A new climate database is under construction at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg: The Greater Baltic Area Paleoclimate Database. Hans Linderholm, professor of physical geography and his team will together create a database to share their data sets with other researchers. It is hoped that other researchers will also contribute their data, and so the project can build a comprehensive, high-quality database with data from paleoclimate ressearch throughout northwestern Europe. Knowledge about past climate conditions has the potential to provide a deeper understanding of today's climate, both in terms of natural climate variability and human impact on climate.
The project is funded by Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council, VR