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

Weekly news on funding and the international research landscape


The CliSAP/CEN Research Coordination collects all interesting information on funding, scholarships and the national/international research landscape for the geoscientific community. The newsletter comes out every Wednesday.

Today, we like to draw your attention to information on a CliSAP Guest and Workshop.

Guests at CliSAP

We like to welcome Prof. Nedjeljka Zagar (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). The research topics of Prof. Nedjeljka Zagar include data assimilation, numerical weather prediction (NWP) modelling and atmospheric energetics and predictability in relation to the balanced and inertio-gravity (IG) dynamics across many scales. In particular, her research addressed the problem of analyzing the tropical circulation in global NWP and climate models.

Her ERC-funded project MODES provides an open-access software for the 3D representation of the IG and balanced modes of the global atmosphere. The MODES package is freely available at Results of the model decomposition of the ECMWF 10-day deterministic forecast in nearly real-time are also available.

During her stay Prof. Zagar will, in collaboration with Dr. Christian Franzke, provide new quantitative information about the role of tropical modes in the Madden-Julian Oscillation and global teleconnections, a follow-on research of their recently published GRL paper (

Scale and Scaling in the Climate System Workshop Report now online (Workshop sponsored by CliSAP)

A workshop on “Scales and Scaling in the Climate System” held in Jouvence, near Montreal, in October 2015 was organized to take a fresh look at climate variability as a distinct subject of study. To achieve this goal, it was necessary to overcome the fragmentation of the scientific community, especially between nonlinear geophysics and climate specialists. Both sectors were equally represented at the workshop, which helped the groups to foster new unity.

Open Positions

  • Postdoctoral position in extratropical cyclones and cloud-radiative interactions - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
    The postdoctoral scientist will study how the evolution of individual extratropical cyclones is shaped by diabatic cloud processes on timescales of days to weeks. They are seeking applicants with a doctoral degree in meteorology, atmospheric science or climate science and a proven track record in research. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications shall be directed to the future group leader Dr. Aiko Voigt via email to in one pdf-file and shall include (1) a CV with a list of publications, (2) a letter of motivation (1 page maximum), and (3) contact details of at least two references. Inquiries about the position shall be directed to Dr. Aiko Voigt, More information about HD(CP)2 can be found at

Upcoming events

  • 12. June to 16. June 2017: International Staff Week
    Vom 12. Juni bis zum 16. Juni 2017 veranstaltet die Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften (MIN) der Universität Hamburg zum ersten Mal eine International Staff Week:
    Wir laden Lehrende, Verwaltungspersonal sowie Zuständige für die Internationalisierung aus internationalen Institutionen, die sich mit MIN- oder MIN-verwandten Studienprogrammen befassen, dazu ein, an einem 5-tägigen Programm zum Thema „Internationalisierung von MIN-Fächern“ teilzunehmen. Das Programm beinhaltet sowohl Workshops als auch Präsentationen und Diskussionen zu gesammelten Erfahrungen und Herausforderungen sowie zu Lösungsvorschlägen auf dem Feld der Internationalisierung.