The first staff seminar of the Bavarian Climate Research Network took place from February 10th to 11th 2020 at the Evangelische Akademie in Tutzing. Due to storm Sabine the event was delayed – nevertheless most of the members of the network arrived at noon. From Monday afternoon, junior projects and a large part of the network’s subprojects introduced themselves. In the evening, there was lively exchange in the castle room and new ideas were forged. On Tuesday, the last subprojects were presented and various enriching workshops were held on topics such as science communication, biodiversity models and species distribution models. Many thanks to the bayklif team for the successful staff seminar!