Klimaszenarien.AT is a strategic initiative for the long-term coordination of research activities in the Austrian climate research community, which aims at deriving a new set of climate scenarios for Austria from the results of different research projects. To coordinate this cross-institutional, unpaid cooperation, the so-called “ÖKS Steering Committee” was founded. This steering committee is led by GeoSphere Austria and CCCA and consists of representatives of the following members:
(in alphabetical order as of June 2022)
The ÖKS Steering Committee is open to other members of the Austrian climate research community. To join the Steering Committee, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has to be signed. The MoU expresses the intention of the partners cooperate towards the goal of developing and implementing the new 2026 climate scenarios as a “community effort”. A loose integration of planned and ongoing research projects into the strategic planning of the ÖKS Steering Committee is also possible. This requires coordination with the ÖKS Steering Committee in terms of content and timing.
To ensure both scientific quality and user orientation, the ÖKS Steering Committee is accompanied in the development of the new Austrian climate scenarios by two advisory bodies, the Scientific Advisory Board and the Stakeholder Advisory Board. More information about the boards and their members can be found here soon.