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Dr. Johannes Schulz-Stellenfleth

Johannes Schulz-Stellenfleth

Dr. Johannes Schulz-Stellenfleth

Hydrodynamik und Datenassimilation


Tel: +49 (0)4152 87-1511

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• Analysis of numerical model and observation data with a focus on coastal oceanic processes
• Study of the impact of offshore windfarms with a focus on the atmospheric and oceanic boundary layer
• Merging of numerical model and observation data for the optimisation of state estimates using statistical and variational data assimilation methods
• Characterisation and quantification of errors in observation and numerical model data
• Optimisation of observation system design with particular focus on the integration of innovative spaceborne and insitu technology
• Coordination of data assimilation activities within the department “Hydrodynamics and Data Assimilation”
• PI of various ESA AOs
• Member of the EuroGOOS HF radar task team
• HGF NOOS representative for data assimilation related issues

Current Projects

  • Ocean Currents Verbundprojekt WTZ (BMBF)
  • X-Wakes Interaktion der Nachläufe großer Offshore Windparks (BMWI)
  • JERICO S3 Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, Sustainability
  • ESM Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity

Closed Projects

  • WIPAFF Analyse der Eigenschaften und Auswirkungen von Offshore Windpark-Fernfeldern
  • ZOOMBI ZOOplankton Formulations in Marine BIogeochemical Models
  • Participation in numerous European and national research projects with task and/or workpackage responsibilities: FEME, SARPAK, MAXWAVE, EXTROP, ENVOC, MERSEA, MYOCEAN-2, JERICO_NEXT, FIELD_AC

Work Experience

December 2008 - ongoing

Senior Scientist at the Institute of Coastal Systems Analysis and Modeling Research at Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (Hereon) in Geesthacht

1996 – 2008

PhD and Postdoc at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen
• Analysis of microwave radar data from satellite and aircraft for retrieval of ocean wave, wind and surface current information

Education and Training


PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Hamburg
Title of thesis: “Estimation of two-dimensional wave spectra from complex SAR data”


Diploma degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Hamburg
Title of thesis: “Optimal Strategies for CO2 emission reduction”