The IOER Research Programme 2022-28 builds on the long-term orientations provided by the institute’s statute (only available in German) and its Leitbild (mission statement). It reflects the position of the IOER in the German science system and the European Research Area as well as peer organisations and research networks globally with a view to ensuring both the distinctiveness and connectedness of the institute’s research agenda. Additionally, it takes into account the crucial timeframe to 2030 for the achievement of societal transformation goals and for setting priorities to meet preconditions and address leverage points.
The programme provides a multiannual framework for advancing and implementing spatial sustainability sciences at the IOER. It establishes the institute’s overall research subject and objectives as well as its research and transfer approach, research ethics and organisational structure.