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Dr. Swantje Preuschmann

Swantje Preuschmann

Phone: +49 (0) 40 226 338 446
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Swantje Preuschmann originally studied geography and mathematics to become a teacher. After completing her studies focusing on climate geomorphology, she had the opportunity to investigate surface-forming processes on our neighbouring planet Mars in the remote sensing of planets and work as a project assistant in the HRSC experiment on ESA Mars Express at the FU Berlin.

Returning to Earth system processes but remaining true to remote sensing methods, her focus shifted to understanding the reflectance properties (albedo) of vegetation-covered surfaces of the Earth. She later focused on the representation of temporally and spatially varying albedo for land surfaces in climate models, which was the subject of her doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.

The integration of land-use change scenarios is the scientific focus in the Climate Change and Transformation Department at the Climate Service Center. Swantje also coordinated the outreach work in the EU FP7 project IMPACT2C and developed the IMPACT2C web atlas. For GERICS, she worked on a synthesis of externally funded projects and strategy development to generate new prototype Climate Service products and was involved in the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 °C Global Warming. She is currently working in the H2020 project OPERANDUM on nature-based solutions for rural regions to improve their resilience to climate change and in the Net Zero 2050 project of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative, where she leads the Net-Zero-2050 Web-Atlas project.

IMPACT2C web-atlas Net-Zero-2050 Web-Atlas

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