Services of the IOER

Communicating our scientific results to a broad public is particularly important for us at IOER. We make knowledge, information and data from our research freely available to society in a variety of ways. We also offer consulting services for policy making, business, associations and civil society.

Research Data Infrastructure and Tools

Since the beginning of 2023, we have been establishing the IOER Research Data Centre (IOER RDC), which will be networked with national and international research data infrastructures. The IOER RDC prepares complex spatial data and develops analyses, modelling as well as data infrastructures and tools for cross-scale data interpretation. It thus works at the interface between research and practice.
Continue to the IOER RDC

With the Monitor of Settlement and Open Space Development (IOER Monitor), a unique research data infrastructure is available at the IOER, which contains and visualizes a wide range of information on land use and landscape development for the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2021, the IOER Monitor as the first spatial science FDI was accredited by the German Data Forum (RatSWD).
Continue to the IOER Monitor

Other tools developed at the IOER serve as working aids as well as analysis and forecasting tools for municipalities and planning offices, e.g. with regard to building stock and damage vulnerability of buildings and infrastructure.


The IOER addresses a broad public by participating in exhibitions or by designing exhibitions itself in order to raise general awareness of challenges but also of approaches to solutions in the field of spatial sustainability transformations.


The IOER's specialist library for spatial sciences provides open access to approximately 20,000 volumes and 120 journal titles for anyone interested in conducting their own research.

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

FS Sachsen

This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.