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Peter Holtermann

Dr. rer. nat.

 

Born 10. September 1980 in Bremen, Germany

 

Current affiliation

Scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde, Germany

Research focus

  • Small scale turbulence

  • Ocean mixing

  • Physics of stratified marine systems

  • Transport processes of tracer in natural waters

Research experience and scientific tools

  • Several field campaigns on scientific vessels (North Sea, Baltic Sea, Indian Ocean, estuaries in Australia, Indonesia and Europe)

    • more than 16 scientific cruises with 200 days on sea

    • CTD, ADCP, ADV, temperature- and shear-microstructure measurements

  • Realistic numerical modeling of lakes, estuaries and shelf seas using the General Estuarine Transport Model (GETM, www.getm.eu)

    • Segara Anakan lagoon, central Java, Indonesia

    • Baltic Sea, Europe

    • Lake Geneva, Europe

Research experience abroad

  • One year at the University of Western Australia (UWA) for the investigation of the physics of hypoxia in the Swan River, Western Australia

  • 6 months of field measurements in tropical estuaries and coral reefs on Java and Sulawesi, Indonesia

Acquisition of external funding

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) grant for a 3 year position in "The role of bottom boundary turbulence for the transport of tracers in marine basins (ROBOTRACE)"

    • including funds for 3 months stay at the Oregon State University (OSU), USA

Activities and teaching

  • Postdoc representative of the IOW

  • Co-Lecturer of "Physics of the ocean"

  • Teaching assistant of lectures "Turbulence" and "Coastal ocean processes"

 

Scientific career, parental leaves, prizes, studies and longer field work abroad

Okt. 2017 – Sep. 2020

PI, DFG HO5891/1-1 "The role of bottom boundary turbulence for the transport of tracers in marine basins (ROBOTRACE)"

Jan. 2017 – Sep. 2017

Post-Doc, "Modular System for Shelves and Coasts (MOSSCO)"

Nov. 2016 – Dec. 2016

Post-Doc, DFG UM 79/5-1: "Understanding Pelagic Redoxcline Processes in the Baltic Sea (REDOX)"

Jan. 2016 – Oct. 2016

Post-Doc, WGL-Pakt: "Internal waves in the oceans and athmosphere II (ILWAOII)"

Jul. 2015 – Dec. 2015

Post-Doc, Oxygen depletion in a deep perialpine lake - SNF-Grant 200021–146652

Mar. 2015 – Jun. 2015

Parental leave

Apr. 2014 – Sep. 2014

Parental leave

Sep. 2011 – Jun. 2015

Post-Doc, DFG UM 79/5-1: "Understanding Pelagic Redoxcline Processes in the Baltic Sea (REDOX)"

Mar. 2012

Annette-Barthelt-Preis für Meeresforschung for the PhD thesis, Kiel

Aug. 2011

PhD Thesis, Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW):

"The Baltic Sea Tracer Release Experiment: Mixing processes in the Gotland Basin"

Nov. 2008 – Nov. 2009

DAAD financed study abroad at the University of Western Australia (UWA) under Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi, Perth, Australia

Nov. 2007

Begin PhD Thesis, DFG UM 79/4-1: "Baltic Sea Tracer Release Experiment (BaTRE)"

Aug. 2007

Diploma thesis, University of Rostock in cooperation with the Centre for Marine Tropical Ecology (ZMT), Bremen:

"Reconstruction of the hydrodynamics in a tropical estuary"

2006

2 months field work Segara Anakan, Java, Indonesia

2005

4 months field work Segara Anakan, Java, Indonesia and Makassar, Sulawesi

2001

Study of physics, University-Rostock, Rostock