The BMBF joint project RACE investigates the regional Atlantic circulation in times of global change. Changes in the circulation of the Atlantic Ocean have an impact on the climate in the mid latitudes. The aim of the RACE project is to contribute to a better understanding of the relevant processes responsible for that change. RACE focuses on the European shelf regions and the results are based on long-term observations in key Atlantic regions as well as realistic ocean circulation models.

The Priority Program (SPP-1889) ‘Regional Sea Level Change and Society (SeaLevel)’, funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) performs a comprehensive, interdisciplinary analysis to advance our knowledge on regional, climate-related sea level change, while taking into account the associated human-environment interactions and socio-economic developments in the coastal zone.

PalMod is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) and brings together the Earth system modeling community, the proxy data community and the computational science community in order to understand climate system dynamics and variability during the last glacial cycle. 

GRISO (Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean Observing System) is an international, open network of scientists interested in working together in order to address the large, complex questions associated with recent changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet and the related oceanic and atmospheric changes around Greenland. GRISO aims at providing long-term data at a number of key sites around Greenland that can improve our understanding of the ice sheet-glacier-ocean system, and provide boundary conditions for models and enable their validation.