Welcome to the SRG Limits and Objectivity of Scientific Foreknowledge: The Case of Energy Outlooks (LOBSTER)
The Shared Research Group (SRG) on Limits and Objectivity of Scientific Foreknowledge: The Case of Energy Outlooks (LOBSTER) is funded in the framework of the German Excellence Initiative by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It is associated both with the Institute of Philosophy and with the Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis (ITAS).
The SRG addresses the reliability of scientific policy advice from a general, methodological point of view. It focuses especially on energy predictions and scenarios. Besides assessing the uncertainties involved, the SRG examines how to cope rationally with risks and uncertainties in concrete decision situations.
The work of the SRG is not only of relevance from the theoretical perspective of philosophy of science, but has obvious, practical implications. Thus, the SRG seeks to improve scientific advice in the field of energy and climate policy, and will develop guidelines that inform policy-makers who face decisions under uncertainty.