Participating Institutions

With almost 42,000 enrolled students, Universität Hamburg is one of Germany’s major universities. Eighteen University institutes contribute to the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP.

The Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has earned great international renown since its foundation in 1975. A large number of its eminent scientists are conducting research for CliSAP.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, HZG) focuses on climate change indicators in the German Baltic and North Seas. With support from CliSAP, the HZG-affiliated North German Climate Office (Norddeutsches Klimabüro) processes raw data into target-group oriented information, hence offering a broad range of services related to climate issues.

Efficient specialist staff, high-performance computers, and capacious data storage facilities at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) enable CliSAP’s researchers to simulate realistic models of future climate and environmental challenges.