The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM

The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM (Regional Climate Change) is a network of nine research centres from the Helmholtz Association in the Federal Republic of Germany. REKLIM draws on its unique combination of expertise in regional observations and process studies (in situ observations, airborne and satellite remote sensing) coupled with model simulations to improve regional and global climate models, which provide a solid basis for informed climate-related decision-making. Moreover, the network aims at analysing the effects of climate variability and change on the regional scale, and at investigating the corresponding impacts on society.

The REKLIM project topics:

  • Coupled modelling of regional Earth systems
  • Sea level changes at the global, regional and local scale
  • Regional climate change in the Arctic
  • The land surface in the climate system
  • Atmospheric composition and climate: interactions from global to regional scales
  • Modelling and understanding extreme meteorological events
  • Risk analysis and risk management for integrated climate strategies
  • Abrupt climate change derived from proxy data

The REKLIM climate initiative offers essential resources on the regional effects of climate change. Thanks to the Helmholtz Regional Climate Offices and the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), policymakers and other decision-makers can receive vital support with assessing risks and opportunities, and with designing mitigation and adaptation strategies based on results obtained by REKLIM.

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