The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment

  • Rendsburggade , 14

    9000 Aalborg


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Research Group on Environmental Assessment and Governance (EAG) established in 2010 The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment (DCEA).

DCEA is a non-profit organisation with the aim of ensuring participatory and sustainable development. The Centre continues the year-long research field and focus of EAG and has established collaboration and partnerships with the public, private and civil society sectors.

DCEA’s research portfolio includes both applied and basic research.

The applied research addresses urgent and specific problems or needs with the overall objective to support and develop critical environmental assessment to secure a more sustainable planning of our cities, the countryside and the sectors nature, water, energy and waste. Examples of applied research foci are:

-       How to integrate climate change in impact assessment and planning.
-       How to assess waste systems.
-       How to improve the effectiveness of impact assessment.
-       How to plan cities, energy and waste systems more sustainably.
-       How to secure a broad concept of the environment?

The basic research is driven by the Centre members’ interests in scientific inquiry that may expand our knowledge and understanding of issues in relation to impact assessment and governance. 
The basic research raises questions like:

-       How can we conceptualise effectiveness of impact assessment?
-       Why is uncertainty avoidance taking place in impact assessment and decision-making?
-       What is power dynamics in planning and decision making, and how does it impact effectiveness?

For both the applied and basic research it is central for DCEA that the research:

-       Is approached and undertaken with critical angles
-       Keeps its reflexive autonomy

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    Pizzol, M. & Skov Andersen, M.


    Project: Research

  • Research Output

    A historical review of the cumulative science in SEA effectiveness

    Zhang, J., Kørnøv, L. & Christensen, P., 2020, In : Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 83, 7 p., 106412.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

  • An institutional perspective on Transboundary Environmental Assessment for the One Belt and Road Initiative

    Dávila, J. G., Zhang, J. & Kørnøv, L., Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Impact Assessment Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    An ocean of ambiguity in Northern European marine spatial planning policy designs

    Kirkfeldt, T. S., van Tatenhove, J., Nielsen, H. N. & Larsen, S. V., Sep 2020, In : Marine Policy. 119, 10 p., 104063.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Prizes

    ESWC 2019 Best Poster Award

    Ghose, Agneta (Recipient), Hose, Katja (Recipient), Lissandrini, Matteo (Recipient) & Weidema, Bo Pedersen (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Conference prizes

  • Member of Samuelsen Environmental Political Network

    Kørnøv, Lone (Recipient), 31 Dec 2018

    Prize: Other prizes

  • Academic

    Kørnøv, Lone (Recipient), 14 Jun 2018

    Prize: Other prizes


    Smaller ports’ role in catalysing sustainable development: Experiences from Aalborg

    Ivar Lyhne (Lecturer)

    10 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Huge potentials, massive interest and considerable investments: Experiences from Denmark on developing societal solutions on digital EIA

    Ivar Lyhne (Lecturer)

    10 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    The PhD Journey by Ivar Lyhne

    Ivar Lyhne (Lecturer)

    9 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Press / Media

    Afkolonisering: Rød mand/sort mand

    Naja Carina Steenholdt


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media