Annual Meeting of
The Earth and Solar System Research Partnership
13th - 14th June 2023, Göttingen
During the last century, climate, air quality, biodiversity, and water availability changed markedly. To find solutions to the problems these changes create, the Earth and Solar System Research Partnership (ESRP) studies the complex interactions and feedbacks of land, ocean, atmosphere, biosphere, and humans in the field, in the laboratory, and through models.
The goal is to understand how the solar system functions with the complex Earth system and the consequences of human actions on the Earth system. To this end, the ESRP develops and uses joint research infrastructures for Earth system research: the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), the HALO research aircraft for airborne in-situ measurements, and the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) stations for ground-based long-term observations.
In October 2003, the MPI for Chemistry in Mainz, the MPI for Meteorology in Hamburg and the MPI for Biogeochemistry in Jena established the partnership "Earth System Research". In 2018, the MPI for Solar System Research joined and the name was expanded to "Earth and Solar System Research".
Associated partners are the MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, for Marine Microbiology in Bremen and for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen as well as the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam.