Research Experience

Postdoc; 2020-present

Max Planck Institut for Meteorology in Hamburg (Deutschland)

Neural-network mapping to develop monthly fields of DIC in the water column, as part of the Climate-Carbon
Interactions in the Current Century (4C) Project (European Community's Horizon 2020 Project, grant agreement no. 821003)

Group leader: Dr. Peter Landschützer

 

Education

PhD Earth System Sciences; 2017-2020

International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling and Max Planck Institut for Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany)

PhD Thesis: “Interannual Variability of the Contemporary Southern Ocean Carbon Uptake and Storage” DOI: 10.17617/2.3243301

Supervisors: Dr. Peter Landschützer, Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke, Dr. Birgit Klein 

Grade: 1.0 (magna cum laude)

 

MSc Climate Change; 2015-2016

The University of the South Pacific in Suva (Fiji) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in Toulouse (France)

Master Thesis: "Characteristics and vertical structure of mesoscale eddies in the Southwest Pacific"

Supervisors: Dr. Awnesh Singh (USP), Dr. Sophie Cravatte (IRD), Dr. Alexis Chaigneau (IRD)

Grade: A+ (GPA 4.5 out of 4.5)

 

BSc Marine Science; 2012-2014

The University of the South Pacific in Suva (Fiji)

Bachelor Thesis: "Mean Intermediate Currents in the Western-Central South Pacific Region as Observed by Argo Floats"

Supervisors: Dr. Awnesh Singh (USP), Dr. Sophie Cravatte (IRD)

Grade: A+ (GPA 4.4 out of 4.5)

 

Advanced Training and Summer Schools

Swiss Climate Summer School August 2018 in Grindelwald (Switzerland)

Organized by the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research (OCCR) at the Universität Bern and the Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) at the ETH Zürich. Topic: Earth system variability through time

 

Earth System Modelling School (EaSyMS) September 2017 in Hamburg (Germany)

Organized by the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) in cooperation with the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)

 

WE-Heraeus Summer School on Physics of the Ocean July 2017 in Bad Honnef (Germany)

Organized by Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany) and David Marshall, University of Oxford (UK)

 

At-sea Experiences

Student volunteer on the T-TIDE Cruise February 2015

21 days aboard the R/V Revelle in the Tasman Sea
Chief Scientist: Prof. Dr. Robert Pinkel

 

Student volunteer on the MoorSPICE Cruise February / March 2014

31 days aboard the R/V Thompson in the Solomon Sea and Bismarck Sea
Chief Scientists: Dr. Janet Sprintall and Dr. Sophie Cravatte

 

Conference and Workshop Organization

May 2021: Co-chair of a Machine Learning Workshop for scientists of the Carbon Uptake and Seasonal Traits in Antarctic Remineralisation Depth (CUSTARD) Projektes with Dr. Peter Landschützer


Apr 2021: Session convener and chair of the virtual EGU General Assembly 2021 session OS3.1/BG4.11:

“From the surface into the deep: Advances in marine carbon dynamics with models and observations”; with Dr. Jens D. Müller and Dr. Lester Kwiatkowski


Apr 2021: Organisation of a virtual networking Events for attendees of the above EGU session on GatherTown; with Dr. Jens D. Müller and Dr. Lester Kwiatkowski


Nov 2019: Co-chair of a Machine Learning Workshop during the annual retreat of the MPI-M; with Dr. Christian Reick and Dr. Nicola Maher

 

Invited and Plenary Talks

Apr 2019: Plenary talk at the SOLAS Open Science Conference in Sapporo (Japan):

“Regional Wind Variability Modulates the Southern Ocean Carbon Sink”


Nov 2019: Invited talk at the HZG in Hamburg (Germany)

“A SOM-FFN Approach to Map Monthly Dissolved Inorganic Carbon from Sparse Ship Data”

 

Pre-academic Work Experience

2016-2017: German teacher, German as a second language

At Volkshochschule Ibbenbüren (Germany)

German classes for refugees and migrants; part time during the MSc studies

 

2008-2012: Scuba Dive Instructor in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji

More than 800 dives; taught over 200 divers (from introductory level up to dive master with SSI and PADI)

Teaching in the class room, pool, and ocean

 

2006-2008: Work & Travel in Australia

Various short-time jobs, including farm work and work on ships

 

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarship for MSc in Climate Science

Fully funded by USP’s Research Office; Suva (Fiji)

 

Gold Medal and Vice Chancellor & President’s Prize

For "the most outstanding Marine Studies graduate (BSc) of 2014"; USP, Suva (Fiji)

 

Book price

For extraordinary achievements during the Abitur  (German A-levels equivalent), Hölderin Gymnasium Stuttgart (Germany)