The Earth and Solar system Research Partnership

The Earth and Solar system Research Partnership (ESRP) pools research excellence across disciplines to understand how the Earth functions as a complex system and to improve the predictability of the effects of human actions. It encompasses the Max-Planck-Institutes for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Chemistry in Mainz, Meteorology in Hamburg, Solar System Research in Göttingen and Geoanthropology in Jena.


HALO, the High ALtitude – long-range research aircraft opens new horizons for the German atmospheric research community.
"ATTO" stands for Amazonian Tall Tower Observatory. The 325 meter high tower aims at delivering groundbreaking findings which will be the basis for improved climate models.
A scientific platform in the centre of Siberia for observing and understanding biogeochemical changes in northern Eurasia
Job opportunities

Opportunities in Earth and Solar System Research for independent early-career scientists.

The Max Planck Society’s Earth and Solar system Research Partnership (ESRP), comprising the Max Planck Institutes (MPIs) for Biogeochemistry (Jena), Chemistry (Mainz), Meteorology (Hamburg), and Solar System Research (Göttingen), would be delighted to host independent research groups funded through the Max Planck Society, the European Research Council (ERC), the German Research Foundation (DFG), or any other organization. More here

Save the Date!

13-15 June 2023
ESRP meeting in Göttingen
Contact Person: "Speaker of the Earth and Solar system Research Partnership"

Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke
Phone:+49 40 41173-311
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Public Relations

Dr. Susanne Benner

Phone:+49 6131 305-3000

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Dörte de Graaf

Phone:+49 (0)40 41173-387

Susanne Héjja

Phone:+49 3641 57-6801
Fax:+49 3641 57-7801

Dr. Eberhard Fritz

Research Coordinator
Phone:+49 3641 57-6800

Dr. Birgit Krummheuer

Phone:+49 551 384979-462

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Andrew (AJ) Zeilstra

Phone:+49 3641 686-950

Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology

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