Climate Research Made in Hamburg

Andreas Schmidt has been a research associate in the CliSAP Research Group "Media Constructions of Climate Change" since 2010. Within the CliSAP graduate school SICSS he is doing his doctorate about media debates on climate change. Read the interview.

Nicole Kruse has been a doctoral student at the Institute of Geography of Universität Hamburg since 2010. As a member of the CliSAP working group "StarG – storm surges as regional geohazards", Nicole Kruse is primarily engaged in research on how to deal with storm surges in the city of Hamburg. Read the interview.

Benjamin Runkle is Postdoc at Universität Hamburg´s Institute of Soil Science. He works for the CliSAP-Research-Group "Regional Hydrology in Terrestrial Systems". Read the interview.

Heinke Schlünzen is a Professor at the Meteorological Institute of Universität Hamburg. As a CliSAP Principal Investigator she coordinates the Group "Urban Systems". She also leads the Research Group "Mesoscale and Microscale Atmospheric Processes and Phenomena". Read the interview.

Anke Allner was appointed executive director of CliSAP in 2010. Allner, who has a doctorate in meteorology, was previously involved in setting up the Jacobs University in Bremen. Together with her office she is responsible for strategic research coordination and the cluster's links to other bodies. To the Interview.

Sebastian Sonntag has been a PhD student at the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences (SICSS) since July 2009. In his research he focuses on biological-physical feedbacks in marine systems using models of different complexity. To the Interview.

Michael Brzoska has been the scientific director of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg since 2006. His role in CliSAP is to deal with security and conflict research in the context of climate change. To the Interview.

The physicist Eduardo Zorita is a senior scientist at the Institute for Coastal Research of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, where he heads the Paleoclimate Section. In the CliSAP project PLUSDATA, he investigates the effects of climate change on the dynamics of water bodies. To the Interview.

Jin-Song von Storch leads the “Ocean Statistics” working group at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology and is a Senior Scientist at the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP. Here, she is creating the basis for numerous oceanographic research activities as coordinator of the “STORM Project”. A German translation of the interview is below. To the Interview.

Michael Funke has been a Professor for macroeconomics and applied econometrics at the Department of Economics of the University of Hamburg since 1995. A German translation is below. To the Interview.

Beate Ratter has been a Professor at the Institute of Geography at the University of Hamburg and Head of the department “Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas” at the Institute of Coastal research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht for the past three years. The interview was conducted in English - a German translation is below. To the Interview.

Johanna Baehr has been working as a CliSAP junior professor at the Cluster of Excellence since January 2009. She is head of the CliSAP research group "Climate System Data Assimilation". In the following interview Johanna Baehr speaks about her motivation and the challenges for a climate scientist at CliSAP. To the Interview.