Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment


One million euros for research into climate adaptation Dutch sandy coasts (Institute of Environmental Sciences) The C-SCAPE project has received funding of 1 million euros in the context of the NWO program ‘Living labs in the Dutch delta’. C-SCAPE, led by TU Delft, is a collaboration between the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), University Groningen, Deltares and HZ University of Applied Sciences. It aims to explore the long-term future of coastal protection in the Netherlands by evaluating sandy strategies and their societal impacts.
Thursday 18 July 2019
Lieke Melsen and Annette Janssen VENI laureates at WUR WUR SENSE fellows Annette Janssen and Lieke Melsen were awarded a NWO Veni grant worth 250,000 euros for their research on respectively the future of lakes in a changing world, and the human side of environmental modelling.
Wednesday 17 July 2019
Art performance Marten Scheffer (WUR) inspired by Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Artist Tone Bjordam and scientist and musician Marten Scheffer performing live on stage on May 28th, 2019. The performance was the opening act at ECCA, European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2019 at CCB in Lisbon, Portugal, in front of 1200 people in the audience.
Monday 8 July 2019
4 million euro for training programme new experts in wildfires (WUR) The past two years were characterized by deadly wildfires in Southern Europe and an increasing number of wildfires in northern regions. This is a glimpse of what is expected in the future. The European Union assigns a 4 million euro grant to PyroLife, a project in which a new generation of experts will be trained in integrated wildfire management. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will coordinate the project.
Monday 8 July 2019
Spin-off Paul O'Callaghan (WUR): Combininga business and a PhD: a win-win situation BlueTech Research is a company specialized in providing clients with crucial water technology information. Founder and CEO Paul O’Callaghan successfully combines his business with a PhD on water technology at the Environmental Technology group of WUR. ‘Both jobs are intertwined. They complement and reinforce each other, thus improving the quality of both.’
Thursday 27 June 2019
Joost Vervoort (UU) awarded Vidi grant to unlock the potential of games for sustainable societies Dr Joost Vervoort (UU) has been awarded an NWO Vidi grant to research how simulation gaming can be used to experiment with new ways of organising sustainable future societies. State and non-state actors around the world are urgently seeking new ways to reach global goals such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But where do governments and other actors start when exploring the complex interdisciplinary challenges associated with achieving these goals?
Thursday 6 June 2019
Annemiek ter Heijne and Chiel van Heerwaarden (WUR) receive Vidi grants The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) will award €800,000 each to Annemiek ter Heijne and Chiel van Heerwaarden (WUR). They will be able to use this money over the next five years to develop innovative research lines and to establish the accompanying research group.
Tuesday 4 June 2019
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Tuesday 8 March 2016