CliSAP and the CEN present their work at the EGU’s General Assembly


From April 12 to 17, the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP and the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) presented their research at the Annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna. Numerous CliSAP and CEN researchers, doctoral candidates and alumni took part, contributing a total of 32 presentations and 40 posters.

The info booth jointly run by CliSAP, the CEN and the two north German Clusters of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and “The Ocean in the Earth System – MARUM”.
The EGU General Assembly takes place every year at Vienna’s Hofburg Congress and Event Centre.
During the conference Prof. Carsten Eden (CliSAP and CEN) was officially awarded the Georg Wüst Prize.

Under the motto “A voyage through scales,” 11,800 geoscientists from 108 countries gathered for the yearly conference. Together with the two north German Clusters of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and “The Ocean in the Earth System – MARUM,” CliSAP and the CEN provided information on climate and earth system research at a shared booth. Researchers from the respective Clusters and their partner institutions used the booth to network and compare notes.

Many of Hamburg’s next generation of researchers were also in attendance; roughly 20 students, doctoral candidates and alumni of CliSAP’s graduate school, the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences (SICSS), presented their work in Vienna. To encourage networking among younger researchers, the SICSS had invited them to a doctoral candidate and alumni meeting – an invitation that various members of the SICSS, instructors and allied researchers were happy to take them up on, making it a complete success!

During the event Prof. Carsten Eden, an oceanographer working at the CEN and in CliSAP, was officially awarded the Georg Wüst Prize. Eden received the prize in recognition of his internationally respected work on ocean eddies and turbulence and their integration into physical computer models of the ocean. The Georg Wüst Prize is awarded for outstanding performance in the field of oceanography and includes a cash prize of 1,500 euros and an honorary membership in the German Society for Marine Research (DGM). Congratulations!