CONSTRAIN is an €8 million, 4-year programme of research and stakeholder engagement, funded by Horizon 2020.  Led by the University of Leeds, the CONSTRAIN consortium involves 14 partners and around 50 researchers from 9 countries across Europe and Israel.

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research

Leeds is the scientific coordinator for CONSTRAIN and has input into most work packages.

The Leeds CONSTRAIN team is led by Piers Forster (Principal Investigator) and Amanda Maycock.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Lead WP6 Project management and coordination
  • Co-lead WP3 Ocean atmosphere coupling and climate projections
  • Co-lead WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis
  • Scientific input to WP1 Effective radiative forcing and rapid adjustments; and WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

National Centre for Scientific Research – Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace (CNRS-IPSL)

CNRS IPSL (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – Institut Pierre Simon Laplace) is the French state research organisation and the largest pure research agency in Europe.

The CONSTRAIN CNRS team is led by Sandrine Bony and Olivier Boucher.

Duties include:

  • Lead WP2 Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity
  • Co-lead WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis
  • Scientific input to WP1 Effective radiative forcing and rapid adjustments; WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis; and WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

CICERO Centre for International Climate Research

The CICERO Center for International Climate Research is an interdisciplinary research centre for climate research and environmental science/environmental studies in Oslo.

The CONSTRAIN CICERO team is led by Gunnar Myhre and Bjørn H. Samset.

Duties include:

  • Lead WP1 Effective radiative forcing and rapid adjustments
  • Scientific input to WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis; and WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

Climate Analytics

Climate Analytics is an international non-profit organisation headquartered in Berlin, Germany which brings together cutting edge science and policy analysis to bear on human-induced climate change.

The CONSTRAIN Climate Analytics team is led by Carl-Friedrich Schleussner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead on CONSTRAIN stakeholder engagement
  • Co-Lead on WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology, also known as TU Delft, is the oldest and largest Dutch public technical university.

The CONSTRAIN Tu Delft team is led by Pier Siebesma.

TU Delft has a strong scientific input to WP2 Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity.

ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is known for its cutting-edge research and innovation, focusing  primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The ETH CONSTRAIN team is led by Christoph Schär and Reto Knutti.

ETH provide scientific input to:

  • WP2 Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity
  • WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis
  • WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

IIASA (the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), located near Vienna in Austria, specialises in policy-oriented research into issues too large or complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline, such as climate change.

The CONSTRAIN IIASA team is led by Thomas Gasser.

IIASA provides scientific input to:

  • WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis
  • WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

 

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a public research university in London. The college focuses exclusively on science, technology, medicine and business.

The Imperial CONSTRAIN team is led by Joeri Rogelj.

Responsibilities include:

  • Co-lead WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination
  • Scientific input to WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis

 

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

MPI– The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology is an internationally renowned institute for climate research. Its mission is to understand changes in the climate brought on by global warming.

The CONSTRAIN MPI team is Jochem Marotzke, Bjorn Stevens and Dirk Olonscheck

  • Co-lead WP2 Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity
  • Scientific input to WP3 Ocean atmosphere coupling and climate projections and WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis

Météo-France National Centre for Meteorological Research (CNRM)

Météo-France, the National Center for Meteorological Research (CNRM) provides the bulk of research activities, and coordinates all the actions of research and development conducted within Météo-France, as well as the French national weather service.

The CONSTRAIN CNRM team is led by Roland Séférian.

Roles and responsibilties include:

  • Co-lead WP3 Ocean atmosphere coupling and climate projections
  • Scientific input to WP1 Effective radiative forcing and rapid adjustments; WP2 Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity; WP3 Ocean atmosphere coupling and climate projections; WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis; and WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

UK Met Office

The Meteorological Office, usually abbreviated as the Met Office, is the United Kingdom’s national weather service.

The CONSTRAIN Met Office team is led by Cath Senior, Jim Haywood, Mark Ringer, Tim Andrews, Doug Smith, and Colin Jones.

The Met Office provides scientific input to:

  • WP1 Effective radiative forcing and rapid adjustments
  • WP2 Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity
  • WP3 Ocean atmosphere coupling and climate projections
  • WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis

Universität Leipzig

Universität Leipzig is one of the world’s oldest universities, founded in 1409, engaging in teaching and research for over 600 years.

The CONSTRAIN Leipzig team is led by Johannes Quaas.

Responsibilities include:

  • Co-lead WP1 Effective radiative forcing and rapid adjustments
  • Scientific input to WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis

Stockholm University

Stockholm University is a public research university in Stockholm, Sweden, founded as a college in 1878.   One of the largest universities in Scandinavia, it boasts a large natural sciences department.

The CONSTRAIN Stockholm team is led by Rodrigo Caballero and Thorsten Mauritsen.

Stockholm provides scientific input to:

  • WP2 Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity
  • WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis

Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions in the natural and exact sciences, founded in Rehovot, Israel, in 1934.

The CONSTRAIN Weizmann team is led by Yohai Kaspi.

Weizmann provide:

  • Scientific input to WP2 Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity