Up to now, models have been used in climate change research primarily to scale data and to narrow down options for future action, rarely to publish, popularise and/or make scientific findings comprehensible to an interested audience. However, illustration leads to a high degree of immediacy of knowledge.

Since the beginning of 2020, international cooperation in climate research has been practically limited to virtual space. However, virtual space not only opens up new exchange formats, but also new technical possibilities to enable scientific exchange despite isolation. The use of field research assistants with similar documentation options (field work kits) enable the reproduction of field data through technical innovations (360° cameras, drones, landscape scanners) even without excessive CO2 harmful travel within international networks.