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Ludwig-Franzius-Institute for Hydraulic, Estuarine and Coastal Engineering

Organizational form Research and Development (R&D)
Annual sales/project funds 2 to 10 million euros
Number of employees 10 to 49
Foundation 1916
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The Ludwig-Franzius Institute at the Leibniz University of Hanover is a nationally and internationally well-known partner for scientific problems in the fields of coastal protection, flood control and risk management, environmental impacts of water engineering, tidal influences and offshore engineering. Its focus lies in interdisciplinary international cooperation in the fields of risk and vulnerability research, including technical cooperation in developing countries. Recently, the Institute's competence has been extended to include marine technologies such as e.g. wind energy.

Adaptation portfolio managementAdaptation pathway design"Building with Nature" -> ökosystembasierte Küsten- und HochwasserschutzmaßnahmenResilient Infrastructure

Target markets/partner countries

Asia & Pacific

BangladeshChinaIndiaIndonesiaCambodiaLao People's Democratic RepublicMaldivesMyanmarPapua New GuineaSri LankaThailandTimor-LesteViet Nam

Sub-Saharan Africa

BeninCongoMozambiqueNamibiaSeychellesSouth Africa

Climatically relevant technologies and services

A) Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions

Low-emission mobility and transport

Intermodal logistics

Low-emission power supply (on- und off-grid)

Wind turbines

B) Adaptation to climate change

Building construction

Extremely storm-resistant buildingsSpatial planning with regard to water spreading areas

Coastal and flood protection

Dike building, flood protection construction, sluice and drainage technology buildingPlanning of dikes, flood protection constructions, sluice and drainage technologies

Disaster reduction

Public disaster prevention consulting

Failsafe transportation infrastructure

Extreme weather-tolerant harbor installations

Water management

Flood retention basinsWater storage

C) Cross-sectoral topics

Capacity BuildingPolitical adviceTechnology adaption
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