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Public Relations

Here you can find general information in non-scientific language published by and about our institute and our staff:

  • Under News you will find scientific and general news of the institute.
  • Our Press Releases are mainly directed at journalists and the media announcing new results of our research, important publications, or special activities.
  • The Press Coverage section lists media reports (e.g. from newspapers, radio and TV) mentioning our institute or staff.
  • Under Events you will find public activities that are interesting for a broader audience and not purely scientific, e.g. for students and teachers.
  • Our Infothek offers general and easy-to-understand information on our research, the climate, and the Earth system. The download material may be freely used for private purposes or teaching but is not allowed for commercial use.
  • In the Mediathek you will find film clips and videos to climate research, TV and radio broadcasts as well as interviews.
  • Under Education we offer teaching material and inform about the options to explore our institute.

General, easy-to-understand information on research projects performed in our institute can be found in our detailed brochure (pdf; 7 MB) and in the annual reports within the Max Planck Society's yearbook.

For purely scientific information please visit our scientific pages under Research, Publications and Departments & Research Groups.

Questions? Please contact us:

Dr. Eberhard Fritz

Research Coordinator, Head Public Relations

phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6800
fax: +49 (0)3641 57 - 7860
email: efritz[at]

Susanne Héjja

Press and Public Relations

phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6801
fax: +49 (0)3641 57 - 7860
email: shejja[at]

Dr. Andrew Durso

Text and technical editor

(temporary position)
phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6358
email: adurso[at]

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