Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)

Type of Structure: network / framework activity
Regional Scope: national in the area: Switzerland / Europe
Parent Organisations: University of Bern
Child Organisations:
Duration : 2007 to present
Contact Address: Prof. Martin Grosjean
Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research
Universität Bern
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 31 47 ; +41 (0) 31 631 31 45
FAX: +41 (0) 31 631 43 38
e-Mail: martin.grosjean(at)oeschger.unibe.ch
URL: http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch

holding an official function in Oeschger-Centre

General information and objectives

The Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research is the centre of excellence for climate research of the University of Bern.
The Oeschger Centre's position in the broad field of climate sciences is very clear. The main focus is on the climate system and its interactions with society and the economy. The research is comprised of four closely linked core areas:
  • the long-term development and dynamics of the climate system
  • the present and future climate
  • consequences of climate change for important land ecosystems
  • consequences of climate change for the economy and society as well as the adaptive and legal strategies that are derived from them
The main emphasis includes:
  • the climate system with the different interactive components in oceans, continents and in the atmosphere
  • energy fluxes and bio-geochemical cycles (e.g. water, carbon and greenhouse gases) from global to local scales
  • long-term climate and environmental dynamics (Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology) from the late Pleistocene, Holocene, and the present to the near future
  • the interaction of climate and environmental changes with the economy and society, in particular the economics of climate change as well as the consequences of extreme events on the economy and society

For further details, link to the Oeschger-Centre Home Page

Last update: 5/1/13
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2019)

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