Press releases and news 2011

European scientific organisations establish alliance for climate research

5 October 2011
A group of leading climate research organisations from eight European countries established the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) in the European Parliament yesterday. Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, signed the cooperation agreement on behalf of all research centres of the Helmholtz Association that conduct climate research. The European Climate Research Alliance constitutes a powerful network for tackling the scientific challenges of climate change in a combined effort.
To the press release of the Alfred Wegener Institute:
European scientific organisations establish alliance for climate research

 

Supercomputers Simulate Consequences of Climate Change

15 July 2011
A competence centre for "High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems" (HPSC TerrSys), located at a number of sites, was founded on Friday under the umbrella of Geoverbund ABC/J in cooperation with the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA). The aim of Geoverbund ABC/J in founding this centre is to address the new challenges arising from climate change, the growing scarcity of natural resources and increase of risks by pooling scientific competence and applying state-of-the-art methods.
To the press release of the Forschungszentrum Jülich:
Supercomputers Simulate Consequences of Climate Change