On a yearly mild June evening, dozens of scientific institutions in Berlin and Potsdam open their doors for the public. With interactive events, they fascinate the people for their work and current research results. Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research is going to take part again. Program information is coming soon.
This year's ECCA will approach Integrating climate adaptation action in science, policy, practice and business. Therefore, the scientific projects BASE (Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe), RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for cities) and ToPDad (Tool-supported policy development for regional adaptation) are going to be involved. The session 'Cities and climate change impacts' is organized by PIK-scientist Diego Rybski.
In context of Girls' Day 2015, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research opens its doors for the next generation. Pupils from the age of twelve will have the chance to be fascinated for natural sciences by leading female scientists of our institute. There will be the possibility to explore Telegraphenberg, try research tools for the study of weather and climate, and ask the scientists questions about their work and profession. A registration on the website of the organizer is required, see below.
Like in the last years, the Physics of Socio-Economic Systems Division of German Physical Society organizes a Spring Meeting concerning the mathematical and computer simulation of social and economic systems. Among others, there will be a Symposium about Physics of Sustainability and human-nature-interactions, arranged by PIK-scientists Reik Donner and Diego Rybski.
Discussion round. What can the worldwide civil society contribute to the solution of the global challenge of climate protection? How can politics support these efforts? PIK's Head of Executive Staff Daniel Klingenfeld debates with other renowned experts about this topic in a discussion round at Leuphana University Lueneburg.
Lecture with following discussion round. Ten years ago, Kyoto Protocol was adopted. On this occasion, Jochem Marotzke (Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology) and Jan Minx (Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research) discuss about results, scopes ans perspectives of climate policy.
Discussion Round. 'Uncorking East Antarctica yields unstoppable sea-level rise' - 'Antarctica could raise sea level faster than previously thought'. In the context of 'Arctic helix' exhibition, the climate experts Andreas Groh (German Research Center for GeoSciences), Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten (Alfred Wegener Institute) and Stefan Rahmstorf (Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research) discuss about the stage of affairs in climate research. What do we know? What is uncertain? How can we act? Arranged by RBB Inforadio and pro Wissen Potsdam e.V.
Public Lecture. PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer reports on the state of affairs in climate change research and adaptation and climate protection strategies in a global context. Public lecture at Urania Berlin as part of the 'Leibniz Lessons' lecture series.
This workshop brings together theoretical physicists and complex systems scientists with distinguished researchers working on health, energy, and climate change to study the interactions between these systems and present important applied research opportunities for young physicists.
Public Lecture. PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer comments on the role of science and the responsibility of politics in the context of climate change. How could these sectors work together in the face of the global challenge of climate protection? Public lecture with following discussion round at HWR Berlin.
By 2050, two-thirds of all humans will be living in cities. What will the impact be for health care? How can we ensure today that diseases won’t develop into epidemics in megacities in the future? The 6th World Health Summit, held from October 19 – 22 in Berlin, will raise questions like these.
Dr. Ricarda Winkelmann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), is one of the climate experts giving a presentation at the Science Notes event in September in Hamburg.
Die Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation (Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, SPSG) Berlin-Brandenburg invites to the international congress „Historic Gardens and Climate Change – Recommendations for Preservation“
Climate scientists together with musicians organise a concert in an unusual place, the Great Refractor at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research opens its doors for the next generation as part of the Girls' Day 2014. This time pupils at the age of 12 and older will explore the Potsdamer Telegraphenberg, can try research tools for the study of weather and climate in the "Wetterküche", and can ask scientists questions about their work and profession. Please notice that this event will be in German! A registration on the website of the organizer is required.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will give a lecture at the 29th Niederbayern regional competition of "Young Scientist 2014". The aim of these Germany-wide competitions is to inspire young people in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology to find and promote future talents. Please notice that this event will be in German!
In this workshop we will gather a carefully selected group of international experts for creatively exploring innovative approaches to Earth system modeling. The aim is to stimulate collaboration on research questions and model development related to the role of human societies in the Earth system and global societal-environmental co-evolutionary dynamics. Participants are, inter alia, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Tim Lenton and Johan Rockström.
Stefan Rahmstorf and Jacob Schewe of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research participate in the 4th Annual meeting of the Climate Service Center on the topic of "Society in a changing Climate: What adjustment is needed and is possible for the future?". On the second day of the event Jacob Schewe will give a lecture on "Consequences of Climate in the World: A risk analysis". Registration for the event via the website of the organizer is necessary. For the respective event dates please check the program listed on the website. Please notice that this event will be in German!
Ottmar Edenhofer of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will participate in a panel discussion on "Climate change as a challenge of international politics" at the 50th Munich Security Conference. For more information, please refer to the organizer's website!
Design or non-design? That is the question ... Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will address in his lecture "The Great Transformation" at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee how a collective thinking towards sustainability can be developed in the future. To this end, he will present the latest results of climate research combined with the political and ethical challenges of human-induced climate change and will demonstrate innovative concepts, which designers and creative people could actively contribute to the preservation of the natural foundations of life and thus become "change agents". Please notice that this event will be in German!