Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980 – 1986
    Studies of Meteorology at the Technical University Darmstadt

  • 1986
    Diploma thesis: Simulation der Smog-Episode im Januar 1985

  • 1986 – 1991
    Ph.D student, GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Graßl

  • 1991
    Dissertation, University of Hamburg, Meteorology: “Numerische Simulation der Wolkenbildung in einer Land-Seewind-Zirkulation”

  • 1991 – 1992
    Post-Doc position, GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht

  • 1992
    Visiting scientist with Dr. Terry Clark, NCAR, Boulder, USA, Simulation of snow storms with the Clark model using the two-way nesting technique

  • Since 1993
    Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

  • Since 1995
    Founder and leader of the wind energy consultant anemos-jacob

  • 2009 – 2013
    Adjunct Professor for Regional Climate Change, University of Bergen, Norway (Professor II, Secondary employment)

  • 2010 – 2014
    Department head, Climate Service Center, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2013 – 2014
    Deputy Director, Climate Service Center, Hamburg, Germany

  • Since 2014
    Acting Director, Climate Service Center 2.0, Hamburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Déqué, M., D.P. Rowell, D. Lüthi, F. Giorgi, J.H. Christensen, B. Rockel, D. Jacob, E. Kjellström, M. de Castro and B. van den Hurk (2007): An intercomparison of regional climate simulations for Europe: assessing uncertainties in model projections. Climatic Change, Vol. 81. DOI 10.1007/s10584-006-9228-x.

  • Jacob, D and P. Lorenz (2009): Future trends and variability of the hydrological cycle in different IPCC SRES emission scenarios – a case study for the Baltic Sea region. Boreal Environment Research, Vol. 14, No.1, pp. 100-113

  • Jacob, D. (2009): Regional Climate Models: Linking Global Climate Change to Local Impacts. In: Springer Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science. R. Meyers (Ed.), pp. 7591-7602. New York: Springer.

  • Jacob, D., A. Elizalde, A. Haensler, S. Hagemann, P. Kumar, R. Podzun, D. Rechid, A.R. Remedio, F. Saeed, K. Sieck, C. Teichmann, and C. Wilhelm (2012): Assessing the Transferability of the Regional Climate Model REMO to Different Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) Regions. Atmosphere, Vol. 3, No.1, pp. 181-199. DOI:10.3390/atmos3010181

  • Déqué, M., S. Somot, E. Sanchez-Gomez, C.M. Goodess, D. Jacob, G. Lenderink and O.B. Christensen (2012): The spread amongst ENSEMBLES regional scenarios: regional climate models, driving general circulation models and interannual variability. Climate Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 5-6, pp. 951-964. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-011-1053-x

  • Vautard, R., A. Gobiet, D. Jacob, M. Belda, A. Colette, M. Déqué, J. Fernández, M. García-Díez, K. Goergen, I. Güttler, T. Halenka, T. Karacostas, E. Katragkou, K. Keuler, S. Kotlarski, S. Mayer, E. van Meijgaard, G. Nikulin, M. Patarčić, J. Scinocca, S. Sobolowski, M. Suklitsch, C. Teichmann, K. Warrach-Sagi, V. Wulfmeyer and P. Yiou (2013): The simulation of European heat waves from an ensemble of regional climate models within the EURO-CORDEX project. Climate Dynamics. Vol. 41, pp. 2555-2575. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-013-1714-z.

  • Jacob, D. (2014): Development and validation of a coupled model system in the Baltic region—BALTIMOS. Theor Appl Climatol. Vol. 118, Issue 4, pp 09-610. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-014-1291-z

  • Jacob, D. et al. (2014): EURO-CORDEX: New high-resolution climate change projections for European impact research. Regional Environmental Changes. Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 563-578. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-013-0499-2

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The Future Okavango (TFO), 2010-2015 (BMBF founded)

  • SASSCAL, 2013-2015 (BMBF founded)

  • Reklies-DE, 2013-2016 (BMBF founded)

  • Climate for Culture, 2009 – 2013 (EU funded, FP7)

  • ECLISE, 2011 – 2014 (EU funded, FP7)

  • CLIPC, 2013 – 2016 (EU funded, FP7)

  • E3S, 2014-2016 (Future Earth funded)

  • HighEnd: Extremes, 2014-2017 (Austrian Science funded)

Past Projects

  • PRUDENCE, 2001 – 2004 (EU funded, FP5)

  • BALTIMOS, (Coordination of DEKLIM) 2001-2005 (Project leader, BMBF funded)

  • BIOTA-SÜD, 2003 – 2009 (Project leader, BMBF funded)

  • ENSEMBLES, 2004 – 2009 (EU funded, FP6)

  • NEWATER, 2005 – 2009 (EU funded, FP6)

  • CLAVIER, 2006 – 2009 (Coordinator, EU funded projects, FP6)

  • GLOWA-DANUBE, 2007 – 2010 (Project leader, BMBF funded)

  • CIRCE, 2007 – 2010 (EU funded, FP6)

  • ATP-Arctic Tipping Points, 2009 – 2012 (EU funded, FP7)

  • KLIWAS, 2009- 2013 (Project leader, BMVBS funded)

  • MiKlip, 2009-2013 (BMBF founded)

  • KLIMZUG-NORD, 2009 – 2014 (Project leader, BMBF founded)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz, Austria, 2006–2015

  • Review Panel Member of the European Research Council (ERC), 2007–2015

  • Reviewer for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), since 2009

  • Member of the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, since 2009

  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Atmosphere: , 2010–2014

  • Lead Author, IPCC WGII AR5, 2010–2014

  • Co-coordinator of the EURO-CORDEX initiative, since 2011

  • Scientific Member of Kommission Wasserforschung (KOWA), DFG, 2011–2016

  • Member of the “Wissenschaftlicher Beirat“, since 2014

  • Member of CORDEX Scientific Advisory Board, since 2014

  • Member of Science Advisory, since 2015

  • Committee of the 4th Adaptation, Futures conference, since 2015

  • founding Editor-in-Chief for Elsevier Journal: Climate Services, since 2015

Past Memberships:

  • Coordination Committee Member of CLIMPACT (Regional Cli-mate Modelling and Integrated Global Change Impact Studies in the European Arctic) – an European Science Foundation Network, 1997-2000

  • Associate Editor of the Magazine Environmental Fluid Mechanics in the publisher Kluwer. Editor-in-Chief: Benoit Cushman-Roisin, 2000-2005

  • Chair of the BALTEX Working Group of Water and Energy Cycles, 2001 – 2005

  • Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of ProMed, Project Mediterranean, 2002-2003

  • Member of the ENSEMBLES Management Board, 2004-2009

  • Baltex Science Steering Group Member (BSSG), 2005–2010

  • Member of the IOW Scientific Advisory Board, Baltic Sea Research Institute, Warnemünde, 2006–2011

  • Scientific Director of COSMOS, 2006–2011

  • Member of the Int. Science Advisory Council of the Netherlands National Research Programme Climate changes Spatial Planning, 2007

  • Member of the editorial board of Atmosphere, 2009

  • Nationale Plattform Zukunftsstadt (NPZ), 2013–2014

  • Member of the Jury “Renewable Energy Award”, 2012–2014

  • Expert Group on Climate Services, European Commission, 2014

Media coverage

  • Since 2006 several interviews for newspapers, magazines, the radio and TV

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Supervising of diploma, master thesis (14) and dissertations (21 completed, 3 ongoing)


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