Cluster of Excellence "Climate, Climatic Change, and Society" (CLICCS)
Prof. Dr. Beate M.W. Ratter, Dr. Martin Döring
Duration: 2019 - 2026
The Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CliCCS) at Universität Hamburg is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Further participating institutions are Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, HZG) and German Cimate Computing Center (DKRZ). CLICCS establish a long-term program spanning the range from basic research on climate dynamics and climate-related social dynamics to the transdisciplinary exploration of human–environment interactions. All scientists involved in CLICCS collaborate closely in tracking and analyzing climate change, probable effects and changes. Understanding these changes, including how societies adapt, will enable to assess with far greater confidence than before the range of imaginable climate futures.
Research topic C3: Sustainable Adaptation Scenarios for Coastal Systems: Our project aims is focused on coupled human–environment dynamics on a regional level, where climate change becomes visible and where sustainable adaptation can be realized by local actors. C3 will contribute to the CLICCS objectives through the provision of strategies on how to reconcile climate adaptation and mitigation strategies with competing anthropogenic uses and social interests.