Upcoming events

June 15-19, 2020:

COUPLED Training Webinar: Societal Entrepreneurship, Management, and Leadership

Understand how sustainability can be embedded in organisations: gain an appreciation and framework conditions for effective corporate social responsibility. Consider the role of sustainability science in corporate innovation. Understand how sustainability performance of companies can be measured. Gain insights relevant for developing an entrepreneurial, transdisciplinary and team-based mindset. Develop awareness of the opportunities for science leadership in an applied setting.

Facilitated by our member Unilever U.K.

Location:  Online

June 25, 2020:

GLP Webinar: Telecoupling challenges in conservation

GLP’s Telecoupling Working Group invites you to their second webinar dedicated to discussions around the challenges posed by telecouplings to conservation, and the potentials that the telecoupling perspective offers conservation studies. We are happy to have Joel Persson (University of Copenhagen) and Siyu Quin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) invited, both PhD students in our COUPLED project working on questions of conservation and telecoupling, and both with practical experiences from the conservation sector.

GLP website for registration

Location:  Online

Past events

September 4-7, 2019:
ECPR General Conference 2019

Organised by European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). ECPR’s General Conference is one of Europe’s largest annual gathering of political scientists. The programme covers the breadth of political science, creating a platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the discipline.
Meet COUPLED fellow Johanna Coenen presenting her research on Environmental Governance of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Location:  Wroclaw, Poland

August 28-30, 2019:
Kosmos Conference “Navigating the Sustainability Transformation in the 21st Century” 

The KOSMOS Conference shall provide a landmark for today’s great challenges towards sustainability. It is intended as a platform to discuss the science of the sustainability transformation, and to interactively conceptualize a science-based framework in the context of the UN’s SDGs. Organised by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Meet many of our COUPLED members there, including Nicolas Roux and Floris Leijten presenting insights from their PhD research. Program

Location:  Berlin, Germany

(c) HU Berlin/ Boris Nitzsche

July 21-25, 2019:
ICCB 2019: 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology

ICCB is the major global forum for addressing conservation challenges and for presenting new research in conservation science and practice. Siyu Qin is presenting insights from land system science for conservation.

Location:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

April 24-26, 2019:
Global Land Programme: Open Science Meeting 2019

We are looking forward to the OSM 2019 in Bern, organised by the Global Land Programme.

This conference represents a unique opportunity to build and enhance scientific capacity and enable transformations to a sustainable future by identifying core questions, synthesizing research, and setting future agendas. The COUPLED network will be present.

Location:  Bern, Switzerland

  Getting inspired – Report from the Open Science Meeting

March 10-15, 2019:
COUPLED Training Course on Scientific Writing

Strategies and techniques for drafting scientific texts, pitfalls in scientific writing, self-help techniques, publications outlets, open-science and open-access publishing. The last two days consist of a writing retreat.

Location:  Artés (Catalonia)

March 8, 2019:
COUPLED Mid-Term Check

The Mid-Term Check is a constructive dialogue between the network participants and the funding agency of the European Commission and is a valuable source of feedback.

Location: Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

March 5-7, 2019:
COUPLED Training Course on Governance and Justice inTelecoupling

Training course on how to analyse governance and justice issues in telecoupling research.

Location: Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

November 28-30, 2018:
COUPLED Training Course on Place-based Assessments of Land Systems

Explores how local-scale case studies allows for an exploration of underlying causes of land change. How to assess land systems spatially by GIS/remote sensing, ascribe agency and causality via quasi-experimental setups and agent-based models, and combine qualitative and quantitative research.

Location:  Earth and Life Institute at Université catholique de Louvain

November 26-27, 2018:
COUPLED Training Course on Modeling Land-Use Change

Introduces spatial modelling of telecoupled land systems, emphasising models dealing with human-environment interactions across scales and sectors. How to incorporate agency in land system models, how to assess displacement explicitly, and how to explore impacts of land change under a range of scenarios.

Location:   Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam

September 21-23, 2018:
COUPLED Training Course on Communicating Science

Intensive interactive exercises on how to effectively communicate scientific messages to a non-academic audience. Workshop with Robert Kötter from Zweirat Training.

Location:  Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna

September 19-21, 2018:
COUPLED Training Course on Flows of Land-based Products

Training Course on tools and methods to measure the material and energy flows occurring between countries caused by international trade.

Location:  Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna

July 9-19, 2018:
COUPLED Summer School

The Summer School brings together all COUPLED PhD fellows to provide common ground and initiate network-wide communication and collaboration.

Location: IRI THESys (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Bad Belzig

April 19-20, 2018:
Research Workshop “Governance in Telecoupled Land Systems”

This workshop brings together early-career and established researchers to advance shared understanding and to allow in-depth discussion of current conceptual and methodological challenges in analyzing governance in telecoupled land systems. Jointly organized by University of Bern (Institute of Geography & Centre for Development and Environment), Leuphana University (Faculty of Sustainability), Osnabrück University (Institute of Social Sciences), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (IRI THESys & Geography Department). Jonas Nielsen and Cecilie Friis introduce COUPLED and its perspectives on hot topics regarding governance in telecoupled systems.

Location: University of Bern

February 19-20, 2018:
First COUPLED Network Assembly

The COUPLED networks meets in Berlin to kick the project off.

Location: IRI THESys (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)