Welcome to the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM!


The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM (Regional Climate Change and Humans) is a network of nine research centres within the
Helmholtz Association that combines several, competence-driven research topics in a comprehensive approach. REKLIM produces essential regional information on climate change, which it subsequently transfers for the benefit of society. In this regard, REKLIM combines regional observation, process studies and coupled climate simulations, with a focus on regional climate change and the connections to human beings. Moreover, it works across the borders of disciplines (including the social sciences), methodologies and individual research centres. By doing so, REKLIM helps to provide a sound basis for making informed climate-related decisions. Global climate simulations, together with improved modelling systems for studies on classification and impacts, are used to investigate the effects of climate variability and climate change at the regional scale. REKLIM is a close-knit network of scholars in various stages of their careers, regardless of which Helmholtz Centre or which field they call home. It encompasses the entire chain of effect, from knowledge production regarding regional climate change to taking concrete action, the goal being to enable civil society to better address climate protection and climate change adaptation. Knowledge transfer to society is an important aspect of REKLIM’s activities. In addition, the Regional Climate Offices of the Helmholtz Association and the Climate Service Center Germany provide decision-makers support with assessing risks and opportunities, and with developing 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.

Read more here ...

klimafit Wins the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the AWI’s Transfer Prize 2020

10 March 2021
34 community colleges in 2020 – 73 community colleges in 2021, 61% learning success in the area of climate protection and adaptation, and 50% learning success in the area of regional effects, as well as 1,000 multipliers trained to date – those are results to be proud of. Read more here ...

Climate Research: reflecting on the past and planning for the future – An online event to celebrate 10 years of ECRA –

on 10 March 2020, 14:30-17:00 CET, online
The European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) will celebrate its 10 years anniversary with this high-level event. The event is open to all. More information available at the event website: ecra-climate.eu/activities-events/ecra-general-assemblies/215-ecra-10y

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

Climate change at our doorstep

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!

 

 

REKLIM anniversary magazine

Climate change at our doorstep
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.

REKLIM Report September 2018

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