iClimate is anchored in the Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University. To ensure cooperation and interaction between science teams and technology platforms within different science areas to succeed, continuous interdisciplinary coordination and facilitation is required. This will be secured by dedicated Centre leadership by Head of Centre, Peter L. Langen, Department of Environmental Science, assisted by administrative support and a steering committee representing the four pillars and the Service Centre.
The Centre is organized in four pillars with close interactions: One for climate drivers and process understanding at the global scale, one for the Arctic climate, one for agriculture & climate, and one with focus on climate, society & health. The four pillars carry out research in Climate change impacts, adaptation, regulation and provide advisory, and services to the public, civil society and private end-users. Further, the centre includes a Climate Service Centre (iCSC).
iCSC focus on understanding of how societies can adapt and develop resiliency to climate change, and how they can be transformed in order to mitigate further change. iCSC provide climate services to private companies and public bodies. It integrates natural, social, and technical sciences in order to create social and technical innovations and make these available to policy makers, private businesses and civil society. The work focus on mitigation of climate change in terms of CO2 emission analysis and carbon budgeting for public and private organizations. Moreover iCSC, works with systemic risk assessment of climate change and adaptation needs.