GEOFLUX GbR (GERMANY)
Geoflux GbR was founded in 2006. The company is based in Halle, Germany. Geoflux is specialized in GIS-based landscape and relief analysis, the development of specialized GIS and Web applications, modelling and advisory services regarding hydrology, soil, agriculture, climate, water management and erosion for both public authorities as well as scientific organizations.
In OpenNESS, Geoflux is mainly involved in WP5 and cooperates with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UfZ) on the case study in Saxony, Germany. The main task concentrates on the acquisition, assessment and further development of existing regulations, indicators, methods and models for the assessment of ecosystem services (ESS), specially water-and soil-related ESS. The research aims at an optimization of assessment procedures regarding potential future changes (climate, population, land use - such as bio energy production), to address multiple ESS and their integration in modelling tools applied in the Saxony case study.