Born February 7, 1980; Danish nationality
Employment and education
June 2011 – present and August 2009 – December 2009
Scientist, Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark
I work with modeling of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, to simulate ocean and ice conditions and study climate changes and oil drift. We are presently working on a coupled ocean–sea ice–atmosphere model. Other interest areas include coastal satellite altimetry (measuring sea level and storm surges from space) and climate-related sea level changes around Denmark.
Maternity leave August 2012 – June 2013
January 2010 – May 2011
Scientist at the National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main working area: Regional physical and biochemical ocean modeling in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Project leader for the EU FP7 projects ECOOP and MyOcean, parameter responsible for hydrography, member of BOOS and HIROMB steering committees.
Maternity leave June 2010 – March 2011
May 2006 – July 2009
PhD in oceanography and climate change
"Recent and future climatic changes in temperature, salinity, and sea level of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea", made in corporation between University of Copenhagen [link] and the Danish Meteorological Institute. [Thesis and additional material]
July 2003 – May 2006
MSc in geophysics
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Master thesis entitled "Coastal satellite altimetry: Sea surface topography in t he North Sea – Baltic Sea system", made in cooperation between University of Copenhagen, the Danish Meteorological Institute, and the Danish National Space Center. [link]
Main focuses of masters studies were oceanography and climate modelling.
October 2003 – February 2006
Student worker at the Danish Meteorological Institute
Main working area: Ocean forecast model development.
September 2000 – June 2003
BSc in physics and geophysics
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish (mother tongue), English (academic).
Windows & Linux. BSHcmod, Hycom, & ROMS. Matlab & Fortran90. Word, Excel & Latex.
Danish Geophysical Union: Boardmember 2009–now
Geofysisk studenterforening (Geophysical student society): Leader 2002–2004, Board member 2001–2006
Andelsforeningen A/B Karlsbo (cooperative housing association A/B Karlsbo): Treasurer 2006–20
eSurge Training - Cork 2014
Two lessons on the DMI storm surge forecasting system and on storm surge related data assimilation. [link]
IPCC's 5. hovedrapport og vandstand
TV interviews: DR Aftenshowet and DR TV Avisen, September 2013.
Talk at Teknologirådets meeting for municipalities around Copenhagen regarding regional sea level rise.
Relating to this, several news paper articles and interviews to tv and radio, including:
TV interviews: DR Update and TV2 Lorry, March 16, 2012.
Radio interviews: DR Radioavisen and P4 København, March 16, 2012.
Stormfloder flytter østpå, newspaper article, Politiken, March 16, 2012. [link]
Neden vandet: København skal sikres bedre, newspaper article, Politiken, March 16, 2012.
København skal vænne sig til årlige stormfloder, newspaper article, Ingeniøren, March 16, 2012. [link]
DMI svarer igen i strid om havstigning: Vores tal holder, newspaper article, Ingeniøren, March 16, 2012. [link]
Her bliver stormfloderne højere, newspaper article, Jyllandsposten, March 16, 2012. [link]
De danske have er steget 12 cm på 100 år
Newspaper article by Thomas Djursing based on parts of my PhD work, Ingeniøren, October 5, 2009. [link]
Klimaændringer i havene omkring Danmark
Presentation at climate theme day, Danish Forest and Nature Agency and Agency for Spatial and Environmental Planning, Denmark (2008), and at Climate forum, DMI (2008)
Ph.d. ...hvorfor dog det?
Geophysical Student Union; University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2007). Presentation for geophysics students at the annual weekend trip.
Geofysik og Klima: 8200-eventet - det største klima-event siden sidste istid
Presentation for potential new geophysics students; University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2007).
Geophysical day, (2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007); University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
One poster (2003) and three oral presentations (2004, 2005, and 2007), directed at approximately 100 fellow students. Awarded prizes for best poster in 2003 and best oral presentation in 2004.
EnviroSymposium; University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Member of organizing committee 2007.