News 2021

Gateway to the Arctic – VIII and evening event „Arctic Change“

Under the title "Perceiving Arctic Change - Climate, Society and Sustainability", the 8th workshop "Gateway to the Arctic" will take place in Potsdam from October 4 to 7, 2021. The workshop is closely related to the inauguration of the graduate school of the same name, which is organized as a joint thematic initiative of the University of Paris-Saclay and REKLIM/AWI in cooperation with the AWI graduate school POLMAR. During this year's Gateway Workshop, the official launch of PACCSS will take place in a prestigious evening event in Berlin with international guests. Read more here...

July heavy rains and floods in western Germany: Evolution of a tragedy!

22 July 2021
The last few days and weeks have shown how severely and unprepared extreme weather events can affect our society and how difficult it is to get the information from the early warning forecast systems to the proper authorities in order to protect the population. Even if the individual event can be classified as a weather event, the multitude of extreme events worldwide is an effect of the climate system changing due to climate change. Climate protection and adaptation to climate change will be crucial in the future in order to better adapt to these changes as a society and to mitigate the impact as much as possible. Reade more here ...