Dr Markus Janout

Co-lead investigator, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)

I am a physical oceanographer at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Germany, and co-investigator of the PEANUTS project.

My work mainly focuses on oceanography, sea ice, and ecosystem processes on high latitude shelf and slope regions. I graduated in 2010 with a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where my interest in interdisciplinary work was fostered by exploring the productive oceans surrounding Alaska.

In recent years, my focus shifted to the Eurasian Arctic, in an attempt to better understand issues such as ocean circulation, freshwater variability, water mass formation or shelf-basin exchange between the Siberian shelves and the Arctic basin.

In PEANUTS, we will investigate vertical nutrient fluxes and their regional and seasonal variability, and assess how these may change in a changing Arctic Ocean.

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

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