CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

The CEN and CliSAP at the world’s largest geosciences conference


With 24,000 participants and nearly 2,000 lectures and posters, the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a world-class scientific event. The CEN and the Cluster of Excellence for climate research CliSAP had their own booth at the event for the 7th consecutive time, as did the Kiel-based Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean.”

The neighboring joint booth of the German Research Foundation (DFG) highlighted the project “TRR181 – Energy Transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean,” which is being coordinated by the CEN, as well as important research organizations: the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel.

At the AGU meeting in Washington, DC, scientists from the CEN and CliSAP presented, among others, their latest findings on sea level modeling and sediment research. “Major events like this are extremely important for the scientific community in terms of networking: They provide an opportunity for personal interaction, offer new impulses and the chance to see upcoming trends,” says CEN Director Detlef Stammer. At the conference booth, complete with festive Christmas decorations, attendees from around the globe were able to learn about Hamburg’s new Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change and Society” (CliCCS). Numerous students, doctoral candidates and postdocs met with the Hamburg scientists to find out firsthand about pursuing research in the Hanseatic City. The visitors also included a group of American high-school students, who enjoyed a taste of German gingerbread and (non-alcoholic) punch while learning more about current climate research.