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BMBF programs 

CAME: WTZ Central Asia – Monsoon Dynamics & Geo-Ecosystems

CAME II: Crossing Climatic Tipping Points - Consequences for Central Asia

Aims of the programs

The BMBF research program “CAME: Central Asia – Monsoon dynamics and geo-ecosystems“ that was funded between 2011 and 2014 as well as the following-up program „CAME II: Crossing climatic tipping points – consequences for Central Asia“, funded since 2016, address recent problems in the areas of climate change, geodynamics, geo-resources (including water) and geohazard potential. The investigations on the interdisciplinary projects are carried out in international cooperation.

The funded joint projects play a major role in the overall field of geo- and biosciences research in Central Asia. They bring together the active German expertise in this area and focus on research and development issues of global importance, i.e., monsoon dynamics and climate change. Generally, the investigations of the research programs are pursuing an integrated system approach. The joint projects are initiated as the German contribution to the large international "Third Pole Environment" program (TPE), which was raised by Chinese initiative and provides an active platform for joint research of scientists of numerous nations.

In accordance, the BMBF programs both complements and integrates current international and national geoscience research projects in this region. Another objective is to ensure a secure medium term scientific commitment of German experts in this geo-scientifically and geo-politically important region.

CAME (2011-2014)
CAME (2011-2014)

CAME II (2016-2019)

CAME II (2016 - 2019)