Dr. Lavinia Patara

Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

Ocean Dynamics

(c) Axel Schön
(c) Axel Schön


Tel.: 0431-600 4177
Fax: 0431-600 134001
Raum Nr.: 427, west shore campus
Email: lpatara(at)geomar.de


GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel, Germany


  • Ocean circulation dynamics in the Southern Ocean, North Atlantic, and Mediterranean Sea
  • Bio-physical couplings in the Earth System
  • Ocean and marine biogeochemical natural variability and change




  • Since 2012: Employed at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Kiel, Germany.
  • 2010-2011: Employed at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), Kiel, Germany.
  • 2010: Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Bologna, Italy, with additional “European Doctor” accreditation.
  • 2007-2010: Employed at the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC), Bologna, Italy.
  • 2005-2007: Employed at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Bologna, Italy.
  • 2005: M. Sc. in Environmental Sciences (magna cum laude) at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.


  • Since 2013: Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean” Postdoc Project: Southern Ocean CO2 uptake in high-resolution ocean-biogeochemistry simulations (funded by the German Research Foundation), Research Scientist/PI (http://www.futureocean.org/de/cluster/mitglieder/mitglied.php?id=974)
  • 2010-2012: R’Eddy: Effects of eddy variability on the response of the ACC to global warming (funded by the German Research Foundation), Research Scientist
  • 2008-2010: VECTOR: VulnErability of the Italian coastal area and marine Ecosystems to Climatic changes and Their rOle in the Mediterranean caRbon cycles (funded by the Italian Ministry of Research), Research Scientist
  • 2005-2007: DYNAMITE: Understanding the Dynamics of the Coupled Climate System (EU FP7), Research Scientist