Annual Meeting of the Partnership Earth System ResearchThe annual meeting of the Earth System Research Partnership, composed of Max Planck institutes and associated institutes, took place from 6 to 8 June 2018. This year's host and joint organizer of the meeting with the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) was the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen, Germany. Within the Max Planck Society, the MPS has been assigned to the research field of ESRP institutes since 2014 and is now a permanent member of the partnership specially renamed "Earth and Solar systems Research Partnership" (ESRP).
65 scientists from six Max Planck Institutes and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS Potsdam) took part in the scientific exchange that lasted two and a half days. With a total of 19 lectures, about 20 posters and four working groups, the scientists exchanged information about the latest research results, current focus areas and new projects of their institutions.
The main topics included the influence of solar variability on the Earth system and the jointly used and partly also jointly operated research infrastructures, such as the research aircraft HALO and the observatory towers ATTO and ZOTTO. Consideration was also given to best practice models for new and efficient communication channels with regard to the use and exchange of data. A tour of the MPS topped off the program. The next ESRP meeting will take place in Mainz, Germany, in June 2019.
Dr. Eberhard Fritz
MPI for Biogeochemistry
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