Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development.
Researchers from the natural and social sciences work together to generate interdisciplinary insights and to provide society with sound information for decision making.
The main methodologies are systems and scenarios analysis, modelling, computer simulation, and data integration.
Through data analysis, computer simulations and models, PIK provides decision makers with sound information and tools for sustainable development.
In addition to publishing results in scientific journals the Institute gives advice to national and regional authorities and, increasingly, to global organisations such as the World Bank.