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Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS)


Brief Biography of Partner

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon conducts international cutting-edge research for a changing world. With approximately 1,100 employees, the centre generates knowledge and innovation toward increased resilience and sustainability. The Hereon’s scientific spectrum encompasses high-performance materials, processes, environmentally friendly technologies for mobility and new energy systems.

The interdisciplinary team at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) develops scientifically based prototype products and services to support decision-makers in politics, business and public administration in the face of adapting to climate change. GERICS functions as a think tank for climate services in order to meet their information needs. GERICS also develops prototype products in the area of climate services and works in close cooperation with science and practice partners from politics, economy and administration and actively promotes networking between these actors.

Partner’s Role in the SUNRISE project

Within SUNRISE, GERICS/Hereon leads the development of climate information in the project research including climate change scenarios and projections for the assessment and modelling of infectious disease spreading.

In addition, GERICS/Hereon contributes to the project’s climate change impact and adaptation aspects for extreme weather events for the estimation of changes in demand of critical infrastructure resources which will inform the SUNRISE tool for ‘Demand Prediction and Management’. GERICS/Hereon also contributes to the design of the SUNRISE technical tools and the project’s impact creation and assessment.