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Presentation: Nadine Goris

In February Nadine Goris started as co-leader on Carbon Theme. 



Nadine Goris started as co-leader of the Carbon Theme in February 2024. She is also leading the O2Ocean-project aiming to present reliable projections of how oxygen conditions in the ocean will develop through this century.  


-I studied mathematics at the University of Münster and subsequently did a PhD in meteorology at the University of Cologne. 

Work experience: 

-My main expertise lies in the analysis of future projections and feedback interactions in an Earth system model framework. I have been involved in numerous national and international projects investigating the impact of climate change on biogeochemical dynamics. My research focuses on model validation and process attribution of short- and long-term biogeochemical variability on regional scale, particularly in the North Atlantic. 

What will you bring into the position as co-leader? 

-I am currently leading the strategic project 'The breathing Ocean' of the Bjerknes Centre. My role as co-leader of the Carbon Theme allows me to connect this strategic project better with the Carbon Theme.  
Since the beginning of my postdoc in 2011, I`m an active member of the Bjerknes Centre and am very well connected. Through my position as research advisor, I am also in regular contact with many ECS scientists. I would like to use my connections to allow for more bottom-up research activities, where every voice is heard. 



What is important for you going forward?  

-Personally, I am interested in the role of the AMOC in shaping the spatio-temporal evolution of the oceanic CO2-uptake and how well state-of-the-art Earth System Models represent the related dynamics and what this tells us about their ability to project the future evolution of the oceanic CO2 sink. Evaluations of model dynamics are highly important to constrain the uncertainties of future projections.  

For the research theme, I believe that the best research ideas are built in workshops and discussions, specifically in those where everyone is integrated.