Dr. Jan Saynisch-Wagner

Jan Saynisch-Wagner
Dr. Jan Saynisch-Wagner
Group Leader
Telegrafenberg
Building A 20, Room 318
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-2371
+49 331 288-1163
jan.saynisch-wagner@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Head of Research Group: Data Assimilation and Inverse Sensitivities

Research Interests:

Career:

  • Since 2019: Head of Research Group: Data Assimilation and Inverse Sensitivities 
  • Since 2013: Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ: Modelling of global and regional oceanic systems. Assimilation and analysis of sea-level, gravity- and magnetic field data. Coupled modelling and assimilation.
  • 2012-2013: Freie Universität Berlin: Earth rotation and climate change.
  • 2009-2012: Research associate (PostDoc) at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

Education:

  • 2009: Thesis: The influence of the oceans on the Earth's rotation.
  • 2006–2009: PhD student at Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven.
  • 2004–2006: Student research assistant in "Nonlinear Dynamics" group of Prof. Dr. J. Kurths, Univ. Potsdam
  • 2004: Student research assistant in the "Photonik" group of Prof. Dr. R. Menzel, Univ. Potsdam
  • 1998-2006: University Potsdam. Diploma in physics. Thesis in nonlinear dynamics (noise/ENSO).

Projects:

2017-2021: Helmholtz Association: ''Zukunftsthemen''. Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity ( ESM). Earth System Data Assimilation.

2017-2021: DFG-Priority-Programme (SPP 527): "International Ocean Discovery Program" ( IODP)". Transport, Removal and Accumulation of sediments Numerically Simulated for Paleo-Oceans and Reconstructed from cores of The Eirik Drift ( TRANSPORTED)

2019-2022: DFG-Priority-Programme ( SPP1788): "Study of Earth system dynamics with a constellation of potential field missions". Ocean signals in Earth's magnetic field ( OceanMag-II)

2015-2019: DFG-Priority-Programme ( SPP1788): "Study of Earth system dynamics with a constellation of potential field missions". Detectability of non-tidal ocean signals in the Earth magnetic field ( OceanMag-I)

2014-2016: GNSS Remote Sensing aboard the ISS ( GEROS-ISS)

2012-2014: DFG-Research-Group ( FOR584): "Earth rotation and global dynamic processes". Long-term ERP time series as indicators for global climate variability and climate change (ERP-CLIVAR)

2009 - 2012: DFG-Research-Group ( FOR584): "Earth rotation and global dynamic processes".
 Earth rotation and ocean circulation II

2006 - 2009: DFG-Research-Group ( FOR584): "Earth rotation and global dynamic processes".
 Earth rotation and ocean circulation I

Publications