Welcome to the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM!
The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM (Regionale Klimaänderungen/Regional climate change) is a consortium of nine research centres within the Helmholtz Association. REKLIM is using its unique combination of competence in regional observations and process studies (in situ observations, airborne and satellite remote sensing) coupled with model simulations to improve regional and global climate models, which provide a solid basis for climate-related decision support. Moreover, global climate simulations are used to determine the effects of climate variability and change on the regional scale with improved modelling tools for attribution and impact studies. On the other hand, process modules and parameterisations from these regional studies serve to improve global climate models. The Climate Initiative will facilitate various scientific opportunities for improving knowledge of the regional Earth System, in particular with respect to impacts. Via the Helmholtz Regional Climate Offices and the Climate Service Centre policymakers and other decision makers will be supported in assessing risks and opportunities and designing mitigation and adaptation strategies.
DriftStories from the Central Arctic – one year, one floe – sea-ice research to the extreme!
20 January 2021
Never before have experts had the chance to investigate the Arctic sea ice as comprehensively as on the international expedition MOSAiC, on board the research icebreaker Polarstern. For an entire year, the ship drifted with the ice through the Central Arctic; for an entire year, the men and women of MOSAiC used cutting-edge technologies to study every facet of the ice around them. They share the challenges they had to overcome, and what they learned at the polar hotspot of climate change, in the following ten DriftStories, which have now also been collected in the booklet “DriftStories from the Central Arctic”.
You can order the DriftStories free of charge by sending an email to info@REKLIM.de and providing your contact details and address, or you can download the digital PDF version.
DriftStories from the 2019/2020 MOSAiC expedition through the Central Arctic
With the DriftStories, once a month we’ll introduce a member of the ICE Team and share insights into the background of their research area. Together with the weekly Sea Ice Ticker, these stories will present the sea-ice-related work being done on site in more detail, and help readers understand the role of sea-ice research within the context of the MOSAiC expedition as a whole. We hope you enjoy reading the DriftStories on meereisportal.de
REKLIM anniversary magazine
How our lives are already changing
THE REKLIM ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE reports, in stories and images, on the research network’s findings and broad range of focus areas. In addition, it
demonstrates how the research community can and is working in dialogue with society in order to address the most pressing questions of our time. Check it out!