Beurteilung von Klimarisiken sowie Wetter- und Erntevorhersagen: Dr. Jascha Lehmann und Dr. Christoph Gornott haben in Berlin das Steinbeis-Forschungszentrum ClimateDNA gegründet.
"Climate change impacts are already felt today and will amplify in the future. The World Economic Forum ranked extreme weather events as the number one global risk. At the same time new possibilities to identify and quantify risks have emerged: High-resolution and real-time climate data and innovative machine-learning techniques to extract the relevant information from that data. Within the Steinbeis Research Center ClimateDNA we have ample experience with these tools and we will use them to provide actionable climate risk information for stakeholders in different sectors. This includes: Risk assessments and early warnings for the agricultural sector and NGOs working on adaptation strategies, climate-driven financial risk assessments for insurance companies and investors, active public outreach of latest climate risk science by participating in large European and international research consortia."
Dr. Jascha Lehmann und Dr. Christoph Gornott
Jascha Lehmann is a physicist by training and holds a doctorate degree in climate physics of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. His current research has two foci: (i) the analysis of dynamic changes in the atmosphere and their influence on weather extremes such as heat waves and heavy rainfall events and (ii) the development of seasonal climate (extremes) forecasts using novel machine-learning techniques. After his PhD he worked as a scientific research analyst for the director Prof. Schellnhuber before taking over the project management of a junior research group in 2017. Since 2016 he has also been working for the Institute's science transfer department.
Christoph Gornott is an agricultural scientist, leader of the working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and chair of the department Agroecosystem Analysis and Modelling at the University of Kassel. His research evolves around the three pillars of risk monitoring, management and transfer with a particular focus on crop yield forecasting, climate adaptation strategies and insurance solutions for sub-Saharan Africa. He studied agricultural economics and agricultural sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin. Before that, he worked as a dairy farmer in northern Germany.