Project coordination of the first SASSCAL Research Portfolio:
The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) is a joint initiative of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Germany in response to the challenges of global change.
The current processes of global change, including demographic change, climate change and the globalization of economic systems, are an enormous challenge for societies worldwide. Climate change is affecting the lives of millions of people in all parts of the world. Current projections on future developments indicate that there is an urgent need to develop concepts on how to adapt to these challenges in due course. Science and research offer proactive approaches to deal with the current and the expected changes. In this regard, the role of science is to be understood as a service to those societies that are most severely affected by climate change and to provide decision-makers with evidence-based results and advice.
Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology; Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology
Prof. Dr. Norbert Jürgens (Project coordinator)
Prof. Dr. Annette Eschenbach, Institute of Soil Science; Prof. Dr. Jörg Ganzhorn, Animal Ecology and Conservation; Prof. Dr. Michael Schnegg, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Among others: BGR; DWD; DLR; Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena; Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht; ISOE-Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung; Leibniz Universität Hannover; Phillips Universität Marburg; Universität Bremen; Universität Trier; ISCED da Huíla, Angola; Universade José Eduardo dos Santos, Angola; Universidade Agostinho Neto, Angola; Namibian University of Science and Technology, Namibia; University of Namibia, Namibia; Gobabeb Research and Training Centre, Namibia; National Botanical Research Institute, Namibia; University of Botswana, Botswana; Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Ressources, Botswana; University of Zambia, Zambia; Mulungushi University, Zambia; National Remote Sensing Centre, Zambia; Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Zambia; Stellenbosch University, RSA; University of Cape Town, RSA; CSIR, RSA;