Knowledge Transfer and Dialogue Processes with Society at Large

REKLIM especially focuses on two areas that are vital to modern research: knowledge transfer, and dialogue processes with society at large. In this context, the goal of knowledge transfer is to achieve an open dialogue between the scientific community and society with regard to the findings produced by REKLIM, and to provide the best available scientific evidence so that it can be used as the basis for societal actors’ decision-making processes. Accordingly, the scientific outcomes of REKLIM will be contextualized, tailored to the needs of the respective actors, and made available in a broad range of formats, channels, instruments and activities. Special emphasis will be placed on working together with the scientific community to jointly develop and implement new ideas. Another important aspect: this process is bound to yield new research questions, which will inform and enrich the REKLIM network’s own research efforts.

REKLIM works within the scientific community and beyond on...

  • making scientific findings useful for diverse target groups;
  • promoting innovative approaches in the context of knowledge transfer;
  • the dialogue between the scientific community and the public through a broad range
  • of activities, transfer services and processes;
  • the interface between external partners and the scientific community;
  • helping shape structures for cooperation between the public and the scientific community;
  • supporting the practice-oriented education of young people in a range of fields;
  • integrating impulses from the public into REKLIM’s research activities.

Detailed information on our knowledge transfer projects can be found here.

Furthermore, in knowledge transfer REKLIM works closely with the four Helmholtz Climate Offices:
Climate Office for Polar Regions and Sea Level Rise (AWI); Head: Dr Renate Treffeisen
North German Coastal and Climate Office (Hereon); Head: Dr Insa Meinke
Climate Office for Central Germany (UFZ); Head: Dr Andreas Marx
South German Climate Office (KIT); Head: Dr Hans Schipper


Dr Klaus Grosfeld
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
E-mail: Klaus.Grosfeld(at)

Dr Renate Treffeisen
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Leiterin Klimabüro für Polargebiete und Meeresspiegelanstieg
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
E-mail: Renate.Treffeisen(at)