Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB


Future Earth Workshop on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus entitled

“Assessment of the state of knowledge related to science, integrated observations, and governance in the W-E-F Nexus”

to be held at Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe, November 23– 25, 2015.


The goals of the Workshop are:

  1. Identify gaps in our understanding and our ability to resolve W-E-F Nexus issues.
  2. Explore
    a) decision making at the operational level and
    b) policy development at national and international levels in the Nexus with an emphasis on integrated management of energy and water, the links to bioenergy, the bio-economy and land management and the role of the public and private sectors.
  3. Identify observation types and essential variables, datasets, software platforms and tools (e.g. for modelling and analysis at different spatiotemporal scales, change of scale, handling of Big Data), indicators for decision making,
  4. Identify pilot projects, research activities, and program strategies whereby Earth observations can be effectively integrated into decision-making within emerging W-E-F Nexus collaborations.


Participation is by invitation only as places are limited.
You are welcome to express your interest via the “register” button; we will ensure that you are kept informed and will confirm your participation in due time.




Contact for further information:
Dr. Kym Watson
Dept. Head of Department ‘Information Management and Production Control’
Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
Fraunhoferstr. 1
76131 Karlsruhe
email kym.watson(at)


Department Secretariat:
Marion Hutzel
email marion.hutzel(at)
phone +49 721 6091-290