Dr Frank Kauker

Co-Investigator, OA Sys

Physicist with a focus on numerical modelling of the high-latitude coupled climate system and the statistical analysis of climate data. Frank has been developing and applying the coupled ice-ocean model NAOSIM in the Arctic modelling team at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and at OASys.

He has been a key expert in the development of the data assimilation system NAOSIMDAS developed and used in the projects DAMOCLES, ACCESS and IRO2.

Frank has been developing Quantitative Network Design applications for the Arctic Ocean in the context of the EU ACCESS project and the ESA ARCTIC+5 project. Frank Kauker was coordinator of the EU FP6 project ‘SEARCH for DAMOCLES (S4D)‘.

He is a co-author on more than 60 publications peer reviewed journals.

In the Eco-Light project, Frank will help to implement the new physical parameterizations in the sea ice – ocean model FESOM and will help with the setup of FESOM.

Eco-Light is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by NERC.