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Regional Climate Research Group

Climate change is a global issue - but it is the regions where we experience its impacts: in Europe, in Austria, in Styria.

Our group researches the processes governing regional climate change, in particular the occurrence of extreme events such as heavy rainfall or drought. How much has the climate already changed? Has climate change already influenced recent extreme events?  What changes do we expect in the future? How would past extremes look like in a warmer climate?

Our scientists furthermore aim to understand the limitations of our knowledge on regional climate change: how good are our models to simulate regional climate change?  How certain are we about our simulations?

Finally, the group prepares and tailors climate simulations for studying potential impacts of climate change, to ultimately support decisions about climate change mitigation and adaptation.

From time to time, we report about our work on our blog Climate Storylines.


Work with us

If you would like to write your BSc or MSc thesis with us., please contact both Douglas Maraun and Albert Ossó in a joint email. We will then discuss who could best supervise you. 

There are two possibilities for writing a PhD thesis with us or working with us as a Postdoc:
1. In a funded project. Please check our job announcements on CLIMLIST or this webpage regularly. 
2. With your own funding. This could be a scholarship from your government or a Marie-Curie Fellowship. In any case, please contact Douglas Maraun and Albert Ossó in a joint email. For Marie-Curie Fellowships, the University offers special support for applicants. 

Otherwise, we do not consider unsolicited applications. 


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