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

THOR Workshop: The North Atlantic Circulation - Climate research and its practical application


On Friday, the 1st of October 2010, representatives of scientific institutions, various organizations, government agencies and the private sector will meet at the KlimaCampus for the THOR Enduser Workshop. The one-day workshop will take place in connection with the EU funded project „Thermohaline Overturning – at Risk?“ (THOR). The objective is to promote the exchange of ideas and cooperation.

The participants come from the Climate Service Center Germany (CSC), the North German Climate Office, the German Weather Service  (DWD), Hamburg´s Department of Urban Planning and the Environment, the European Environmental Agency, the European Commission, the international environmental project  "GLOBE“, as well as research institutes and companies producing observational and measurement equipment.

On Friday morning, scientists will inform about various aspects of the instrumental observations in the North Atlantic. This includes the operational potential of the "THOR System", which has been developed during the past 18 months.The measurements are important for the development of methods for decadal prediction. The tasks and the expectations by environmental organizations arising from this are further topics. In the afternoon, possibilities for further cooperation will be explored. Not only the work together with endusers such as the DWD and the CSC will be intensified but also the dissemination to schools and the general public.

The one-day workshop will take place in connection with the EU funded project  „Thermohaline Overturning – at Risk?“ (THOR). THOR consists of a consortium from 20 research institutions in nine European countries. The lead institution is the University of Hamburg. The project investigates the role of the ocean for the future development of the global climate. The question as to whether the ocean´s circulation is stable or whether there is a risk of change within a relatively short period of time stands in the focus of the analyses. The goal is to develop reliable prognoses for a period of 15 to 25 years in order to assess the chances for significant, negative effects on ecosystems and societies, particularly in Europe.


Information about the workshop:
Chenbo GUO (Ms.)
University of Hamburg
Centre for Marine and Climate Research | Institute of Physical Oceanography
Bundesstr. 53, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 42838 7478

Information about the THOR project: