Max Planck Institute for Meteorology


The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie; MPI-M) is an internationally renowned institute for climate research. Its mission is to understand Earth's changing climate. Founded in 1975, it is affiliated with the Max Planck Society and the University of Hamburg, and is based in Hamburg's district of Eimsbüttel. Its founding director was the Nobel laureate Klaus Hasselmann. The current managing director is Bjorn Stevens.

Max Planck Institute for
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Formation1975 (1975)
Typeclimate research centre
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Coordinates53°33′02″N 9°59′36″E / 53.5506°N 9.9933°E / 53.5506; 9.9933Coordinates: 53°33′02″N 9°59′36″E / 53.5506°N 9.9933°E / 53.5506; 9.9933
Bjorn Stevens[1]
Parent organization
Max Planck Society
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The MPI-M comprises two departments and hosts independent research groups.Edit


  • Atmosphere in the Earth System
  • Ocean in the Earth System

Independent research groups:

  • CLICCS joint working group
  • Minerva Fast Track Research Group
  • Climate Vegetation Dynamics
  • Environmental Modeling

International Max Planck Research SchoolEdit

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and the University of Hamburg jointly run the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) to promote high-quality doctoral research into the Earth's climate system. The school conducts research in four primary research areas: atmosphere, land, ocean, and the human dimension.[2]


  1. ^ "Contact".
  2. ^ "IMPRS-ESM". Retrieved 2019-07-03.

External linksEdit

  • Home page
  • Research School