Welcome to the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet)

Eight pioneering institutes in sustainability research have joined together, forming the “Ecological Research Network” (Ecornet), a network of non-university, non-profit German research institutes focusing on environmental and sustainability research. Their common mission: to create a scientific foundation for the societal transformation to sustainability. The Ecornet institutes conduct applied research across the borders of scientific disciplines regarding ways to achieve a post-fossil and post-nuclear society.

Ecornet aims to open up the scientific disciplines to the social-ecological questions that will characterize the 21st century. The network, founded in July 2011, includes eight research institutes that focus on transdisciplinary sustainability research: