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.
3 July 2015: The ocean moderates anthropogenic atmospheric warming at the cost of profound alterations of its physics, chemistry, ecology, and ecosystem services. An international research initiative including the Oeschger Centre has published a paper in the renowned journal Science. The study evaluates and compares the risks of impacts on marine and coastal ecosystems and the goods and services they provide under two potential CO2 emission pathways over this century.
At the Mobiliar Lecture on April 27, 2015, Professor Annegret Thieken, Chair of Geography and Natural Hazards Research at the University of Potsdam, gave the following talk: "Damage makes you clever: Learning from incidents and adapting to new risks".
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Climate and famine in the far North
Finnish historian Heli Huhtamaa is writing part of her doctoral
thesis at the Oeschger Centre. She was drawn to Bern by the pioneering
work of the group for environmental history and historical climatology at the Institute of History.