Understanding the Role of Material Stock Patterns for the Transformation to a Sustainable Society - MAT_STOCKS

Material stocks such as buildings, infrastructures and machinery, in combination with biophysical resource flows (materials and energy), deliver services to society. Material stocks are of crucial importance for sustainability due to their eminent social, economic and ecological implications: Most resource uses and emissions stem from building, maintaining and using stocks. Existing stocks deliver fundamental services such as shelter, water supply, transport and others. At the same time, they create long-term lock-ins of resource use patterns (land, energy, etc.) and their “efficiency” of service provision is quite variable. A sustainability transformation presupposes that issues of sufficiency and socio-ecological limits are considered. MAT_STOCKS focuses on the empirical investigation of the stock-flow-service nexus. It generates global stock, flow and service databases, investigates long-term case studies, maps stocks at high resolution, develops innovative models of stock-flow-service interrelations and analyses their importance for sustainability transformations.

Principal Investigators
Hostert, Patrick Prof. Dr. (Details) (Geomatics)

Participating external organizations

Europäische Union (EU) - HU als Beteiligte

Duration of Project
Start date: 03/2018
End date: 02/2023

Research Areas
Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics, Cartography

Research Areas

Frantz, D. (2019). FORCE—Landsat + Sentinel-2 Analysis Ready Data and Beyond. Remote Sensing, 11(9), 1124. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11091124

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