In addition to a short presentation of the German Climate Computing Centre (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ), the excellence cluster CliSAP, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht the guests gained an insight into the local climate research.
Mr Scholz and Dr Stapelfeldt experienced the town center of Hamburg both virtually within a 3-D visualization of wind simulations at the DKRZ and as a model in Europe´s largest boundary-layer wind tunnel which is operated at the University of Hamburg. Additionally, they visited the super computer of the DKRZ, a high-performance computer available for all climate researchers in Germany.
All these research fields, well-connected and concentrated at the KlimaCampus, show that, according to Bjorn Stevens, managing director at the MPI-M, “climate and climate research are simply a part of Hamburg´s DNA“. “An inspiring phrase“, agreed Mayor Olaf Scholz.