The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) was initiated by the German Federal Government in 2009 as a fundamental part of the German hightech-strategy for climate protection. Since June 2014, GERICS has been a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht – Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH. We are located in the historic "Chilehaus" in Hamburg and employ an interdisciplinary team of natural and social scientists. The total staff number is currently more than 70. The director of GERICS is meteorologist and climate scientist Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob.
Global climate change has different regional impacts that can already be felt today. We will have to adapt to these different impacts of climate change, and have to adapt to them. GERICS functions as a think tank and develops prototype products and services in order to support decision-makers from politics, business and society in adapting to climate change.
Chilehaus in Hamburg Photo: istock/boeki