International research and collaboration
The DKC has participated in a number of international RCM-based projects directed towards a variety of climate related research and development areas.
The WATCH project examined the global freshwater cycle. CECILIA was a project addressing climate change impacts on forestry, agriculture, hydrology and air quality in Central and Eastern Europe. In the CIRCE project we aimed to highlight the impacts and possible adaptation actions for climate change in the Mediterranean region, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. AG2020 is an interdisciplinary effort to analyse and discuss the future development within the world’s agricultural markets, and PESETA a project which focuses on the projection of economic impacts of climate change in sectors of the European Union based on bottom-up analysis. The DKC is also involved in the project ClimateCost which is a major research project on the economics of climate change, supported by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme.
We are also participating in modelling projects in regions outside of Europe. One of these was the CARBO-NORTH project, which aimed to quantify the carbon budget in Northern Russia through the use of very high resolution regional climate modelling. The DKC has a specific focus on regional climate modelling within in the Arctic, read more about this in the Ice Cap Modelling and Processes in the Arctic sections of our web page.
The DKC's activities directed towards developing countries are also manifold. We are collaborating with local capacities and have made regional climate projections to assist a number of African and Asian countries in their future planning and adaptation efforts.
Head of the Climate Research Division, Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (+45) 39157 498
Edited by Tue Tobias Kosack, email@example.com © DMI, 12 May 2011