Think tank

Center for Climate Systems Modeling

C2SM

Zurich, Switzerland

The Center for Climate Systems Modeling is a research center based at ETH Zurich. It is a joint initiative between ETH Zurich, MeteoSwiss, Empa, and Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon (ART), with the main objective to improve the understanding of the Earth’s climate system, and the capability of mankind to predict weather and climate. The Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) has been established to address the scientifically challenging and socially relevant issue of climate change. Its goal is to foster and coordinate the development and application of climate models operating at various scales to improve the capability to understand and predict the Earth’s climate, including its weather systems, chemical composition and hydrological cycle. The main objectives of the Center are to develop the tools and methods necessary to bridge the gap between the different spatio-temporal scales and between the different (atmospheric, hydrological, oceanographic and terrestrial) components of the climate system. In turn, this will increase the understanding and sharpen the predictive capability of climate variations and change on time scales from days to millennia.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.c2sm.ethz.ch/

Address:
Universitätstr. 16 CHN M15.2 8092 Zurich

Country:
Switzerland

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Switzerland, Global
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
2008
Age (years)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 14
Switzerland average
 37
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Prof. Dr. Reto Knutti
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Christina Schnadt Poberaj
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2019): Nicolas Gruber
Leader gender: Male
% Female staff
2021
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 20%
Switzerland average
 45%
Global average
 48%
2019
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 30%
% Female researchers
2019
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 25%
Switzerland average
 29%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Financials
2019
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 $625,355
Switzerland average
 $8,512,207
Global average
 $51,587,354

Social

Likes (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 67,445
Switzerland average
 14,313
Global average
 24,120
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 687
Switzerland average
 8,266
Global average
 19,218
Followers (2021)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 506
Followers (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 40,100
Subscribers (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 17,000
Switzerland average
 3,599
Global average
 5,981
Subscribers (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
Switzerland average
Global average
Instagram
Followers (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 42,200
Switzerland average
 10,088
Global average
 8,388
Followers (2022)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 366
Switzerland average
 7,017
Global average
 16,346

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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