Prof. Dr. Peter Brandt


Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

Physical Oceanography

    

Office:
Phone: +49-431 600 4105
Fax: +49-431 600 4102
E-Mail: pbrandt(at)geomar.de

Address:
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
West shore campus
Duesternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel
Germany

   

Personal Information

  • Date of birth: May 24, 1966
  • Place of birth: Merseburg
  • Nationality: German
  • Family status: Married

  

Research Interests

  • internal waves and mixing
  • mesoscale eddies, planetary waves 
  • oxygen distribution and ventilation
  • equatorial dynamics
  • interannual to decadal circulation variability
  • its role in climate variablity
      

Education and Employment

  • 1987 - 1989 Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle, studying Physics 
  • 1990 - 1993 Universtät Hamburg, studying Oceanography
  • 1993            Diploma in Physical Oceanography, Universtät Hamburg 
  • 1996            Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Universität Hamburg
  • 1996 - 1998  Postdoc, Institut für Meereskunde, Hamburg
  • 1998 - 1999  Postdoc, GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Geesthacht
  • since 1999    Assistant Professor, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel
  • 2004            Habilitation/Venia Legendi in Physical Oceanography, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • since 2007    Professor for Experimental Oceanography, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel

  

Awards

  • 1996 Award of the Universitäts-Gesellschaft Hamburg for the best  Ph. D. thesis in the field of earth sciences in 1996

  

Committees

International:

 

National:

  • 2000-present: Study advisor for Physical Oceanography (Bachelor Physics of the Earth System and Master Climate Physics) at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
  • 2008-present: Project leader in the Collaborative Research Centre 754 „Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean“
  • 2004-present: Faculty Standing Committee on Academic Matters of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
  • 2009-present: Medium research vessel steering group (member)

    

Projects