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Pascal Simon


Pascal Simon

Matter transport and ecosystem dynamics

PhD Student

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1827

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Research Focus

My research focuses on the transport of Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the oceans. It is a part of the Project MCMEE (Multi-Compartment-Model for novel organic pollutants: From Emission to Exposure) which aims for the development of a comprehensive numerical model including the emission of, the transport of and the human exposure to different groups of organic pollutants.

My personal effort concentrates on the marine transport mechanisms and the involved processes, as, for example the photolytic decomposition or sedimentation of the considered substances.

I am working with ECOSMO (ECOSystem Model), a threedimensional, fully coupled physical-biogeochemical model, based on the Hamburg Shelf Ocean Model (HAMSOM), which approximates the physical, chemical and biological conditions in the North- and Baltic Sea.

Scientific Career Path

2021-Today: PhD student, Helmholtz Centre Hereon, Geesthacht

2018-2020: Research assistant, German Centre for Aeronautics and Space (DLR), Göttingen

2017-2020: M.Sc. in Physics with specialization on physics of complex systems , Georg-August-University Göttingen

2014-2017: B.Sc. in Physics, Georg-August-University Göttingen