V. and as a registered society (e. V.) exclusively
and directly pursues aims for the common good. As the largest German
spatial science institute it currently employs about 100 staff.
For further information visit the IOER website on:www.IOER.de