The Earth and Solar System Research Partnership

The Earth and Solar System Research Partnership (ESRP) pools research excellence across disciplines to understand how the Earth functions as a complex system and to improve the predictability of the effects of human actions. It encompasses the four Max Planck Institutes, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. Over the last century, marked changes in climate, air quality, biodiversity, and water availability occurred. More and potentially more rapid changes are predicted. To find solutions to the challenges these changes pose, the ESRP studies the complex interactions and feedbacks of land, ocean, atmosphere, biosphere and humans in the field, the lab and through models.

KlimaCampus Hamburg

The Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) cooperates with other climate-research institutes in the Hamburg metropolitan region as a founding member of KlimaCampus Hamburg. Joint KlimaCampus Hamburg activities include the hosting of a joint Colloquium series, sponsorship of joint outreach, public relations and educational events as well as cooperation in teaching research.  Cooperation within the KlimaCampus Hamburg is particularly strong with the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) and institutes within the University of Hamburg's Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN).  Through this cooperation MPI-M researchers pursue joint research projects, maintain joint research infrastructure, offer a rich palette of advanced courses and supervise research projects for masters and PhD students.  PhD student supervision takes place in the context of a joint MPI-M/CEN doctoral programme, the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM).