Better weather forecasts 10 to 100 days ahead is the primary goal for the new research project Seasonal Forecasting Engine, which is granted just above NOK 15m by RCN over the next four years.
About the Department
Uni Research Climate is a multidisciplinary research department that carries out research into the climate of the past, present and future.The department consists of approximately 60 researchers, mostly holding a PhD, and with an annual turnover of about 60 million NOK. The department projects focus on climate questions on a regional, national or global scale.
Uni Research Climate has an international profile, with main focus on Northern Europe and the Polar-regions, but has an increasing numbers of projects that look at climate challenges in developing countries. Uni Research Climate has a leading role in Norway for the use and further development of the new Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM), with expertise in global climate modelling and climate dynamics. The Climate Service Centre started up in 2012, and is a strategical priority area for Uni Research. Uni Research Climate is a partner in Norsk Klimaservicesenter and is one of four partners in the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR).
Uni Research Climate’s particular strengths are:
- understanding climate
- climate modelling
- scenarios for future climate development
- quantifications of climate changes