The Institute plays a leading role in coordinating national and international projects funded, for instance, by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) or the European Commission. In addition the institute plays a leading role in projects coordinated by our partners. The major externally funded projects in which the institute is active are listed below, beginning with those in which we play a coordinating role.
HD(CP)2 - High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for advancing Climate Prediction
Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Bjorn Stevens
Project Coordinator: Dr. Wiebke Schubotz
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HErZ - Hans-Ertel Centre 'Clouds and Convection'
Parameterization development for clouds and convection in numerical weather prediction and climate models.
Project Leader: Dr. Cathy Hohenegger und Dr. Axel Seifert
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PalMod - Since August 2015 the BMBF funds the project PalMod – abbreviated for „Paleo Modelling“ – a national climate modelling initiative. 18 institutes from Germany are involved and funded with 18 million euros during the first four year phase. With PalMod the variability and dynamics of the climate system will be investigated on time scales from days to thousands of years.
Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Martin Claußen
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BACCHUS - Biogenic versus Anthropogenic emissions on Clouds and Climate: towards Holistic UnderStanding The goal of BACCHUS is to quantify key processes and feedbacks controlling aerosol cloud interactions by combining advanced measurements of cloud and aerosol properties with state-of-the-art numerical modelling. The MPI-M contributes with remote sensing data of the MPI-M Barbados site for case-studies and participates in common simulations for process understanding at smaller modelling scales and climate impact assessments at global scale.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
The European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES) was formed in 2001, with the aim of accelerating the development of Earth system models for climate through the exchange of model softwares and results and improving high performance computing facilities.
RACE - Regional Atlantic Circulation and Global Change. Scientists from MPI-M, Universities of Bremen and Hamburg, from GEOMAR in Kiel and AWI in Bremerhaven investigate changes in the Atlantic circulation as part of future global change. BMBF project. MPI-M accounts for two work packages: Climate induced circulation and water mass changes on the Northwest European Shelf and High-resolution decadal predictions of Atlantic and European climate variations.