Welcome to the Oeschger Centre!
The Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research is the centre of excellence for climate research of the University of Bern. It focuses on interdisciplinary research in the fields of natural, human and social sciences as well as economics and law.
The Oeschger Centre does not only conduct research of high international standard, but also runs the Graduate School of Climate Sciences offering a specialised, internationally oriented Master's and Ph.D. programme in climate sciences.
19 November 2013: In its latest report the Global Carbon Project Global (GCP) shows that emissions of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels will reach 36 billion tonnes for the year 2013, a level unprecedented in human history. The atmospheric concentration of CO2 has risen above 400 ppm (parts per million) for the first time. One of the researchers behind the GCP's annual publication is the OCCR's Benjamin Stocker.
Innovative Ideas for Using Midge Larvae in Climate Research
The paleoecologist Oliver Heiri has been awarded funding of two
million Swiss francs from the European Research Council. With an innovative
approach, the funded project aims to reconstruct the emission of the
greenhouse gas methane in lakes at the end of the last ice age.