The 21st International Swiss Climate Summer School will take place from 3 to 8 September 2023. It focuses on the topic "Climate-Water-Energy-Food-Nexus". The aim of this interdisciplinary summer school is to bring together young researchers with established scientists from different disciplines. Registration is now open.
Oeschger Seminar Series
21 November 2022
Madhav Thakur, a terrestrial ecology professor, wants to know how climate change affects ecosystems. To track down winner and loser species, he is currently launching a field experiment that is unique worldwide.
15 November 2022
OCCR member Ana Vicedo has been awarded an SNSF Starting Grant. Her project “Advancing research on extreme humid heat and health” is one of the winners among 445 applications submitted. The SNSF Starting Grant goes to researchers who want to carry out an independent project in Switzerland with their own team. Ana Vicedo’s project is supported with CHF 1,8 Million.
15 November 2022
OCCR member Johannes Sutter has been awarded an SNSF Starting Grant. His project "Charting Antarctic Ice Sheet evolution via the ice sheet’s internal stratigraphy" is one of the winners among 445 applications submitted. The SNSF Starting Grant goes to researchers who want to carry out an independent project in Switzerland with their own team. Johannes Suter's project is supported with CHF 1,8 Million.
14 November 2022
OCCR Vice-President Karin Ingold is one of the authors of "10 New Findings of Climate Science". This synthesis for policy and society is regularly produced by three global research platforms and was presented at COP27 in Sharm El Sheik. Karin Ingold co-authored the chapter on decision-making, which states, among other things: "Inclusive and empowering governance is crucial to enable climate-resilient development."
29 September 2022
Heat, drought, danger of forest fires - conditions like those in 2022 will soon become the norm with climate change. The summer of 2022 will even be one of the cooler summers of the 21st century if we fail in significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades. This is what OCCR researchers write in an additional chapter of the booklet "Heat and Dry Summers in Switzerland", which has just been published.
1 October 2022
OCCR member Margit Schwikowski chairs the Organizing Committee for
the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Conference which takes place from 2 to 7 October 2022 in the Swiss resort Crans-Montana. The theme of the conference is Ice Core Science at the three Poles. “Our field of research faces a massive problem: more and more glaciers worldwide are melting and the melt-water percolating into them is destroying all embedded signals locked in there for many thousands of years”, she said in an interview. “It is a race against time.”
24 June 2022
As a scientific partner, the OCCR, together with the environmental education organisation GLOBE Switzerland, organised the largest research competition for young people in Switzerland to date. 1,400 participants from all parts of Switzerland took part. Thematically, the GLOBE Contest was limited to the areas of biodiversity, climate change, soil, and water quality. The winners of the competition were chosen at a Young People's Environmental Conference at the University of Bern.
27 June 2022
In an op-ed piece in the journal Issues in Science and Technology of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine OCCR President Thomas Stocker calls on the G7 countries to take the lead in climate policy: "They have the chance to lead the implementation of measures, avoiding major disruptions and conflicts that are sure to come with further heating."
16 May 2022
Based in Bern, Suz Everingham coordinates a global research network called the
Bug-Network. This is the unusual story of a young biologist who has moved from the ocean in Australia to the River Aare.
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