Information

About INI

The International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) is the leading science-policy platform for sustainable nitrogen management – highlighting its role as an essential resource and major environmental threat. As a knowledge broker between research, business, agriculture farmer, civil society and policy communities, INI’s core activities include:

  • Promoting the latest policy-relevant research on nitrogen production, consumption and losses to the environment
  • Providing a forum and functioning as a catalyst for interdisciplinary nitrogen research
  • Supporting multi-stakeholder engagement for the development of evidence-based policies for sustainable nitrogen management

The overarching vision that motivates INI is a world that optimizes nitrogen’s beneficial role
in food production while staying within nitrogen’s planetary boundary in order to safeguard
the environment and human health.
https://initrogen.org/

Contact details

If you have any questions in regard of organisational Issues please contact: info@ini2021.com

Sustainability

INI 2021 – Sustainability

Staging the conference online will make it almost carbon neutral. We will save tons of CO2 and nitrogen oxide emissions by avoiding flights and an energy-intensive venue. This will help the climate and the nitrogen cycle.

Committees

Organizing and Advisory Committees

The Organizing committee is responsible for the organizational preparation and realization of the conference. The Advisory boards support the organizing committee with proposals and scientific recommendations for the program structure, program focuses, special sessions and possible keynote speakers. In close cooperation all three groups decide about the final conference program. The advisory boards help to dessimenate most relevant information about the conference.

Organising Committee

Prof. Dr. Henning Friege
N³ Nachhaltigkeitsberatung Dr. Friege & Partner, Germany
Markus Geupel
Umweltbundesamt, Germany
Svenja Sophie Jürgens
Akademie Dr. Obladen GmbH, Germany
David Obladen
Akademie Dr. Obladen GmbH, Germany
Simone Richter
Umweltbundesamt, Germany
Lisa Marie Schlesinger
Umweltbundesamt, Germany
Dr. Stefanie Wolter
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit, Germany

Local Advisory Committee

PD Dr. Barbara Amon
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Germany
University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Dr. Klaus Arzet
Bavarian Ministry of Environment and Consumer Protection Department of Water Management and Soil Protection National and international River Basin Management, Germany
Dr. Benjamin Bodirsky
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Prof. Dr. Martin Diekmann
Universität Bremen FB 02 Institut für Ökologie, Germany
Prof. Dr. Barbara Hoffmann
Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin, Germany
Dr. Henning Meesenburg
Nordwestdeutsche Forstliche Versuchsanstalt, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Osterburg
Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Germany
Dr. Markus Salomon
Sachverständigenrat für Umweltfragen, Germany
Dr. Wolfgang Sprenger
Bayer. Landesamt für Umwelt, Germany
Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube
Univ. Kiel, Inst. F. Pflanzenbau u. Pflanzenzüchtung, Germany
Prof. Dr. Maren Voss
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde, Germany

International Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Tapan Adhya
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), India
PhD Vincent O. Aduramigba-Modupe
Institute of Agricultural Research & Training Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Christopher Cox
UNEP, Kenya
Prof. Dr. Jan Willem Erisman
Louis Bolk Institute, Netherlands
Dr. Cameron Gourley
Future Farmin Research Div., Dpt. Prim. Industries, Australia
Dr. Kevin Hicks
Stockholm Environment Institute, UK
Dr. Clare Howard
Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, UK
Prof. Dr. Xiaotang Ju
China Agricultural University, China
Prof. David Kanter
USA
Dr. Adrian Leip
European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
Dr. Cargele Masso
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
Prof. Dr. Jean Ometto
Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, Brazil
Prof. Dr. Cheryl Palm
University of Florida - Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, USA
Prof. N. Raghuram
University School of Biotechnology, India
Prof. Mark Sutton
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology , UK
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Winiwarter
Institut für Applied System Analysis, Austria

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is responsible for reviewing submitted papers and deciding on the acceptance of the presentations submitted. This Committee consists of numerous members of the International and the Local Advisory Committees as well as additional experts from academia, administration, scientific associations, and industry.

Prof. Dr. Tapan Adhya
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, India
PD Dr. Barbara Amon
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Germany
University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Dr. Klaus Arzet
Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Germany
Dr. Martin Bach
Giessen University, Germany
Dr. Sabine Banzhaf
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Johannes Biala
University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Benjamin Bodirsky
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Prof. Dr. Peter Bruckmann
Germany
Dr. Christian Brümmer
Thünen Institute, Germany
Dr. Marijana Curcic
University of Belgrade, Serbia
Andreas Eisold
German Environment Agency, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jan Willem Erisman
Louis Bolk Institute, Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Henning Friege
N³ Thinking Ahead Dr. Friege & Partners, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Nils Friege
Düsseldorf District Government, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jim Galloway
University of Virginia, USA
Markus Geupel
German Environment Agency, Germany
Dr. Cameron Gourley
State Government Victoria, Dept. Agriculture, Australia
Patrick Heffer
International Fertilizer Association, France

 

Dr. Kevin Hicks
University of York, Stockholm Environment Institute, UK
Prof. Dr. Barbara Hoffmann
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Germany
Dr. Max Hofmeier
German Environment Agency, Germany
Prof. Dr. Xiaotang Ju
China Agricultural University, China
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kekulé
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Germany
Dr. Till Kuhn
University of Bonn, Institute for Food- and Resource Economics, Germany
Dr. Luis Lassaletta
Technical University of Madrid, Spain 
Adrian Leip
Joint Research Centre – European Commission, Germany
Prof. Dr. Borhane Mahjoub
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia
Dr. Henning Meesenburg
Northwest German Forest Research Institute, Germany
Dr. Barbara Navé
BASF, Germany
Stephan Nordmann
German Environment Agency, Germany
Dr. Malte Oehlmann
Adelphi, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jean Ometto
Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, Brazil
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Osterburg
Thünen Institute, Germany

Dr. Anne-Katrin Prescher
Thünen Institute, Germany
Dr. Andreas Prüeß
State Institute for Environment, Measurements and Nature Conservation Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Simone Richter
German Environment Agency, Germany
Dr. Markus Salomon
German Advisory Council on the Environment, Germany
Dr. Alberto Sanz Cobena
Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Lisa Schlesinger
German Environment Agency, Germany
Dr. Frederik Schrader
Thünen Institute, Germany
Dr. Wolfgang Sprenger
German Environment Agency, Germany
Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube
Kiel University, Institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding, Germany
Dr. Hans van Grinsven
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Maren Voß
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Germany
Dr. Gabriele Wechsung
German Environment Agency, Germany
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Winiwarter
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Prof. Dr. Alexander Wissemeier
BASF, Germany
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Zellner
University of Duisburg-Essen (ret.), Germany
Asst. Prof. Dr. Xin Zhang
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, USA