copan - Events

Internal eventsSüringhaus PIK Potsdam

COPAN jour fixe: each Monday, 1 pm, Old Library, Süring building (A62), Telegraph hill

Upcoming and ongoing events

Session on "Earth resilience" at Resilience 2017 ConferenceStockholm Waterfront

21 23 August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

Topic: Earth resilience at Resilience 2017 Conference

Earth resilience can be viewed as the capacity of the Earth system to sustain a good life for everybody on the planet. Earth resilience depends on Earth system dynamics on a planetary scale, especially feedbacks between the biosphere and the physical environment as well as the complex adaptive dynamics of social systems that are entwined with the planetary ecosystem. Developing better ways of combining and applying knowledge about these social-ecological dynamics of the Earth system is fundamental to identifying the opportunities, constraints and risks of today’s globalized change in the Anthropocene. We aim to generate a transdisciplinary understanding of Earth resilience including its persistence, adaptation and transformation aspects, bringing together emerging social, ethical/philosophical and environmental perspectives.

LOOPS-3 2017 WorkshopPIK Trefoil Building

25  26 January 2017, Potsdam, Germany

Topic: Transformative change and social-ecological resilience in the World-Earth system: modeling, concepts and data

(back to back with the Earth League Symposium “Transformation now!”, January 23 – 24, 2017)

Past events


Expert workshop: Social tipping elements for decarbonization

19 December 2016, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

Expert workshop co-organized by COPAN as an activity of the Earth League's Earth Doc program.

CCS 2016 Satellite: Network techniques to look at transition phenomena

21 September 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Topical workshop co-organized by COPAN embedded in the Complex Systems Society Conference 2016

EGU 2016 SessionLogo EGU

1722 April 2016, Vienna, Austria

COPAN is co-organizing a session on SOS! Charting a safe operating space for humanity (ERE1.7) in Programme Group ERE, "Energy, Resources and the Environment" at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016.

Session conveners: Jonathan Donges, Sarah Cornell, James Dyke

Earth’s Safe Operating Space for Humanity: From concept to action Artipelag

18 – 20 January 2016, Stockholm, Sweden

COPAN is involved in an Open Symposium and Roundtable Discussion on Earth’s Safe Operating Space for Humanity: From concept to action at the Stockholm Natural History Museum and Artipelag.


EGU 2015 SessionLogo EGU

12 – 17 April 2015, Vienna, Austria

COPAN is co-organizing a session on Social-ecological interactions in the Earth System: land, water and ecosystem use, planetary boundaries and sustainability transitions (ERE2.1/HS1.3) in Programme Group ERE, "Energy, Resources and the Environment" at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015.

Session conveners: Dominik E. Reusser, Sarah Cornell, Alice Bows-Larkin, James Dyke, Jonathan Donges, Christopher Reyer

LOOPS 2015 WorkshopLOOPS 2015 teaser

Topic: From Limits to Growth to Planetary Boundaries: Defining the safe and just space for humanity

2325 March 2015, New Forest, Southhampton, United Kingdom

COPAN is co-organizing the LOOPS 2015 workshop together with James Dyke, University of Southhampton, UK.

Planetary boundaries mark precautionary limits for the human perturbation of critical environmental processes. Applying the planetary boundaries concept demands much deeper conceptual, analytic and practical integration of societal and environmental dynamics. A notable attempt as such an integration was the World3 model of Meadow’s et al, the results of which were published in the controversial monograph Limits to Growth. This workshop will focus on operational aspects of co-evolutionary modelling: applying models in/for the real world, addressing contemporary human drivers of coevolutionary change, and the characterisation and quantification of planetary boundaries and their interactions.

Spring and fall schools for gifted university students: "Complex systems perspectives on anthropogenic climate change"Logo Studienstiftung

September 2013 – March 2015, with German National Academic Foundation

COPAN's Jonathan Donges and Jürgen Kurths organize and teach a working group on "Complex systems perspectives on anthropogenic climate change" at the Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaftliches Kolleg hosted by the German National Academic Foundation. Several student research projects deal with COPAN-related topics. Four week-long spring and fall schools: Sept 2013, Rastatt; March 2014, Cologne; Sept 2014, Berlin-Wannsee; March 2015 Düsseldorf.


HEEECC 2014 SeminarLogo HEEECC

69 December 2014, Bad Honnef, Germany

COPAN co-organized the WE-Heraeus Seminar on Health, Energy & Extreme Events in a Changing Climate.

Anthropocene Campus

Logo anthropocene project14–22 November 2014, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

COPAN's Wolfgang Lucht will contribute to this exemplary model course on the anthropocene. "The curriculum will be tested in the form of an exemplary model course at HKW from Nov 14 - 22, 2014, open to a group of 100 postgraduates who will be selected via an international call for applications. This temporary ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS will be accompanied by a program of talks and discussions in which the participating lecturers will provide insights into the development of the curriculum. Seminar materials, video and audio recordings of lectures and classes, as well as a coursebook will be made accessible online." (more here).

EGU 2014 SessionLogo EGU

27 April – 2 May 2014, Vienna, Austria

COPAN co-organized a session on Planetary boundaries, societal interactions, and sustainability transitions within the Earth system (ERE1.10/CL5.1) in Programme Group CL5, "Past-Present-Future Climates" at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014.

Session conveners: Dominik E. Reusser, Diego Rybski, Juergen Kropp, Dominik Wiedenhofer, Prof Fischer-Kowalski, António Ferreira, Axel Kleidon, Wolfgang Lucht, Timothy Lenton, Jonathan Donges, Jobst Heitzig

Orals / Wed, 30 Apr, 08:30–10:00 / Room R14

Posters / Attendance Wed, 30 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Red Posters

LOOPS 2014 WorkshopLOOPS 2014 teaser

16–18 February 2014, Chorin Monastery, Berlin, Germany.

COPAN organized the workshop Closing the loop – Towards co-evolutionary modeling of global society-environment interactions.

Anthropocene CurriculumLogo anthropocene project

September 2013 December 2014, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

COPAN's Wolfgang Lucht is involved in this model project on knowledge production on the anthropocene. "The ANTHROPOCENE CURRICULUM is an ongoing negotiation across disciplinary lines, taking place as a multistage, online-based process of active knowledge production." (more here).

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