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The new special exhibition “Understanding Climate” at the Senckenberg Naturmuseum is open!

In the new special exhibition “Understanding Climate – Lessons from the Past” we accompany the VeWA researchers on their journey into the Earth’s past. We learn how reliable climate knowledge is created and through which paths this knowledge reaches society. And if you need a short break in between, you can relax in the Plankton Lounge.
See you at the Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt!

By the way, the next events within the VeWA project and the new exhibition are scheduled for November. For more information, see “Events“. We are looking forward to many visitors!

Teaser-Clip for Special Exhibition “Understanding Climate”

The construction system no longer looks as empty as it does in the photo!
Would you like a sneak preview of the VeWA special exhibition “Understanding Climate – Lessons from the Past”?
Click here for the teaser clip (This video is only available in German).
Enjoy it – and above all, have fun in the exhibition from 21.10.2022 onwards!

Julia Brugger was a guest on the Senckenberg podcast “Erdfrequenz” (Earth Frequency)!

Code, Data, Proxies: How climate models are created

The North Pole is greening, the Arctic is riddled with swamps, and mass extinctions are taking place in the oceans: This is not a forecast for the near future, but a look back at a climate change 56 million years ago. This climate change during the so-called “Paleocene/Eocene temperature maximum” happened insanely fast and is therefore incredibly interesting for our situation today, especially for researchers like Dr. Julia Brugger who work with climate models. But how are such models created? How accurate are they? And what would have to happen to better link global climate research and make it even more effective? We talk about this in the new episode of “Earth Frequency” with the climate physicist, whose work will soon also be on display in the special exhibition “Understanding Climate”.

Listen to the podcast here! (This podcast is only available in German)

Opening of the special exhibition “Understanding Climate” on 20.10.2022

On 20.10.2022 at 19:00 (doors open at 18:30) our special exhibition “Understanding Climate – Lessons from the Past” opens at the Senckenberg Naturmuseum.
The exhibition shows how science works and accompanies VeWA researchers on their journey into the Earth’s past.
We are looking forward to many visitors in the exhibition from 21.10.2022 to 16.07.2023.

Everyone is cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition on 20.10.2022.
Click here to register for the opening of the exhibition

Final sprint for the opening of the special exhibition “Understanding Climate”

The time has come! Our special exhibition “Understanding Climate – Lessons from the Past” will open at the Senckenberg Naturmuseum in Frankfurt on 20.10.2022.
Behind the scenes, we are busy with the preparations. Among other things, we have shot researcher videos, sawed a giant clam and much, much more.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming many visitors to the exhibition from 21.10.2022 to 16.07.2023.

 

Lecture Invitation for Goldschmidt Conference

Congratulations to Amelia Davies!
Amelia has been invited to give a talk at the upcoming Goldschmidt Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii from 10-15 July 2022!
The Goldschmidt Conference is a major meeting in geochemistry.

The Storytellers of the Oceans

What can we learn about climate change from tiny organisms in the oceans? Quite a lot!
For those who want to learn more about climate research and become fascinated by microscopic organisms, this beautifully written article by Rosie Sheward is highly recommended:
Microscopic phytoplankton are storytellers of our oceans under climate change“.
(Methods Blog – Official Blog of Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4th November 2021)!

Questions & Answers from the ProLOEWE Science Rally

In summer 2021, we participated in the ProLOEWE science rally with our VeWA project.
The summer holiday puzzle is over and the winners have been drawn, but anyone who is interested is still welcome to solve the VeWA puzzle from the film here. The solution film can be found below (The films are only available in German!).
Enjoy!