News & Events


RACE Statusseminar

Start: 10:30 a.m., 26.03.2019


Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows risks of a slow reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Global warming through greenhouse gas emissions has already reached 1°C above the preindustrial level. The new Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reveals the resulting consequences for people and ecosystems:

  • The oceans are warmer, more acidic, and less productive.
  • Glaciers, ice sheets and permafrost are melting.
  • Rising sea levels are causing more severe extreme events at the coasts.

The report shows the benefits of fast and effective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and conversely, escalating costs and risks of delayed action. More info here

Past and future changes in the ocean and cryosphere (all frozen components of the earth system) for low (blue) and high (red) greenhouse gas emissions (image: IPCC)

RACE-PI Dagmar Kieke was honored for outstanding PhD supervision

The University of Bremen for the first time awarded a prize for outstanding PhD supervision. The prize acknowledges exceptional work and engagement in the support of early career scientists. In total, 80 PhD supervisors of all departments of the University of Bremen were nominated for the prize. We are very happy that RACE-PI Dagmar Kieke was honored with a second place for her special engagement! More info here.

Dagmar Kieke (front row, second from left) at the award ceremony for outstanding PhD supervision (picture: Copyright Harald Rehling/Universität Bremen)

OceanObs’19 Meeting

16.09. – 20.09.2019

Honolulu, USA