The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is a world-leading interdisciplinary research center that advances the understanding of complex social-environmental systems and generates new and detailed insights, and the means for the development of management and governance practices. The Stockholm Resilience Centre advises policymakers from all over the world, and develops innovative collaboration with all relevant actors, from those working at local scales (e.g. pollution in Stockholm), to the global policy arena (e.g. climate change mitigation). The SRC’s strength is in its broad base of interdisciplinary researchers: sociologists, anthropologists, economists and biologists all sit at SRC. For a taste of SRC’s research, see this TED talk by the SRC director, Johan Rockström, and the SRC webpage.
The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) is a Norwegian and Nordic Centre of Excellence. CEES’s mission is to combine the competence of ecologists, evolutionary biologists, climatologists, statisticians, mathematicians and economists in order to approach major, but still unresolved, scientific challenges. CEES has strong and extensive experience in doing so. Several large, multi-institute research projects are being run from CEES, and participating in research at CEES will give you the opportunity to expand your network to several European research groups. To see what research they do at CEES, have a look at their website.
The Venice Institute for Climate Change Studies (VICCS) is a new inter-disciplinary research center based at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice, focusing on the assessment, detection, quantification, communication and facilitation of sustainable solutions to global change problems. Its mission is to investigate and model the feedbacks between society and the climate system, and provide reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results to help develop climate change adaptation and mitigation policies. It is a hub of interdisciplinary research, with a focus on business, environmental economics and climate policy. Head to VICCS’ website to learn more.