Marcus Lange


Science officer, research assistant Helmholtz Institute of Coastal Research (HZG), from 2014 to 2018 PhD at Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI), University College Cork.

Marcus is a coastal and marine geographer and researcher at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht – Center for Materials and Coastal Research in Germany. In 2018 he was awarded a PhD in marine governance by the University College Cork in Ireland as a Science Foundation Ireland Scholar. Title of thesis: “Development of a conceptual model towards an innovative solution for marine energy decision-making”

His scientific foci are on the interconnectedness between coasts and seas and human environmental systems. His research addresses issues around the enabling conditions for the exploration of marine renewable and non-renewable energy resources in terms of technology, policy making and planning and public engagement and related governance issues.

Since 2007 he worked as research staff and project manager at the Helmholtz Institute of Coastal Research in Germany. He coordinated several national and international science initiatives. Since 2010 he was with the International Project Office of the Future Earth Coasts project (formerly Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone, LOICZ). He was external consultant of UNEP-GEF. He scientifically set up and organized the GEF ‘International Waters Science Conference’, Thailand, with numerous international institutions. He was coordinating manager of the ‘North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment’ (NOSCCA). He is working in marine renewable energy research since 2004.

Future research interests: Innovative approaches towards governance and transformation in light of societal pressures related to emerging and changing use patterns in the marine environment; Addressing community energy developments into the development for Offshore Renewable Energy projects.

Related Publications: 

  • Governance barriers to sustainable energy transitions – Assessing Ireland’s capacity towards marine energy futures – J. Energy Policy, Marcus Lange, Anne Marie O’Hagan, Robert R.N. Devoy, Martin Le Tissier, Valerie Cummins
  • Governance challenges of marine renewable energy developments in the U.S. – creating the enabling conditions for successful project development – J. Marine Policy Marcus Lange, Glenn Page, Valerie Cummins

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