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

Experience Sustainable Research – the University of Hamburg on the "MS Wissenschaft"“


The "MS Wissenschaft" anchors off Hamburg – and the university of the Hanseatic city is on board. The exhibition ship is located in Hamburg´s traditional ship harbor Am Sandtorkai from 26 – 29 June and offers those interested in science an exhibition on current research on sustainable development.

The "urban climate architect" of Hamburg´s excellence cluster "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP) is joining the whole journey, showing in a playful way how a climate-friendly city looks like.


In addition, also the Competence Center Sustainable University (Kompetenzzentrum Nachhaltige Universität – KNU) profits from the stopover in Hamburg, inviting to a discussion on deck of the ship to show how research is done on sustainability in projects involving wood, school or electricity: Today´s Research for Tomorrow´s Generations. Junior scientists of the postdoc college "Sustainable Future" explain their fields of research to those interested in the topic: Who is to co-ordinate the energy transition: market or state? Who is to blame for problem schools in big cities? Do trees profit from the climate change?


The Hanseatic city is the seventh of a total of 36 stops of the swimming touring exhibition, supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research as part of the "Year of Science 2012 – Future Project Earth". The visitors are invited to try out and join in the exhibits regarding sustainability, such as the "urban climate architect", an interactive game developed within the scope of CliSAP. It encourages the visitor to build a climate compatible city. The players can create living space for a growing population, at the same time they have to provide offices and jobs. They improve the city climate with public greens, water areas and trees. It is the aim of the game to show in an entertaining manner how important sustainable management and planning is.

The excellence cluster "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP) is supported by federal and state governments. Here, natural scientists, economists and social scientists of the University of Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the German Climate Computing Center and the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht work together.

The Competence Center Sustainable University aims to contribute to the development and building of the University of Hamburg as a "University for a Sustainable Future". The postoc college "Sustainable Future" is the focus in which interdisciplinary research is done on sustainability topics.


More information about the "MS Wissenschaft"


Further information about the discussion on board