Projects at CSC
Projects of European Union within the 7th Framework programme
PEGASOS Pan-European Gas-AeorSos-climate interaction Studies
Within this programme the CSC leads the topic "Air Quality in a Changing Climate: Integration with Policy".
ECLISE Enabling Climate Information Services for Europe
The CSC has a leading role in two thematical work packages.
ACCENT-Plus: Atmospheric compositon change - a European network-Plus
Here the CSC is initiating a gateway between project and stakeholders.
Impact2C - Quantifying projected impacts under 2°C warming
Political discussions on the European goal to limit global warming to 2°C demands that discussions are informed by the best available science on projected impacts and possible benefits. IMPACT2C enhances knowledge, quantifies climate change impacts, and adopts a clear and logical structure, with climate and impacts modelling, vulnerabilities, risks and economic costs, as well as potential responses, within a pan-European sector based analysis.
The CSC is the project coordinator.
Projects of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
C3Grid-INAD: Towards an INfrastructure for general Access to climate Data
C3Grid not only offers services for uniform and transparent access to several distributed data archives of the German climate community but also data processing capabilities. Our aim is to establish C3Grid as an accepted common platform and toolset for scientists in their daily research work. In addition to this, C3Grid disseminates general climate specific information from scientific environment to the general public.
TFO – The Future Okavango
As the region is strongly characterized by and depends on the water resources of the Okavango River, the possible changes of the climate, affecting all components of the hydrological cycle and thus the lives of the people living in a region of such unique natural characteristics are of uppermost importance and interest.
The CSC is investigating the climate change in the Okavango region.
The Congo-basin inhibits the world's second largest rainforest area. Due to its size it has an enormous carbon storage capacity and a regulating effect on the global water cycle. Both have a significant influence on the global climate system. Regional climate change projections for this area will help to adapt the forest- and water-management on climate change.
The CSC is providing high resolution climate projections for the Congo-basin.