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

What's New in Climate Science?

Once a month, CliSAP researchers present their projects in Hamburg’s daily newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt. Read about our academics’ latest discoveries!

Urban climate: How can we find the most comfortable spots?
Jana Fischereit is a meteorologist at the CEN, and is pursuing research on micro-scale computer models for urban climates. Read more

Water shortages! When climate change drives elephants to the villages
Prof. Michael Schnegg is investigating the impact of climate change on rural regions in Africa. Read more

Nature conservation: filling in the gaps
Anke Müller developed a computer program that can help identify the best candidates for future conservation areas. Read more

Marine algae: Defying climate change on a rollercoaster
Elisa Schaum researches the effects of climate change on Marine algae. Read more.

Taking a closer look at our oceans
Saskia Otto is researching how our seas are doing and which protective measures make sense. Read more

Stressed street trees facing premature death in the future
Annette Eschenbach researches the effects of climate change on soils and plants in the city. Read more

Hamburg-based “agents” in the service of climate research.
Agent-based modeling allows researcher Jürgen Scheffran to simulate human behavior. Read more

The North Sea takes up twice as much CO2 as previously thought
Johannes Pätsch and Maybritt Meyer want to investigate how much carbon dioxide (CO2) the North Sea absorbs in a year. Read more

New insights into mysterious ice clouds
Ice clouds play an important role in the climate system. Meteorologist Stefan Bühler has developed a measuring instrument that promises new information. Read more

The climate-conscious farmer
In the future, the state plans to obligate farmers to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Agricultural economist Uwe Schneider explains how this could work. Read more

When maize fields become a bone of contention
The energy transition in Germany has increased the proportion of renewable energy significantly. Michael Link explains how potential conflicts could be avoided. Read more.

The North Sea – portrayed by 300,000 data sets
The North Sea is changing—not only for the worse. But even a positive trend may mean extra hours for scientists. An article by oceanographer Iris Hinrichs.  Read more.

Global climate change conferences: sending an important signal
Sociologist Stefan Aykut has explored the negotiations during the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris: Agreements aren’t the only key to success. Read more.

Plankton from 1920 – reviving tiny algae from their long slumber
Marine biologist Jana Hinners woke up dinoflagellate cells that are about 100 years old. Read more.