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Baltic Earth Science Steering Group (BESSG)

As of the 3rd meeting of the Baltic Earth Interim Science Steering Group (BEISSG) on 18 June 2014 in Lund, Sweden, the permanent Baltic Earth Science Steering Group (BESSG) has been installed. Baltic Earth is led and managed by the Baltic Earth Science Steering Group. The steering group has the responsibility to organize and maintain the programme efficiently.

Terms of Reference for the BESSG
Markus Meier
Markus Meier Chair of BESSG

Leibnitz-Instutute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Germany and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden

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Numerical modeling of the Baltic Sea, North Sea and Arctic Ocean Atmosphere – sea ice – ocean interactions, biogeochemical modeling, ensemble scenario simulations, climate reconstructions and paleoclimatological studies

Member since June 2013

Karol Kulinski
Karol Kulinski Vice-Chair of BESSG

Institute of Oceanology PAN, Sopot, Poland

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Carbon cycle in the marine environment, biological pump mechanism, greenhouse effect

Member since June 2013

Juris Aigars
Juris Aigars

Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Riga, Latvia

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Environmental Analysis, Environmental Monitoring, Sediments, Environment Environmental Impact Assessments, Eutrophication, Rivers

Member since June 2013

Franz Berger
Franz Berger

Meteorologisches Observatorium Lindenberg - Richard-Aßmann-Observatorium, Deutscher Wetterdienst Tauche, Germany

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Atmospheric observation of regional and local water and energy cycle components and related atmospheric processes making use of three dimensional surface based and satellite observation techniques; data analysis for model evaluation, climate monitoring and satellite product validation.

Member since June 2013

Inga Dailidienė
Inga Dailidienė

Department of Geophysical Sciences, Klaipeda University, Lithuania

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Climate Change, Environment, Climatology, Oceanography, Earth Sciences, Geophysics, Geodesy and Surveying, Remote Sensing Applications

Member since June 2013

Irina Danilovich
Irina Danilovich

Centre for Hydrometeorology and Control of Radioactive Contamination and Environmental Monitoring of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

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Hydrology, Hydrological engineering

Member since June 2013

Matthias Gröger
Matthias Gröger

Leibnitz-Instutute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Germany

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Interactions between physical and biogeochemical processes and their sensitivity to climate change. Biogeochemical and hydrodynamical 3D modelling.

Member since February 2018

Andreas Lehmann
Andreas Lehmann

GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel Kiel, Germany

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Physical Oceanography, modelling

Member since June 2013

Urmas Lips
Urmas Lips

TalTech, Tallinn, Estonia

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Urmas is professor and head of Department of Marine Systems at Tallinn University of Technology. He is internationally involved in HELCOM, BOOS and EuroGOOS. One of his research interest involves the interplay between meteorological and hydrophysical processes on the one hand, and biological and biogeochemical processes on the other hand.

Member since Nov 2018

Kai Myrberg
Kai Myrberg

SYKE Finnish Environment Institute

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3D marine modeling (especially physics), process studies (upwelling, vertical turbulence), smart use of currents for marine safety issues

Member since June 2013

Piia Post
Piia Post

Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia

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Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering, Climate Change, Environment, Remote Sensing, Meteorology, Earth Sciences, Remote Sensing Applications

Member since June 2013

Marcus Reckermann
Marcus Reckermann

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany

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International Baltic Earth Secretariat; research management; communication of scientific findings to the public

Member since June 2013

Gregor Rehder
Gregor Rehder

Baltic Sea Research Institute, Warnemünde, Germany

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Marine Chemistry

Member since June 2013

Anna Rutgersson
Anna Rutgersson

Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden

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Ocean Modeling, Climate Modeling, Regional Climate Modeling, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Variability, Eddy Covariance Field Experiments

Member since June 2013

Tarmo Soomere
Tarmo Soomere

Tallinn University of Technology Department of Cybernetics President of the Estonian Academy of Science

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Wave dynamics, coastal engineering

Member since Feb 2018

Martin Stendel
Martin Stendel

Danish Climate Centre Danish Meteorological Institute

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Regional Climate Modelling

Member since June 2013

Laura Tuomi
Laura Tuomi

Marine Research Unit Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland

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Wind waves and wind wave modelling, ocean surface layer dynamics, new automated measurement techniques for the Baltic Sea (Argo floats, gliders)

Member since February 2020

Ralf Weisse
Ralf Weisse

Institute of Coastal Research Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany

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Climate variability and modelling, in particular wind, wave and storm surge climate, and mean sea level changes

Member since March 2016

Sergey Zhuravlev
Sergey Zhuravlev

State Hydrological Institute (SHI) and St. Petersburg State University, Russia

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Hydrology, Hydrological engineering

Member since June 2013

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