Detlef Stammer

Professor and Director of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, University of Hamburg

Detlef Stammer

Professor Detlef Stammer is a professor and Head of Remote Sensing and Assimilation as well as Director of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Stammer received his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the Institute of Oceanography, Kiel. In 1993 he took a postdoctoral position at MIT, where he subsequently became Principal Research Scientist. He was later appointed to a tenured faculty position at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He remained in America until 2003, when he returned to Germany to take up a Professorship at the Institute for Oceanography at the University of Hamburg.

Professor Stammer was appointed as a member of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) in 2019 and elected as JSC Chair shortly thereafter. Previously, he co-chaired the Scientific Steering Group of WCRP’s Climate and Ocean Variability, Predictability and Change (CLIVAR) Core Project and the WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea-level Change and Coastal Impacts.