Helmholtz-Institut Climate Service Science (HICSS)

Since June 2016 scientists of University of Hamburg and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) cooperate in the frame of the new Helmholtz-Institut Climate Service Science (HICSS). HICSS will pool common competencies of GERICS, a scientific organizational entity of HZG, and University of Hamburg in natural, social and economic sciences for the research area „Climate Service Science“.

The partnership covers the following areas of competence:
1. Vom Wissen zum Handeln,
2. Modellierung komplexer Systeme and
3. Bewertung von Erkenntnissen in der Klima- und Erdsystemforschung.

The Executive Board will be constituted by two senior scientists of HZG and two Hamburg University professors who conduct research in the area of “Climate Service Science”. The Executive Board will be supported by an administrative office (Geschäftsstelle), which will be established at GERICS.