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
 13
Switzerland average
 38
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Nicolas Gruber
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 35
Switzerland average
 74
Global average
 120
% Female staff
2019
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
30% 
Switzerland average
38% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
25% 
Switzerland average
28% 
Global average
34% 

Social

Facebook
Likes (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 67,445
Switzerland average
 15,109
Global average
 24,405
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 40,100
Switzerland average
 17,980
Global average
 15,113
YouTube
Subscribers (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 17,000
Switzerland average
 3,832
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
Switzerland average
Global average
Instagram
Followers (2019)
Center for Climate Systems Modeling
 42,200
Switzerland average
 9,398
Global average
 8,194

Data notes

Last updated: 12/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
Have we got something wrong? Contact us to update this record. There is more information in the database, you can download it here.