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Florian Börgel

Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 0
+49 381 5197 440


Hey, my name is Florian and I am a PhD student at the Institute for Baltic Sea Research. During my PhD I will focus on the long-term variability in the Baltic Sea. This helps to understand changes of the Baltic Sea ecosystem. While I will likely focus on the Baltic Sea I hope that I can apply my findings to other coastal oceans, too. Semi-enclosed seas like the Baltic Sea respond very sensitive and fast to atmospheric changes e.g. global warming. This helps to predict changes to other coastal oceans.


  • climate variability and climate sensitivity of the Baltic Sea
  • coupled physical-biogeochemical modeling to study the marine ecosystem in past climates
  • sea ice modeling
  • ice-ocean model inter-comparison
  • paleoclimate studies of the Baltic Sea
  • longterm trends in the Baltic Sea


  • Data handling
  • Multi regression analysis for data prediction
  • Wavelet analysis
  • Network analysis



Börgel, F., C. Frauen, T. Neumann, S. Schimanke, and M. Meier. (2018), Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Baltic Sea variability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45.

Member of the working group

Dynamics of regional climate systems

All scripts and other work on my github:


my homepage

Mean sea ice cover in the Baltic Sea from 1949 - 1989Mean sea ice cover in the Baltic Sea from 1949 - 1989