Artificial Intelligence for Environment and Sustainability

The Competence Center AI for Environment and Sustainability (DFKI4planet) bundles the expert knowledge of different DFKI research departments applying Artificial Intelligence focusing on the preservation of our planet.

Our society is facing the challenge of finding fast and efficient solutions for major problems such as climate change, marine pollution, rising sea levels, devastating storms, food shortages, increasing world population, urbanization without consideration for the needs of people and nature and global disease outbreaks. With this background, it is essential that the "tool” AI is used as effectively as possible in the future to protect the environment, climate and sustainability.

DFKI's application-oriented research can be used in many ways to protect the environment and climate. AI-based methods are applied for

  • Environmental pollution detection
  • Development of sustainable methods in agriculture
  • Intelligent waste separation and disposal
  • More sustainable use of aquatic environments
  • Future-oriented development of green mobility
  • Reduction of energy consumption
  • Circular Economy optimization
  • Environmentally conscious production
  • Energy optimization
  • CO2 reduction
  • Increasing resources efficiency
  • Resources conservation

The DFKI4planet competence center is an ideal hub for knowledge transfer and the development of new fields of application. It is the central point of contact for interested scientists, project partners, environmental organizations, companies, politicians and authorities.

Guest Article (German only)

Digitalisierung als Enabler – Mit KI zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit

Oliver Zielinski, Christiane Plociennik und Sebastian Vollmer in „Nachhaltige Industrie“, Issue 1-2022, Fachzeitschrift der Springer Medien Wiesbaden GmbH

Published April 2022.

Guest Article (German only)

Rettet Künstliche Intelligenz den Planeten?

Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski in IM+io, Fachmagazin des August-Wilhelm Scheer Instituts. Issue 3, p. 14.

Published September 2020.

Contact

Office:
Monika Topp
Tel.: +49 441 99833 4711

Corporate Communication:
Swantje Schmidt
Tel. +49 421 17845 4121

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Projekte

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Partners

Das Projektkonsortium besteht aus der Hochschule Koblenz (Konsortialführer), der Universität Trier, der Hochschule Trier mit dem Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld (UCB), dem Deutschen Forschungszentrum…

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A digital twin of the earth will allow science and policy users alike to gain insights of our earth system and will help with decision support. We analyze the potential of artificial intelligence…

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AI enhanced Litter Harvester

The AILHA – AI enhanced Litter Harvester project aims to clean litter from the world's waters and returning the raw materials to the circular economy, e.g. through on-site recycling processes. For…

Artificial intelligence for energy technologies and applications in production

The KI4ETA project aims to achieve energy efficiency measures and operational optimization in production through the targeted use of AI. To achieve this goal, seven subprojects are developing an…

Privacy-Aware, intelligent and Resilient Crisis Management

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