COUPLED is a four-year, European Training Network granted by the EC under Horizon 2020.

We put the research approach of TELECOUPLING into action for solving sustainability challenges for land use. How to understand processes and actors that influence land use in an increasingly interconnected world? We train a new generation of young scientists to better integrate research, innovation and social responsibility.


Looking back on our Summer School

I walked into a very complex world, and I, myself, cannot answer all of those interesting questions. But knowing that there is a whole network of people all pursuing slightly different pathways, looking at slightly different subjects, but all trying to answer this one question, is for me the most exciting part of COUPLED. Siyu Qin…

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17-19 September 2018 / Vienna
Assessing Flows of Land-based Products (Advanced Training Course)

Introduces how land-based products flow between systems via trade and how to capture and measure such flows quantitatively. Topics: footprint analyses; virtual land, water, and biomass trade; socio-ecological metabolism; material and energy flow analysis (MEFA); flow-based sustainability indictors; commodity chain analysis.

Location: Institute of Social Ecology (Vienna)

19-21 September 2018 / Vienna
Communicating Science (Advanced Training Course)

The skills and strategies to effectively communicate research findings to a non-academic audience including policy makers, will be presented. Time is reserved for developing individual outreach strategies with guidance by the  media coach Robert Kötter.

Location: Institute of Social Ecology (Vienna)