1. 18.12.2018

    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...

  2. 13.12.2018

    Urban climate: How can we find the most comfortable spots?

    Newly paved, with new benches, a handful of trees – yet the large plaza is usually empty, even when the sun is shining. Another spot, just around the corner: here all the benches are full, the people enjoy spending time there. What explains the difference? It could be the great view or the...

  3. 20.11.2018

    Water shortages! When climate change drives elephants to the villages

    The rumbling could be heard for miles. A herd of African elephants was headed for the small Namibian village that I stayed at during my research visits. Elephants normally avoid the villages, but we could guess what they were searching for on that afternoon. They could pick up the scent from far...

  4. 30.10.2018

    Sechs Thesen für eine konstruktive Klima-Kommunikation

    Trotz unseres umfassenden Wissens zum Klimawandel ist kein Rückgang der Kohlendioxid-Emissionen zu beobachten. Sechs Empfehlungen, wie eine bessere Klima-Kommunikation mehr Menschen in ihrem Alltag erreicht und den Klimaschutz voranbringt, hat Experte Prof. Dr. Michael Brüggemann formuliert.

  5. 23.10.2018

    Conference of the Three North German Clusters of Excellence in Berlin

    At the Berlin “Umweltforum” more than 220 scientists from the marine-and climate research Clusters of Excellence based in Bremen, Hamburg and Kiel met to discuss and highlight the last decade of scientific research as part of the conference: “Ocean – Climate – Sustainability Research Frontiers”. The...

  6. 01.10.2018

    “It’s not enough to gather climate data”

    Just a few days ago, the German Research Foundation gave the green light: the Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CliCCS) will receive seven years of funding, starting in 2019. And researchers are already discussing key related aspects, e.g. in the recent workshop on...

  7. 10.09.2018

    Marine algae: Defying climate change on a rollercoaster

    Half of the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean. Minute algae, known as diatoms, produce this oxygen. At the same time, they are also the basis of the entire food chain in the ocean. Climate change is altering their habitat, but what effect is it having on these tiny powerhouses?