Professor Detlef Stammer was appointed as a member of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) in 2019 and elected as JSC Chair shortly thereafter (and reelected again as Chair in 2023). Previously, Detlef 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.
Detlef received a 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. In 1999 he was appointed to a tenured faculty position at Scripps Institut of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Detlef remained in America until 2003, when he returned to Germany to take up a Professorship at the Institue for Oceanography at the University of Hamburg. He is now Professor, Head of Remote Sensing and Assimilation and Director of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Detlef's research interests include the role of the ocean in climate variability and sea level change.
For more information and contact details see Detlef Stammer's contact page.