Climate basis Research groups

Responsible scientific support for policymaking and co-generation of far-reaching scientific knowledge require a clear understanding of the physical basis of climate change. Therefore, one of the objectives of BC3 is to cultivate a solid knowledge of the fundamental physical processes that drive climate change, with a primary focus on the most sensitive environments, like the cryosphere. In a similar vein, BC3 plans to build the IzotzaLab: the Centre’s Low-Temperature Science Laboratory for microscopy of frozen samples (e.g. ice, permafrost, microorganisms). The IzotzaLab aims to attract leading experts in low-temperature sciences, including glaciology, polar microbiology, materials science, Earth and planetary sciences, and so on, therefore enhancing the interaction of BC3 with top-rank climate scientists and related laboratories. On the theoretical side, this objective focuses on the development of methodological innovations in complex dynamical systems modelling and statistical analysis. (Lead: S.H. Faria).

Science field

Physical Sciences

BC3 - Basque Center for Climate Change
RIS3 Priorities
Main researcher
Sérgio H. Faria
Sede Building 1, 1st floor Scientific Campus of the University of the Basque Country 48940 Leioa
How to arrive
Main research lines
  • Analysis and interpretation of climate records
  • Dynamics of the cryosphere