Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
PIK, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, founded in 1992, is a government-funded research institute addressing crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. It is a member of the Leibniz Association, whose institutions perform research on subjects of high relevance to society. PIK currently has around 250 employees.
At PIK researchers in the natural and social sciences work together to study global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems and to devise general strategies for a sustainable development of humankind and nature. Through data analysis, computer simulations and models, PIK provides decision makers with sound information about climate change and novel concepts for sustainable development. In addition to publishing results in scientific journals, the institute advises regional, national and global organisations and authorities.