Maike Nicolai

Head Communication and Media

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Wischhofstr. 1-3
D-24148 Kiel Germany
Phone: +49 (0)431 600-2807
E-Mail: mnicolai(at)

Curriculum vitae

since January
Head GEOMAR Communications and Media

September 2021 - December 2022
Head Media Relations, GEOMAR Communications and Media

November 2019 - August 2021:
Researcher / Knowledge Transfer, Communication,  Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Cluster of excellence "Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CLICCS)

January 2018 - Oktober 2019:
Communications Officer, IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit

May 2017 - December 2017:
Communications Officer, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, University of Hamburg

October 2009 - April 2017:
Press Officer, GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

March 2008 - July 2009:
Press Officer, Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg

July 2007 - February 2008:
Press Officer, DAK

August 2004 - December 2006:
Public Relations Officer, Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein

August 2003 - January 2004:
Editor Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag

August 2001 - July 2003:
Trainee (Volontärin) Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag


July 2001:
Magister Artium, Lüneburg University, Applied Cultural Sciences

July 1994:
Abitur, Kooperative Gesamtschule Weyhe-Leeste


Connors, S.L., Nicolai, M., Berger, S. et al. Co-developing the IPCC frequently asked questions as an effective science communication tool. Climatic Change171, 10 (2022).

Solvin Zankl, Maike Nicolai (2020): Tiefseewesen - Einblicke in eine kaum erforschte Welt, Delius Klasing Verlag

IPCC, 2019: IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate [H.-O. Pörtner, D.C. Roberts, V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, M. Tignor, E. Poloczanska, K. Mintenbeck, A. Alegría, M. Nicolai, A. Okem, J. Petzold, B. Rama, N.M. Weyer (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA, 755 pp.