Projects

The Oeko-Institut’s researchers work on more than 350 national and international projects a year, focusing on Chemicals Management and Technology Assessment, Energy and Climate, Emission and Ambient Pollution Control, Radiation Protection, Agriculture and Biodiversity, Sustainable Consumption, Mobility, Resource Management and Industry, Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety, and Law, Policy and Governance.

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Carbon Credit Guidance for Buyers – developing a carbon credit assessment methodology

Project manager: Schneider, L.
Start of project: 09 / 2019

Technical support to develop EU GPP Criteria for Smartphones

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 09 / 2019

Extended dry storage of spent fuel and high radioactive waste Work package: Safety-related operation and organisational and social aspects

Project staff:  Neles, J.
Start of project: 09 / 2019

The international discussions on safety management during interim storage are updated in this project. In particular, questions of knowledge management and maintenance of competence of operators and authorities with regard to long-term…

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Implementation of the new sustainability criteria for agriculture and forest biomass under the Recast of the Renewable Energy Directive

Project manager: Böttcher, H.
Start of project: 08 / 2019

Smart Home - Energy consumption and savings potential of intelligent devices

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 08 / 2019

The overarching objective of the project is to show that the use of intelligent and networked devices in private households can potentially lead to energy savings, but that the corresponding devices themselves - due to their smart…

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In-depth analysis on "Environment and climate change policies - state of play, current and future challenges" (including its presentation)

Project manager: Cames, M.
End of project: 09 / 2019

Study to assess seven (7) exemption requests relating to Annex III and IV to Directive 2011/65/EU

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 08 / 2019

Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2) states that "no electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market, including cables and spare…

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Marine litter and microplastics: Promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and achieving the prevention and minimization of the gereration of plastic wastes

Project manager: Manhart, A.
Start of project: 07 / 2019

The project „Marine litter and microplastics: Promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of plastic wastes” (NORAD-project) is implemented by the…

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Development of indicators in a catalogue of criteria and implementation of an initial survey to determine the current situation for the evaluation of the national radon action plan

Project manager: Küppers, C.
Start of project: 07 / 2019

Radon protection in the Radiation Protection Act has been in force since the end of last year. The law defines a reference value for the radon activity concentration indoors and at workplaces. The law stipulates that the Federal…

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Evaluation of the sports grounds noise protection regulation

Project manager: Schütte, S.
Start of project: 07 / 2019

The research project evaluates the amendment to the Sports Facilities Noise Regulation. The aim is to investigate the effects of the changes - in particular the increase in the permitted noise levels emitted by sports facilities. It…

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In-depth analysis on international climate negiotiations in view of the COP 25 UN Climate Change Conference in Santiago (December 2019)

Project manager: Moosmann, L.
Start of project: 06 / 2019

Short Pre-Feasibility study as part of the project "Climate Adaptation in urban areas in Bangladesh, Phase III - Component Sirajganj" - Solid Waste Expert

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 07 / 2019

Oeko-Institut supports KfW in considering aspects of "Solid Waste Management" in the project "CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN URBAN AREAS IN BANGLADESH, PHASE III - COMPONENT SIRAJGANJ".

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Management of high level radioactive waste in Germany: Roads from storage towards disposal

Project manager: Chaudry, S.
Start of project: 06 / 2019

WERA aims at roadmaps for the disposal of spent fuel and high level radioactive waste. The need for action along this road as well as options for action will be discussed. Thus a basis will be designed for active Integration of…

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Engineering-based screening of reportable events in german nuclear reactors and evaluation of operational experience

Project manager: Kurth, S.
Start of project: 06 / 2019

Simulation Calculations for the Conversion of FRM-II

Unterauftrag zum Vorhaben 4718R01321, Entwicklung von Bewertungsmethoden für Umrüstungsstrategien bei Forschungsreaktoren von HEU auf LEU Brennstoff (AP1)

Project manager: Englert, M.
Start of project: 06 / 2019

The Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH is conducting a research project to investigate the safety aspects of the conversion of research reactors from Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) to Low Enriched Uranium (LEU)…

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Analysis and method development Article 6 Paris Agreement 018-3258

Project manager: Schneider, L.
Start of project: 05 / 2019

EU-DG Clima F-gas domestic support (Lot 2) / Supporting Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Policies - Lot 2- Domestic support

Project manager: Jörß, W.
Start of project: 05 / 2019

ESD-Rewiew 2019 Annual rewiew of Member States' greenhouse gas inventories under the Effort Sharing Decision 2019

Project manager: Harthan, R.
Start of project: 05 / 2019

Innovative concepts on participation in the course of the enacting of two regulations, following § 26 and § 27 of the German Site Selection Law: Safety requirements and requirements on preliminary safety assessments

Project manager: Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 11 / 2019

In the course of the issuing process for safety requirements and requirements on preliminary safety assessments stakeholder associations and the citicens interested in the subject shall be given the opportunity to participate. In the…

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Contributions to the German Obligations regarding the National Report and the 7th Review Meeting of the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

Project manager: Neles, J.
Start of project: 05 / 2019

Since preparing Germany’s first national report to the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management” (Joint Convention), OEko-Institut substantially contributes the…

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