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 40 researchers from 9 countries across Europe and Israel.

University of Leeds

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 Piers Forster, Amanda Maycock, Christine McKenna, Lawrence Jackson, Debbie Rosen, Jess Clarke

  • 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

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 Christoph Schär and Reto Knutti with Post Docs

ETH have a strong scientific input to

  • WP2 Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity
  • WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis
  • WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

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, french national weather service.

The CONSTRAIN CNRM team is Roland Séférian, David Coppin and Thibaut Dauhut, Fleur Couvreux, Aurelien Ribes, Romain Roehrig, Dominique Bouniol, Marc Mallet, Pierre Nabat, Anna Vermunt

  • 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
  • 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 Gunnar Myhre, Bjørn H. Samset, Kari Alterskjær, Øivind Hodnebrog, Birthe Steensen and Camilla Stjern

  • Lead WP1 Effective radiative forcing and rapid adjustments
  • Scientific input to WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis and 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 Pier Siebesma, Geiske de Groot

Scientific input to WP2, Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity

UK Met Office

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

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

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 Johannes Quaas and Karoline Block

Co-lead WP1 Effective radiative forcing and rapid adjustments

Scientific input to WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis

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 is the largest pure research agency in Europe.

The CONSTRAIN CNRS team is Sandrine Bony, Olivier Boucher and Remy Bonnet.

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
  • WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

IIASA – International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis located near Vienna in Austria. Specialising 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 Thomas Gasser who co supervises with CNRS

Scientific input to

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

 

Climate Analytics

Climate Analytics is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany with offices in New York, USA, Lomé, Togo and Perth, Australia which brings together cutting edge science and policy analysis to bear on human-induced climate change.

Climate Analytics lead on CONSTRAIN stakeholder engagement

The CONSTRAIN CA team is Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Alexander Nauels,
Holly Simpkin

Co-Lead on WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

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 Rodrigo Caballero, Thorsten Mauritsen, Joaquin Blanco, Angshuman Modak

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 Yohai Kaspi

Scientific input to WP2 Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a public research university in London which unified institutions such as the Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Royal Colleges. The college focuses exclusively on science, technology, medicine and business.

The Imperial CONSTRAIN team is Joeri Rogelj and Robin Lamboll.

Co-lead WP5 Translation to policy and dissemination

Scientific input to WP4 Cross-cutting physical science synthesis