Think tank

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

PIK

Potsdam, Germany

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) was founded in 1992 and now has a staff of about 300 people. At PIK researchers in the natural and social sciences work together to study global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. They examine the Earth system's capacity for withstanding human interventions and devise strategies for a sustainable development of humankind and nature. PIK research projects are interdisciplinary and undertaken by scientists from the following Research Domains: Earth System Analysis, Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities, Sustainable Solutions and Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods. Through data analysis, computer simulations and models, PIK provides decision makers with sound information and tools for sustainable development. In addition to publishing results in scientific journals the Institute gives advice to national and regional authorities and, increasingly, to global organisations such as the World Bank. Understanding the Earth system is a huge task that no institution or country can tackle alone. PIK is part of a global network on questions of global environmental change. It closely collaborates with various international partners.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.pik-potsdam.de/

Address:
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V. Postfach 60 12 03 Telegrafenberg A 31 14412 Potsdam

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1992
Age (years)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 29
Germany average
 37
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 315
Germany average
 76
Global average
 120
2018
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 315
2017
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 296
% Female staff
2017
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
43% 
Germany average
36% 
Global average
49% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 459
Germany average
 147
Global average
 6,666
2016
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 364
2015
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 373
Financials
2018
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 $26,097,435
Germany average
 $62,288,631
Global average
 $60,523,670
2017
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 $23,539,118
2016
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 $24,655,755

Social

Likes (2019)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 1,470
Germany average
 17,483
Global average
 24,405
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 13,924
Germany average
 7,866
Global average
 15,113
Subscribers (2019)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 1,100
Germany average
 3,620
Global average
 5,924
Followers (2019)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 2,994
Germany average
 2,640
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 16/01/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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