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Subproject

SPC - Coordination and integrated data management



Speakers

Prof. Dr. Norbert Jürgens
(Project speaker)
University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg
Germany


Phone: +49 40 42816 260
Fax: +49 40 42816 261
 norbert.juergens@t-online.de
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang-Albert Flügel
(Deputy speaker)
Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
Institute of Geography
Department for Geoinformatics, Hydrology and Modelling
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena
Germany

Phone: +49 3641 948850
Fax: +49 3641 948852
 c5wafl@uni-jena.de


Coordination team

Dr. Cynthia Erb
University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 40 42816 674
Fax: +49 40 42816 539
 cynthia.erb@uni-hamburg.de
Dr. Alexander Groengroeft
University of Hamburg
Institute of Soil Science
Allende-Platz 2
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 40 42838 4395
Fax: +49 40 42838 2024
 a.groengroeft@ifb.uni-hamburg.de
Dr. Ingo Homburg
University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 40 42816 409
Fax: +49 40 42816 539
 ingo.homburg@uni-hamburg.de


Dr. Michael Pröpper
University of Hamburg
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Edmund-Siemers-Alle 1 (West)
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 40 42838 3850
Fax: +49 40 42838 6288
Cell Namibia : +256 81 258 919 120 146
 michael.proepper@uni-hamburg.de


Laura Schmidt
University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 40 42816 681
Fax: +49 40 42816 539
 laura.schmidt@uni-hamburg.de

Dr. Susanne Stirn
University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 40 42816 533
Fax: +49 40 42816 539
 susanne.stirn@uni-hamburg.de


Contact for Geodata Infrastructure

Dr. Sven Kralisch
Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
Institute of Geography
Chair of Geoinformatics, Geohydrology and Modelling
Grietgasse 6
07743 Jena
Germany

Phone:  +49 3641 948 854
Fax: +49 3641 948 852
 sven.kralisch@uni-jena.de
   

Participants


Projects

  • Okavango Basin Information System (OBIS)
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Function

The Coordination Project SPC will coordinate and integrate scientific activities and will design and implement a knowledge-based integrated database system for ecosystem functions and services analysis, modelling and assessment.



Core objectives

SPC coordinates and manages the research and dissemination activities and data flows of all partners in the cluster to ensure the achievement of the joint scientific goals and expected outputs. The coordination project focuses on several core objectives:

  • Establishment of an effective and successful project management structure accounting for all the management demands and challenges of the subprojects. This objective will include the management of personnel, technical and administrative topics. It will further include the facilitation and coordination of communication, data flows, capacity building efforts and the production of joint results among all partners of the project. Likewise the SPC will function as a link with the overarching LAMA coordination project GLUES.

  • Guidance and support of the stakeholder processes in such a way that the implementation of the project's products and deliverables at stakeholder institutions is promoted.

  • Adaptation and implementation of the web-based, integrated Okavango Basin Information System data base (OBIS/AIDIS) provided by SPC member Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (FSU) at SPC member Okavango Research Institute in Maun (ORI). The OBIS will be populated with data obtained from the subprojects, partners and stakeholders, i.e. biodiversity data, hydro-meteorological data time series, input for model scenarios, socio-economic information and GIS maps. OBIS will make data time series, information and model results from the subprojects available to project partners, stakeholders, and authorized end-users. The latter will be trained in using OBIS by means of a comprehensive capacity development to ensure efficient service of the data needs of OKACOM and associated stakeholders.