Climate Service Center Germany

The German Federal Government initiated the Climate Service Center Germany in 2009 as a fundamental part of the German hightech-strategy for climate protection. GERICS’ current staff size of about 40 employees covers different scientific disciplines including natural and social sciences.

GERICS offers products, advisory services and decision-relevant information in order to support government, administration and business to adapt to climate change. These products and services are jointly developed with users to meet their specific needs.



Jörg Cortekar is economist and works in the climate impacts and economics department at GERICS, where he is mainly engaged in cities related activities. Over the past years he was also engaged in several mapping activities (e.g., users’ needs assessments and the evaluation of climate services.
In LIFE LOCAL ADAPT Jörg will be responsible for the transferability concept to ensure that results could not only be applied in the project regions.
For further information see Jörg’s profile at the GERICS webpage:
Claas Teichmann is physicist by training. At GERICS he works with regional climate models and analysis of regional climate data. He is supporting the EURO-CORDEX initiative and works in several international projects.
In the LIFE LOCAL ADAPT, he will be involved in the design of the data basis of the regional climate data used within the project, e.g., for the fact sheets.
For further information see Claas’ profile at the GERICS webpage:


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