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Marine heatwaves are threatening ecosystems

Marine heatwaves can irreversibly damage ecosystems and, therefore, also present a threat to fishing. As a team led by OCCR member Thomas Frölicher showed in a study just published in the journal Nature, the number of marine heatwaves has increased dramatically in past decades. This trend will further intensify as a result of climate change.

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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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