Fourth International Conference on Earth System Modelling (4ICESM)

28 August – 1 September 2017 in Hamburg, Germany

Venue: Helmut Schmidt Auditorium, Bucerius Law School, Jungiusstr. 6, 20355 Hamburg


EU-project Blue-Action on Arctic climate changes and its impacts kicks-on in Berlin

Today, at times when both the global mean and Arctic surface temperatures are at record high, while the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic ocean reaches the lowest level ever measured for this time of the year (figure), an international partnership jointly coordinated by Dr Daniela Matei from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology... [Read more.]
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Climate Research Must Sharpen its View

The signing of the Paris agreement in 2015 has encouraged some to conclude that the major questions concerning climate change have at last been answered and that climate science has met its challenges. This, as is argued in a new Perspective article in Nature Climate Change, would be a wrong and short-sighted conclusion. In the article,... [Read more.]

Syukuro Manabe and James Hansen win BBVA Climate Change Award

This year´s BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes to Prof Syukuro Manabe and Prof James Hansen. The prize jury was chaired by Prof Bjorn Stevens, director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Manabe and Hansen are recognized for the development of their own computational climate models... [Read more.]

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is an internationally renowned institute for climate research. Its mission is to understand Earth's changing climate.

The MPI-M comprises three departments and, together with the Opens external link in current windowUniversity of Hamburg, an international PhD programme:

The Atmosphere in the Earth System

The Land in the Earth System
The Ocean in the Earth System
PhD Programme IMPRS-ESM

In addition the institute hosts independent research groups focused on the following topics: