International Climate Protection Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation visit Hamburg

A group of climate protection fellows from South America, Asia and Africa will be visiting the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the German Climate Computing Center on March 20 to gain an overview of selected aspects of climate research.

With its international climate protection fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables up-and-coming leaders from non-European emerging and developing countries to carry out one-year scientific projects in Germany in the field of climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation. The areas of specialisation of the current fellows for the year 2023-2024 include land use, politics, social research, economics, geography, law, climatology and energy systems.

Prior to the start of their research stays, the fellows take part in a three-week introductory seminar at various locations in Germany to establish contact with relevant stakeholders and institutions from science, business and politics in the field of climate protection and climate-relevant resource conservation.

This year’s programme will take the scholarship holders to the MPI-M, among other places. Dr Hauke Schmidt, head of the Global Circulation and Climate Group, will welcome the guests and introduce the institute and its main research areas. Further presentations, including on the “Psychology of Climate Change”, will be given by younger scientists who will report on their current research work. The professional dialogue will then continue over lunch. At the German Climate Computing Centre, participants will gain insight into the special features of the high-performance computing system and the possibilities that the Levante supercomputer opens up for calculations.

The next item on the programme takes the guests to Wilhelmsburg, where the day is rounded off with a guided tour of the energy bunker complex, including an impressive view of the Hamburg skyline seen from the south across the Elbe.

Further Information

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German Climate Computing Center


Dr. Chetankumar Jalihal
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
chetankumar.jalihal@we dont want