Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP)

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    Dr. S. Mohr

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ESKPWithin the research area Earth and Environment of the Helmholtz Association, a knowledge platform has been built up over the past few years on the risks and opportunities of global changes in the environment. Eight Helmholtz centers and other partners are involved in the task of preparing reliable knowledge on topics such as water, soil, climate or natural disaster in order to provide society, politics and the economy with a well-founded future provision. The aim of the Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP) is to bundle and prepare existing knowledge, to advise on adaptation strategies and to give open questions as impulses back into research in order to close specific knowledge gaps.


The participating Helmholtz Centres

  • Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)
  • Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung (HZG)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel (GEOMAR)
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)