This is where the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM comes in: since October 2009 experts of the nine Helmholtz Centres of the Helmholtz Association‘s research field Earth and Environment are working together on ten research topics.
In cooperation with nine universities, the Helmholtz Research Centres combine their expertise in regional climate change research. Regional observations and process studies coupled with model simulations will help to improve regional and global climate models, which provide a solid basis for climate-related decision support. REKLIM contributes to the strengthening of interdisciplinary regional climate research in Germany.
Following the first funding period the Climate Initiative REKLIM is organising the international Conference taking place in Berlin, Germany from 6–9 October, 2014. The conference aims at providing a forum were scientists from all over the world can present and discuss new results from regional climate research in the context of the REKLIM research topics.
The conference will be divided into two parts:
The first part is a three-day international scientific conference from 6–8 October, 2014.
The scientific conference is followed by a German speaking public engagement day on 'Regional climate change – causes and effects' on the 9th of October, 2014 which focuses on the dialogue between scientists and decision makers from the fields of politics, administration and associations.