Funding of millions for SFBs with Bremen participation

The University of Bremen is successfully involved in two special research areas (SFB) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is about marine science and physical issues.
Collaborative Research Centers (SFB) are among the most popular funding programs for researchers at German universities. These are long-term projects that have to be examined every four years in order to be extended by the DFG. That is why the University of Bremen is very pleased that two of these CRCs will be able to conduct research over the next four years. A transregional marine science special research area of the Universities of Bremen and Hamburg was extended; a new SFB at the University of Hanover integrates the recognized Bremen know-how in the field of space technology.

Twelve million euros for marine science SFB
A second funding phase has now been approved by the DFG for a SFB of the Universities of Hamburg and Bremen and other partners: The Transregio Collaborative Research Center (TRR) 181 “Energy transfer in the atmosphere and the ocean” will receive around 12 million euros until June 2024. It includes the locations Hamburg, Bremen and Rostock and is coordinated at the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) of the University of Hamburg. Further partners are the Jacobs University Bremen, the Technical University Harburg, the Goethe University Frankfurt, the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, the Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rostock, the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde at the University of Rostock,

University of Bremen leads ten sub-projects
The University of Bremen is involved in this SFB / TRR with nine project leaders from the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, the Institute for Environmental Physics and the Department of Mathematics. You are leading a total of ten sub-projects. “We were all very happy about the further four-year funding phase”, says the oceanographer and co-spokeswoman for the Transregio, Professor Monika Rhein from the University of Bremen. “With this SFB we are expanding the climate and marine research at the University of Bremen by a further, important field of research that ranges from methods for evaluating and developing climate models to technologically advanced oceanic measurement methods.”

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