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Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob

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Prof Dr Daniela Jacob studied meteorology in Darmstadt and obtained her doctorate in Hamburg. Since 2015, Daniela Jacob has been Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), an institution of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon.

She is also a visiting professor at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. She was the coordinating lead author of the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and one of the lead authors of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WG 2).

Daniela Jacob is Chair of the Climate Council of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and of the German Committee for Sustainability Research in Future Earth (DKN) and Co-Chair of WPN2030. She was a member of the European Commission's Mission Board for "Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation". She is also a member of the Earth League and the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Destination Earth Initiative. Daniela Jacob has been an ECMWF Fellow since 2021. Her research focuses on regional climate modelling, climate services and adaptation to climate change, as well as scientific support for the societal transformation towards a sustainable and climate-resilient 1.5°C lifestyle.

Until 2024, Daniela Jacob was editor-in-chief of the journal "Climate Services", a scientific journal she co-founded with Elsevier.

Detailed CV of Daniela Jacob (933 KB)

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