Dr. Nicole Richter

Nicole Richter
Dr. Nicole Richter
Helmholtzstraße 6/7
Building H 7, Room 320
14467 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28795

Research Interests:

  • Active volcanic ocean island evolution and edifice stability
  • Volcano-ice interaction
  • Satellite geodesy for volcano deformation monitoring
  • Lava flow modelling and hazard assessment


Since July 2020
Postdoctoral researcher at GFZ Potsdam (SSIVOLC, Mobility Programme)

October 2017 - March 2020
Postdoctoral researcher at the Piton de la Fournaise Volcanological Observatory, La Réunion, France (ANR SlideVolc)
(Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris - Sorbonne Paris Cité; OVPF-IPGP)

April - May 2019
PI of SSIVOLC - a volcano related project during cruise PS119 on board the German research vessel RV Polarstern to the South Sandwich Islands, which departed on 15 April 2019 from Punta Arenas and ended on 31 May 2019 at the Falkland Islands


2012 – 2017    PhD in Remote Sensing at the University of Potsdam and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
2010 – 2011    Master Thesis at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), HI, USA
2007 – 2011    MSc in Geoinformatics, Department of Earth Observation, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
                   Bachelor Thesis at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
2004 – 2007    BSc in Geography, Department of Earth Observation, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany


ANR SlideVolc: https://anr.fr/Project-ANR-16-CE04-0004
SSIVOLC: https://epic.awi.de/id/eprint/48308/1/Expeditionsprogramm_PS119.pdf
PhD project within HGF-EDA: http://hgf-eda.de/


DAAD Scholarship 2010/2011