The Atmosphere in Global Change

Topic 1 of the Helmholtz program "Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future".

Topic 1 addresses three research areas of societal relevance for the Atmosphere in Global Change: Air Quality, Climate Feedbacks, and Future Weather and Extremes. Knowledge in these areas provides guidance to assess adaptation and mitigation measures as we approach the 1.5°C global warming limit. We will develop observational and modeling solutions for improved atmospheric predictions and regional climate projections at unprecedented resolution, in a ‘whole atmosphere’ approach, to address entire process- and event chains from the drivers of global change or extreme events to their ramifications for air quality, water resources, greenhouse gas budgets, land use change, ecosystem viability, and the risk of more extreme weather in a warmer world. As part of our international benchmarking strategy, we foster open exchange and collaboration with the best atmospheric and climate research teams globally.

The complete proposal of the program "Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future" can be found here

Air Quality
Climate Feedbacks
Future Weather and Extremes



Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy

Topic 7 of the Helmholtz program "Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future".

At KIT, the Institute of Advanced Membrane Technology (IAMT) contributes to Topic 7 (T7). The mission of T7 is to contribute to a sustainable bioeconomy that provides food and renewable resources for industry to a growing and demanding human population while reducing the environmental footprint and supporting a growing circular economy. T7 aims to improve and make efficient use of biological and environmental resources for sustainable production, contributes engineering of renewable carbon sources and chemicals to innovative products, and integrates production into the sustainable use of agro-biogeosystems.