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, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel and GEOMAR, Kiel

  

Committees

International:

 

National:

  • 2000-2020: Study advisor for Physical Oceanography (Bachelor Physics of the Earth System and Master Climate Physics) at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
     
  • 2008-2019: Project leader in the Collaborative Research Centre 754 „Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean“
     
  • 2004-2012: Faculty Standing Committee on Academic Matters of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
     
  • 2009-2014: Medium research vessel steering group (member)
     
  • 2014-2017, Member of the DFG Permanent Senate Commission on Oceanography
     
  • 2017-present, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Annette Barthelt-Stiftung e.V.
      
  • 2020 - present: Chair of the Examining Board of BSc Physics of the Earth System:
    Meteorology – Oceanography – Geophysics

    

Projects

Research Cruises

  • Planet cruise 91-12, Oct. 1991, North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Tasks: CTD, student helper
     
  • Valdivia cruise 128, Aug.-Sep. 1992, WOCE, Northeast Atlantic, Tasks: CTD, student helper
     
  • Meteor cruise M32/4, Jun.-Jul. 1995, WOCE, Arabian Sea, Tasks: CTD, Oxygen
     
  • Alliance cruise, AIS’95 (SACLANT Centre), Oct. 1995, Strait of Messina, Tasks: CTD chain
     
  • Alliance cruise, RR’97 (SACLANT Centre), Aug. 1997, Strait of Messina, Tasks: CTD chain
     
  • Planet cruise, Oct. 1997, Strait of Gibraltar, Tasks: CTD chain
     
  • Sonne cruise SO127, Dec.-Jan. 1998, WOCE, Bay of Bengal, Responsibilities: CTD-chain
     
  • Meteor cruise M45/3, Jul.-Aug. 1999, SFB 460, Labrador and Irminger Seas, Tasks: shipboard ADCP, lowered ADCP, Pegasus
     
  • Meteor cruise M47/1, Mar.-Apr. 2000, CLIVAR, western tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: shipboard ADCP, lowered ADCP
     
  • Sonne cruise SO151, Nov. 2000, CLIVAR, western tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: shipboard ADCP, lowered ADCP
     
  • Meteor cruise M50/1, May 2001, SFB 460, western subpolar North Atlantic, Responsibilities: shipboard ADCP, lowered ADCP
     
  • Sonne cruise SO170, May 2003, CLIVAR, western tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: shipboard ADCP, lowered ADCP, RAFOS floats, sound source moorings
     
  • Meteor cruise M59/3, Sep.-Oct. 2003, SFB 460, western subpolar North Atlantic, Responsibilities: shipboard ADCP, lowered ADCP, RAFOS floats, sound source moorings
     
  • Meteor cruise M62/2, Aug. 2004, CLIVAR, western tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
  • Thalassa cruise, Jul.-Aug. 2005, SFB 460, subpolar North Atlantic, Responsibilities: shipboard ADCP, lowered ADCP, sound source moorings
     
  • Meteor cruise M68/2, Jun.-Jul. 2006, BMBF Nordatlantik, western and central tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
     
  • l’Atalante cruise, Feb.-Mar. 2008, SFB754, BMBF Nordatlantik, central tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
     
  • Meteor cruise M80/1, Oct.-Nov. 2009, SFB754, BMBF Nordatlantik, central tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
     
  • Maria S. Merian cruise MSM18/2, May-Jun. 2011, BMBF Nordatlantik, SFB754, central tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist, co-ordinator MSM18
     
  • Maria S. Merian cruise MSM22, Oct.-Nov. 2012, SFB754, central tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
     
  • Meteor cruise M98, Jul. 2013, BMBF RACE, BMBF SACUS, tropical South Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
     
  • Meteor cruise M106, Apr.-May 2014, SFB754, BMBF RACE, central and south-western tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
     
  • Meteor cruise M119, Sep.-Oct. 2015, SFB754, BMBF RACE, central and south-western tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
     
  • Meteor cruise M131, Oct.-Nov. 2016, EU PREFACE, BMBF SACUS, tropical South Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
     
  • Meteor cruise M145, Feb.-Mar. 2018, SFB754, BMBF RACE, central and south-western tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist
     
  • Meteor cruise M158, Sep.-Oct. 2019, BMBF BANINO, EU TRIATLAS, equatorial and south-eastern tropical Atlantic, Responsibilities: chief scientist