Project Coordination

timbre is coordinated by the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany. The UFZ was established in 1991. It is the first centre within the Helmholtz Association to be exclusively devoted to environmental research. It currently employs over 900 people. With its long research expertise in measuring and monitoring land use dynamics, in particular brownfield, opencast mining and other industrial sites, UFZ has not only the experience but also the capacity and the resources to coordinate the timbre project. The broad range of disciplines within the social sciences division with focus on economics, law, sociology and political sciences but also the cooperation with other departments devoted to natural sciences, especially the Department of Groundwarter Remediation, provide a solid basis for interdisciplinary research approaches. UFZ has participated in more than 130 EC funded and several nationally funded projects, many of which developed innovative methods and technologies for enhancing sustainable land use and brownfield revitalisation. As a consequence the UFZ is highly cross-linked with national and international universities, research institutes, industry and the public sector.