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Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Prof. Dr. Hermann Held

University of Hamburg - KlimaCampus Hamburg, D
Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Chair Sustainability & Global Change
Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS),
Hamburg, D
Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel

Ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research,
Univ. of Munich
Director of the Ifo Center for Energy, Climate and Exhaustible Resources
Professor of Economics
Prof. Dr. Manfred Stock

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK),
Potsdam, D
Chief Advisor of PIK for Regional Strategies
Chair of the Advisory Board for Sustainable Development and Resources Protection/Land Brandenburg

Composition and Tasks

The Scientific Advisory Board is composed of four to six personalities who are international renowned for their research and scientific leadership expertise in the area of climate and global change. It advises and supports the Wegener Center Management especially in the following areas:

  • Development of the research goals and organization of the Wegener Center as well as of its scientific-thematic positioning in the international context
  • Maintenance and systematic expansion of international research networking and of cooperations with other relevant research centers
  • Promoted exchange of researchers and international integration at all levels (PhD Students, Postdocs, Senior Professionals)
  • Further extension of leading and contributing participations in international research projects and programmes

The appointment and organisational guidance of the Scientific Advisory Board is done by the Wegener Center Director.



Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.soc.oec.

Karl Steininger

Brandhofgasse 5, 8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 8441

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