Dr. Andreas Villwock

Head Communication and Media


GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Wischhofstr. 1-3
D-24148 Kiel
Phone: +49-431-600-2802
Fax: +49-431-600-2805

Personal Information

Born: March 11, 1963
Born in: Bad Segeberg, Germany
Citizenship: German
Maritial status: married, 1 child

Education and Professional Experience

  • 1972 - 1982 Dahlmannschule, High School, Bad Segeberg
  • 1982 - 1983 Military Service
  • 1983 - 1989 Study of Meteorology, University Hamburg
  • 1990 - 1994 PhD at Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
  • 1994 - 1995 Postdoc at  Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
  • 1996-2000 Staff scientist at the International CLIVAR Project Office and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
  • 2001-2003 Staff scientist at the International CLIVAR Project Office and at the Institute for Marine Research in Kiel
  • January 2004 - July 2004 Personal assistant to Prof. P. Lemke (Head JSC) at the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
  • since 1.8.2004 Head Communication and Media, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (until Dec. 31, 2011 Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences)

Research and Publications

Research experience

  • Climate variability, seasonal forecasting, El-Nino / Southern Oscillation, Indian Ocean

Publications (reviewed):

  • Villwock, A., 1989: Wechselwirkung Ozean-Atmosphäre in einem vereinfachten gekoppelten Modell, Diplomarbeit, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Universität Hamburg.
  • Latif, M., A. Villwock, 1990: Interannual variability in the tropical Pacific as simulated in coupled ocean-atmosphere models. J. Marine Systems, 1, 51-60.
  • Villwock, A., 1994: ENSO induzierte Variabilität im Indischen Ozean, Dissertation, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Examensarbeit Nr. 22, 80pp.
  • Venzke, S., M. Latif, A. Villwock, 2000: The coupled GCM ECHO-2. Part II: Indian Ocean response to ENSO. J. Climate, 13, 1371-1383.


  • CLIVAR Exchanges, Newsletter of the Climate Variability and Predictability Programmes (CLIVAR), 1996-2003
  • IFM-GEOMAR Intern: Internal Newsletter of GEOMAR (since 2005)
  • Annual reports of IFM-GEOMAR (2004-2010)