The DECIMALS Fund (Developing Country Impacts Modelling Analysis for SRM) is the world’s first international SRM modelling fund and the first aimed exclusively at scientists in developing countries. It was launched in April 2018 and has awarded more than $700,000 of grants to support teams of researchers as they model how SRM could affect their regions.
Eight teams were awarded DECIMALS research grants in 2018: in Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, and South Africa. The projects are exploring how SRM could affect, amongst other things, dust storms across the Middle East, droughts in Southern Africa, the spread of cholera in South Asia. The teams are working with data generated by large climate model runs such as the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) or the NCAR Geoengineering Large Ensemble (GLENS). The teams are paired with some of the world’s leading SRM modelling experts to increase international cooperation around SRM research and to build a global community of experts.