Regional Climate Offices of the Helmholtz Association

    The effects of global climate change on particular regions vary significantly. Farmers, coastal engineers, town planners and other decision makers need first-hand information on regional climate change in order to adapt their region to the effects. The Helmholtz Association has therefore decided to initiate a German network of regional climate offices. Each of the four Regional Helmholtz Climate Offices is focusing on a certain region. We integrate regional climate change information based on latest research projects and make scientific results understandable to the public.

    The Climate Office for Polar Regions and Sea Level Rise at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) offers climate related information based on polar research with special focus on sea level rise.

    Dr. Renate Treffeisen

    The South German Climate Office at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) offers expertise on regional climate modelling and extreme weather events as heavy precipitation and flooding.

    Dr. Hans Schipper

    Map of the Regional Climate Office Network

    The North German Climate Office at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG) focuses on changes in storms, storm surges, ocean waves, and coastal climate.

    Dr. Insa Meinke

    The Climate Office for Central Germany at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) offers information on adaptation strategies and on the impact of climate change on the environment, land use and society.

    Dr. Andreas Marx