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Dr. Philipp Sebastian Sommer

Dr. Philipp Sebastian Sommer

Helmholtz Coastal Data Center, HCDC


Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2126

Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-2818

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  • Analysis and visualization of big data
  • Development of numerical and statistical models in Earth System Sciences
  • Open source software development
  • Visualization
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  • Data Scientist at the Helmholtz Coastal Data Center, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Geesthacht Data analysis and software development; since December 2019
  • PhD candidate in Climate Science, University of Lausanne, Switzerland Software and Numerical Tools for Paleoclimate Analysis,
    Supervisor: Basil A. S. Davis; Dec 2015 - Nov 201
  • M.Sc. in Integrated Climate System Sciences, University of Hamburg/Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Germany An Integrated Model Analysis of Policy Scenarios on Biofuels and their Impact on Global Hydrology
    Supervisors: Stefan Hagemann (MPI-MET), Uwe Schneider (University of Hamburg); Oct 2013 - Nov 2015
  • B.Sc. in Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany Optimization of a Long-path Near-infrared-DOAS-Installation for Measurements of Water, Carbon Dioxide and Methane in the lower Troposphere,
    Supervisor: Ulrich Platt (University of Heidelberg); Sept 2009 - Sept 2012
  • Student helper in Numerical Methods in Geosciences, University of Hamburg Translation of numerical MATLAB scripts to Python; Sept 2014 - Sept 2014
  • Student helper in Terrestrial Hydrology, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg Data analysis and various model simulations; Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
  • Internship in the Energy and Climate Team, Greenpeace Germany e.V. Workshop organization for the communication of Climate Change; Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Internship in the Forest Campaigning Team, Greenpeace Germany e.V. Organization of volunteers and public affairs manager for regional campaigns; Oct 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Teaching assistant, University of Heidelberg Tutor for Linear Algebra 1, 2 and Analysis 1; Sept 2010 - Feb 2012

The list of all publications can be found at