The award was granted by the Baltic Sea Trust, which was founded to preserve the Baltic Sea. The trust emphasizes the importance of von Storch’s research on the consequences of climate change in this particular region and pays tribute to his interdisplinary approach. Von Storch´s work helps to increase the understanding of the socio-economic background of climate change among politicians and non-scientists.
CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".