Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board is an independent body of experts and the most important instrument of scientific evaluation for each Max Planck Institute. Such evaluations are essential to ensure the high quality of scientific research and the success-oriented use of research funds at the Max Planck Institutes in the long term. The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are internationally renowned scientists from leading research institutions and universities worldwide who cover the institute's research spectrum and are mostly not members of the Max Planck Society. They are selected by the president of the Max Planck Society on the recommendation of the institute and appointed for a term of six years, with a partial replacement every three years.

The Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology evaluates the scientific performance of the institute every three years and, on this basis, advises the institute's management on questions of scientific orientation and development. The results of the evaluation are incorporated into the strategic discussion of the Max Planck Society.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board:

Period of office: 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2028

Prof. Dr. Dennis L. Hartmann | email
University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, USA

Period of office: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2025

Prof. Dr. Ayako Abe-Ouchi | email
The University of Tokyo, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Japan

Dr. Clara Deser | email
National Center for Atmospheric Research – NCAR, Climate & Global Dynamics, USA

Period of office: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2025

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stocker | email
University of Bern, Climate and Environmental Physics, Switzerland


Dr. Ulrike Kirchner

Research Coordinator
Phone: +49 (0)40 41173-235
ulrike.kirchner@we dont want

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