The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), founded in 1992, is a government-funded research institute addressing crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. PIK currently has around 300 employees and is a member of the Leibniz Association, whose institutions perform fundamental and applied research on subjects of high relevance to society.
Through data analysis, computer simulations, models, and stakeholder dialogues, PIK provides decision makers with sound information about climate change and novel concepts for sustainable development and the transition towards a low-carbon economy. In addition to publishing results in scientific journals, the Institute advises regional, national and global organisations and authorities. PIK plays an active and often leading role in activities such as the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA). As a member of the Global Climate Forum (GCF), the Institute is in direct and continuous exchange with decision makers from the economy, politics and civil society.
PIK’s role in INSPIRE-Grid: Leader of work package 5 (Process improvement) and contributing participant in WP 6 and WP 7; he is involved also in WP 4 in order to make effective the collaboration between WP4 and WP 5.
- Antonella Battaglini - WP5 Leader
- Andreas Beneking - WP5 member
- Andrzej Ceglarz - PhD Student
- Saskia Ellenbeck - WP5 Member