SYMOBIO 2.0 – Consolidating Systemic Monitoring and Modelling of the Bioeconomy

SYMOBIO explores and develops the scientific basis for systemic monitoring and modelling of the bioeconomy in Germany. The general orientation of the bioeconomy towards the SDGs, in particular food security, climate-neutral production and the preservation of biodiversity, is also considered, as a bioeconomy is not sustainable per se, but needs to be designed in a sustainable manner.

SYMOBIO 2.0 deepens and extends the findings from SYMOBIO 1.0, which are outlined in the pilot report. Methods such as footprint analyses, remote sensing, stakeholder surveys, case studies, modelling and patent analyses are used, so that a holistic picture of the bioeconomy emerges. In order to consolidate all information on the monitoring of the bioeconomy, a central platform for bioeconomy monitoring is also being established in the project. The GWS will particularly concentrate on the areas of footprints through multi-regional input-output analyses and modelling as well as the analysis of drivers and dimensions of the bioeconomy, in each case in close coordination with the project partners.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the SYMOBIO research project, which is coordinated by the Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR) at the University of Kassel, as part of the concept "Bioeconomy as Social Change".