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Building Bridges at the Science-Stakeholder Interface

Towards Knowledge Exchange in Earth System Science

  • Gesche Krause


  • Describes research processes of knowledge exchange

  • Reviews a set of methods that can be employed for specific science-stakeholder interaction processes

  • Showcases the learning capacities of a large fundamental science institution to address societal priorities


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gesche Krause, Ute Münch, Jana Kandarr, Oliver Jorzik, Pia Klinghammer
      Pages 7-9
    3. Gesche Krause, Klaus Grosfeld, Wolfgang Hiller
      Pages 11-16
  3. Dialogue Approaches of ESKP Contributions to AWI Knowledge Transfer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Christina Hörterer, Maximilian Schupp, Andreas Benkens, Bela H. Buck
      Pages 31-38
    3. Sonja Knapp, Alexandra Kraberg, Stephan Frickenhaus, Stefan Klotz, Oliver Schweiger, Gesche Krause
      Pages 39-45
    4. Winfried Hoke, Kirstin Werner, Helge Goessling, Thomas Jung
      Pages 47-53
    5. Sebastian Knecht, Andreas Herber, Kathrin Stephen
      Pages 55-61
  4. Data-Products of ESKP Contributions to AWI Knowledge Transfer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Klaus Grosfeld, Renate Treffeisen, Jölund Asseng, Georg Heygster
      Pages 69-72
    3. Melanie Bergmann, Mine B. Tekman, Andreas Walter, Lars Gutow
      Pages 85-92
  5. Modelling Approaches of ESKP Contributions to AWI Knowledge Transfer

About this book


This book covers the approaches, applied methods and central participatory processes at the science-stakeholder interfaces embedded in the development of the "Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP)". The latter is an initiative of the German Helmholtz Association, synthesizing the expertise of the eight Helmholtz research institutions focusing on Earth System Sciences. 

The contributions showcase the approach of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) within the ESKP initiative. Central focus is placed on the question as to which knowledge transfer processes can be employed to foster meaningful approaches based on science-stakeholder dialogues, data products, and/or modelling. The authors suggest that the tools and approaches for enhancing the vital contributions of science to addressing societal challenges warrant further investigation and development.



Knowledge Transfer Science-Stakeholder Interaction Processes Earth System Science Modelling Dialogues Data Products Methods of Stakeholder Engagement Earth System Knowledge Platform

Editors and affiliations

  • Gesche Krause
    • 1
  1. 1.Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany

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