Dr. Marcus Dengler

Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

 Physical Oceanography 


Phone: +49-431 600 4107
Fax: +49-431 600 4102
E-Mail: mdengler(at)geomar.de

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


Personal Information

  • Date of birth:  6 February 1967
  • Place of birth: Nürnberg, Germany
  • Nationality: German
  • Family status: Married 


Research Interests

  • observation and analysis of large- and mesoscale ocean circulation 
  • western boundary currents 
  • diapycnal mixing and internal waves 
  • equatorial wave dynamics


Education and Employment


  • 1988 - 1991  Freie University of Berlin, undergraduate program in Physics
    1991             Vordiplom (undergraduate degree) in Physics
    1991 - 1995 University of Hamburg, graduate program in Physical Oceanography
    1995             Diplom (M.Sc.) in Physical Oceanography
  • 2000             Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, University of Hamburg

Professional experience:

  • 06/95 - 04/96 Research Scientist, Institut fuer Meereskunde, University of Hamburg
  • 05/96 - 12/96 Graduate Research Fellow, NOAA's PMEL, Seattle, WA
  • 01/97 - 04/00 Research Scientist, Institut fuer Meereskunde, University of Hamburg
  • since 05/00    Research Scientist (Postdoc), Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften, Kiel



  • 1996
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship to visit NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • 20.10.05:
    Fellow in the Emmy Noether Program of the DFG (German Research Foundation)



  • SFB 754 Subproject A8-N (Dengler, Scholten), Transport and fluxes across the bottom boundary layer (01/2012-12/2015)
  • BMBF-Verbundvorhaben „SOPRAN“ (Dengler, Bange, Brandt), Physical processes controlling greenhouse gas emission in upwelling regions of the ocean: A N2O case study (02/2013-01/2016).
  • BMBF-Verbundvorhaben „RACE“ (Brandt, Dengler, Fischer), The  role of the tropical Atlantic for climate variability in the Atlantic region(10/2012-09/2015).
  • EU - 7th Frame Work, Enhancing prediction of tropical Atlantic climate and its impacts (PREFACE), work package leader of WP3: Heat and freshwater budgets, air-sea interaction (11/2013-10/2017).