Creating a Sustainable Energy Transition: IASS to Lead Kopernikus Research Project

(c) IASS/Norbert Michalke
The IASS has won the tender for one of four Kopernikus research projects in the ...Read more

Imagining Climate Engineering Governance: Are Foresight and Scenarios Useful Tools?

Debate has grown in recent years around the controversial idea of solar radiation ...Read more

Patrizia Nanz Joins IASS as Scientific Director – New Leadership Team Takes the Helm

Patrizia Nanz (right) received her certificate of appointment from the Brandenburg Minister of Science Martina Münch. ©MWFK
With its focus on knowledge- and research-based transformations towards a sustainable ...Read more

Climate Change Could Lead to More High-Ozone Events in Central Europe

Berlin and other Central European cities may experience more high-ozone events in the future. © istock/Kerstin Waurick
In large parts of Central Europe, extreme ozone events frequently concur ...Read more

Dealing with Climate Change Impacts: Call for Applications for Potsdam Summer School

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). © NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY 2.0
Avoiding the unmanageable, managing the unavoidable – even with ambitious climate ...Read more

How is Germany Contributing to a Global Energy Transition? New IASS Study Highlights Worldwide Growth in Renewable Energies

Wind and solar energy are gaining ground worldwide. © istock/vencavolrab
The German energy transition has an international signal effect and the transformation ...Read more

“Science Thrives in Open-minded Environments”: An Open Letter from the Directors of Research Institutes in Potsdam

Potsdam town hall (c) istock/typo-graphics
There is no place in Potsdam for hostility towards foreigners and those seeking refuge, argue ...Read more

Smart Energy Systems and the Decarbonisation of the Energy Sector – Workshop Explores Pressing Questions

Smart energy grids -the hidden back bone of the livable city.  © Anders Dyrelund, Rambøll Energy
What are ‘smart energy systems’ and how could they help to make the energy sector ...Read more

Air Quality and Climate Change: Nepalese Academy and IASS Sign Agreement for Scientific Cooperation

At the signing ceremony. (c) Tika Dhakal
The Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and the IASS are seeking to strengthen ...Read more