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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 working as a Postdoc at the Institute for Baltic Sea Research. I studied engineering physics with a focus on computeroriented physics. During my PhD I focused on the long-term variability in the Baltic Sea. This helps to understand changes within the Baltic Sea ecosystem. At our institute we use numerical models of the ocean to answer these questions. Therefore, I would call myself a computational oceanographer in training.

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.


  • 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


Börgel, F., C. Frauen, T. Neumann, and H. E. M. Meier., The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation controls the impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on North European climate, Environmental Research Letters, 2020

Meier H. E. M., Börgel F., Frauen C., Radtke H., Commentary: Lake or Sea? The Unknown Future of Central Baltic Sea Herring , Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2020

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

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

Börgel, F., C. Frauen, T. Neumann, S. Schimanke, and H. E. M. Meier., Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Baltic Sea variability, Geophysical Research Letters, 45., 2018