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"We have some work ahead of us, but that's normal"

The concept of living in warmer times is not only a hot global topic for scientists working in the here and now, but also for those who deal with the past. Leading paleoscientists convened at the University of Bern from 5-7 April to share knowledge and start a contribution to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report.

Article in UniAktuell, 11.04.2017



10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, 21-25 August 2017, Interlaken, Switzerland

The Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research and the Division of Climate and Environmental Physics are proud to organize the 10th anniversary International Carbon Dioxide Conference.

Deadline for abstract submissions : 28 February 2017 

Official ICDC10 website

Honorary doctorate awarded to Thomas Stocker

The ETH Rector awarded an honorary doctorate to well-known climate researcher Thomas Stocker "for his seminal research into climate systems and climate change, honouring a key figure in climate science". "Stocker, who led the IPCC’s Working Group I from 2008 until 2015, is not merely an expert at linking together various aspects of research; he also sees it as his responsibility to build bridges between climate research, decision-makers and the general population", as the ETH Zurich writes.

Article on ETH-website, 19.11.2016

Pinhole technology to search for the oldest ice

Few people in the world have had as much experience with drilling ice cores as Bernese physicist Jakob Schwander. He is now working on the development of ultra-light drilling equipment to be used to search for 1.5 million-year-old ice in Antarctica. Last summer, the new technology proved itself in Greenland.

Portrait on the Oeschger Centre website, 04.10.2016