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.
4 May 2015: OCCR Member Hubertus Fischer is awarded a grant of 2.26 Million Euro by the European Research Council for research on polar ice cores. This climate physicist’s second project funded by one of the prestigious «ERC Advanced Grants», illustrating the internationally top ranking ice and climate research at the Oeschger Centre.
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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Promising drilling expedition on Lake Towuti
Geologist Hendrik Vogel works with sediment cores.
They come from lakes from all over the world, and provide information
about climate and the environment far back in time. He has recently joined
the management team of an international deep drilling project on Sulawesi, Indonesia.