More than 14.000 Earth scientists meet in Vienna

06/04/2018 - The European Geophysical Union’s (EGU) general assembly in Vienna is one of the world's greatest scientific events – from 8 to 13 April, it attracts more than 14.000 scientists. Numerous experts from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) give talks and participate in debates. A distinguished role is attributed to Stefan Rahmstorf, co-chair of PIK’s Earth System Analysis department, research domain 1. He has been asked to hold the first-ever EGU public lecture at the Vienna Museum for Natural History: “After Paris: Can we still control the climate crisis?”
More than 14.000 Earth scientists meet in Vienna

The Assembly’s sessions, typically over 500, cover a wide range of topics from climate, energy and resources, the Earth’s internal structure, atmosphere and volcanology, to space and planetary sciences. Participants include Jürgen Kurths, co-chair of PIK’s research domain 4 'Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods'; he will convene a session on new model and data-based approaches to study climate behaviour. Anders Levermann, co-chair of research domain 3 'Sustainable Solutions', will talk about ice sheets and critical feedbacks. Christoph Müller and colleagues from research domain 2 'Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities' will hold a session on agricultural management in ecosystem models for biogeochemical and agricultural assessments – and these are but a few examples of the many contributions from Potsdam scientists.

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