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.
31 March 2014: Over the last 1000 years, temperature differences between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres were larger than previously thought. Using new data from the Southern Hemisphere, researchers have shown that climate model simulations overestimate the links between the climate variations across the Earth with implications for regional predictions. These findings are demonstrated in a new international study coordinated by Raphael Neukom from the Oeschger and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. The study was published in «Nature Climate Change»
Studying Planetary Waves to Predict Alpine Precipitation
Olivia Romppainen-Martius is the new assistant professor for climate change
impact research at the Oeschger Centre. One of her research areas is to
investigate the effects of climate change on heavy precipitation events
in the Alps. Swiss Mobiliar insurance company finances her chair.