DPSIR Framework

Based on the scientific surveys and the networking events of ICT-ENSURE it has become evident that there is a need for following the vision of a new research community that overcomes the distinction of developers of ICT and environmental scientists and serves to integrate the exchange between different actor groups. This can be supported by using ICT in an integrated, multi-disciplinary community by “co-designing” new approaches to integrate the development of new methodologies in environmental sustainability research with new ICT tools and services.


Starting from the user requirements identified within the scientific surveys and the workshops a structure has been developed using the DPSIR (Driving Force, Pressure, Impact, State, Response) framework to serve as a common basis for cooperation and discussion between actors in a multidisciplinary context. The objectives of the process stages serve as an entry point while the identified research demands provide the essence for future research and cooperation.