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A collective reminder for forgetful Switzerland

Every seventh building in Switzerland is at risk of flooding, and four out of five Swiss communities have been affected by floods within the past 40 years. At the OCCR, the Mobiliar Lab for Natural Risks aims to better inform authorities and the public about the risks associated with flooding. For this reason, it’s creating an interactive online database of images illustrating floods: the “Collective Flood Memory”.
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Best wishes, Margret!

31 May 2018

Margret Möhl has served the NCCR and OCCR administration since 2001. To say good-bye, the staff of the OCCR Management Center raised the glasses on a staff excursion to Lake Biel. We wish her well in her retirement!

Publishing with Nature

20 May 2018

On 26 June 2018, Michael White, Nature’s editor for climate science will talk at the OCCR on “Publishing with Nature: a climate science perspective”. The presentation takes place at 14:15 in room B5 at the ExWi building, Sidlerstr. 5, Bern. In his presentation, Michael White will give an insight into the inner workings of high profile journal. Subjects raised include: How does Nature decide what to publish? How is the process managed? What are the odds of getting published? Does the journal publish papers only in the interests of being controversial and getting press coverage? And who makes the decisions?

ERC Advanced Grant for Climate Reconstructions

18 April 2018

OCCR researcher Stefan Brönnimann has received a grant of 3 million Swiss francs from the European Research Council for the next five years. The goal of the funded project PALAEO-RA is to produce a comprehensive reconstruction of global climate of the past six centuries, a palaeo-reanalysis. The reconstruction will provide globally complete, three dimensional monthly fields of many variables and thus allows dynamical interpretations of past climate events. The project combines numerical modelling and mathematical techniques with historical documentary data and measurements, and dynamical analyses.  

Hubertus Fischer awarded Hans Oeschger Medal

27 October 2017

Hubertus Fischer of the OCCR group Past Climate and Biogeochemical Studies on Ice Cores has been awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). This medal has been established in recognition of the scientific work of Hans Oeschger. It is reserved for scientists for their outstanding achievements in ice research and/or short term climatic changes. With its awards, the EGU recognises every year eminent scientists in the earth, planetary and space sciences, and identifies the awardees as role models for the next generation of early career scientists.


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