10. May 2015 Professor Mojib Latif was elected the new chairman of the German Climate Consortium

Director of the GEOMAR RD1 succeeds Professor Jochem Marotzke

The director of the GEOMAR research division “Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics”, Professor Mojib Latif was elected new chairman of the organization unanimously by the general assembly of the German Climate Consortium (DKK) yesterday afternoon.


Professor Latif has already been a member of the DKK board.
As co-author of two reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Professor Latif belongs to the leading climate researchers and meteorologists in Germany. He has received several awards, including the Sverdrup Gold Medal of the American Meteorological Society, the Max Planck Award for Public Science and the DUH Environment Media Award.

He succeeds Professor Jochem Marotzke, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, as chairman of the DKK. Professor Marotzke held the office since the founding of the DKK in the year 2009. As one of four vice chairmen, he will remain an active member of the board. Dr. Paul Becker, Vice President of the German Meteorological Service (DW), Professor Gernot Klepper, director of the research area Environment and Natural Resources at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), as well as Professor Monika Rhein, director of the working group Oceanography at the Institute of Environmental Physics/MARUM at the University of Bremen were confirmed as vice chairmen.

The German Climate Consortium (DKK) is a federation of German university and non-university research institutions representing interests in the area of climate research and climate impact research. Moreover, it has set itself the task of transferring knowledge from climate research to political decision-makers, as well as to the public.


More information at: www.deutsches-klima-konsortium.de