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Florian Börgel

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
  • Cluster analysis
  • EOF

Scientific presentations:

  • Create your own #SciComm-Bot, Speaker at Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation, 07-09/11/2018
  • The Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Baltic Sea Variability, Speaker at the Baltic Earth Conference, 11-15/06/2018
  • The Influence of Sea Ice on Baltic Inflows, Poster session at Baltic Sea Science Congress, 12-16/06/2017


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

Radtke, H, Börgel, F, Brunnabend, S-E, Eggert, A, Kniebusch, M, Meier, H E M, Neumann, D, Neumann, T and Placke, M 2019 Validator – a Web-Based Interactive Tool for Validation of Ocean Models at Oceanographic Stations. Journal of Open Research Software, 7: 18. DOI:

Kniebusch, M., Meier, H. E. M., Neumann, T., & Börgel, F. ( 2019). Temperature variability of the Baltic Sea since 1850 and attribution to atmospheric forcing variables. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124.