CASISAC Sub-projects and interactions

The project is structured among four national partners, with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel providing the large-scale ocean and climate modelling to research the variability of the Agulhas Current system in the past and future (SP1). Using boundary conditions from the global models, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht GmbH (HZG) performs a regional climate model for the climate evolution in southern Africa (SP2). The Research Institute for Water and Environment at the University of Siegen (fwu) provides the joint analysis of sea level, wind waves, rainfall and runoff (SP3). These are used by Kiel University to perform coastal flood impact assessments using hydrodynamic models for the entire South African coastline as well as for dedicated hotspots (SP4). South African partners include research bodies in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Pretoria.