Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob


Daniela Jacob


Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob is Director of Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) at Helmholtz Center Geesthacht in Hamburg and visiting professor at the Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Climate scientist Daniela Jacob, who holds a PhD in meteorology, is main author of the 5th progress report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report SR1.5. Her research interests focus on regional climate modelling and adaption to climate change.


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since 2016

Visiting professor at Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability, Lüneburg, Germany

since 2015

Director of Climate Service Center Germany, Hamburg,Germany

1993 - 2015

Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany


Post-Doc position, GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht


Dissertation in Meterologie an der Universität Hamburg zum Thema “Numerische Simulation der Wolkenbildung in einer Land-Seewind-Zirkulation”

1986 - 1991

Ph.D student, GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht


Diploma thesis: Simulation der Smog-Episode im Januar 1985


  • German Meteorological Society
  • European Geophysical Union
  • Member of the Met Office Hadley Centre Science Review Group
  • Member of the Sachverständigenrat Klimaschutz NRW
  • Member of the Expert Advisory Board of the Copernicus Roadmap for European Climate Projections
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)
  • Member of CORDEX Scientific Advisory Board
  • Member of the “Wissenschaftlicher Beirat“
  • Scientific Member of Kommission Wasserforschung (KOWA), DFG

Research Projects (selection)

  • E3S - Extreme Events and Environments - from climate to society
  • REMO - Regional Climate Modelling
  • CLIPC - Climate Information Platform for Copernicus



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Publications Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob

  • Chairwoman

    Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob

  • Member

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörn Birkmann

  • Member

    Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig

  • Member

    Prof. Dr. Aletta Bonn

  • Member

    Prof. Dr. Ute Nöthlings

  • Member

    Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott

  • Member

    Prof. Dr. Martin Quaas

  • Member

    Prof. Dr. Markus Reichstein

  • Member

    Prof. Dr. Imme Scholz

  • Ex-Officio

    Dr. Christiane Joerk