The Helmholtz Alliance established a horizontal task "Foresight Integration" to organize the harmonization of all foresight activities within the Alliance. The Horizontal Task working group is conducted by ZIRIUS (coordinator) and ITAS and offers a communication platform for all Alliance researchers working on projects that either generate or use scenarios and foresights. Exploiting the bundling of competences of different disciplines in the Alliance, the Horizontal Task pursues also the goal to contribute to the further development of foresight- and scenario methodology in the field of energy research.
In addition, the Horizontal Task will provide a visual aid called risk maps that shows the relationships between vulnerabilities, hazards, risks and conflict potential with respect to energy installations and infrastructures. The GIS-based maps will include hazards, vulnerabilities, risks and conflict levels.