- Climate Engineering in Science, Society and Politics
- Air Quality Modelling for Policy Advice
- A Mindset for the Anthropocene (AMA)
- Global Change and Arctic Sustainable Transformations (GloCAST)
- Climate Action in National and International Processes (ClimAct)
- Potsdam Summer School
- A Sustainable Atmosphere for the Kathmandu Valley (SusKat)
- Climate Change and Air Pollution: Research Needs and Pathways to Policy Implementation (ClimPol)
- Environmental Guidelines for German Arctic Policy: ecologically sustainable activities with high environmental standards in the Arctic
- CO2Min - Mineral Sequestration of CO2
- Interactions of Climate Extremes, Air Pollution and Agro-ecosystems
- Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate (Blue Action)
- Three-Dimensional Observation of Atmospheric Processes in Cities
- Contextualizing Climate Engineering and Mitigation: Illusion, Complement, or Substitute?
- An Assessment of the Impact of Black Carbon on Air Quality and Climate in the Kathmandu Valley and Surrounding Area - A Model Study (BERLiKUM)
- Implementing the Paris Agreement - Overcoming Barriers and Identifying Drivers for Effective Climate Governance
- Knowledge, Learning and Societal Change Alliance (KLASICA)
- Ocean Governance
- Narratives and Images of Sustainability
- Co-Creation and Contemporary Policy Advice
- Systemic Risks
- Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas (STRONG High Seas)
- Kopernikus Project Energy Transition Navigation System (Enavi)
- CO2 Plus - Broadening the Raw Material Base through the Utilisation of CO2
Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence is scientific director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, focusing on a range of sustainable development topics at the science-policy and science-society interface, including mitigating the impacts of short-lived, climate-forcing pollutants (SLCPs), and on the potential impacts, uncertainties and risks of “climate engineering”.
Prof. Dr. Lawrence received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 2000 until 2011 he was a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz. He served as interim professor for meteorology at the University of Mainz during 2009-2010, and moved to the IASS in 2011. In 2014 he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Potsdam.
Prof. Dr. Lawrence is author or co-author of over 130 peer-reviewed publications. He has led various international projects, has served as editor for two journals (Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Atmospheric Environment), and is on several international committees, including being co-chair of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry program (IGAC).