Ocean Dynamics and the Carbon Cycle
The ocean is a turbulent fluid and controls climate on time scales from months to millenia. It is also nonlinear: Small scale processes like turbulence and waves affect climate.
The research of our group is focused on ocean processes that contribute to the large climate fluctuations observed in the last million years:
Marine Biology and Carbon Cycle
With the help of global earth system models we attempt to understand how marine biogeochemistry and ocean turbulence interact, and to what extent this interaction explains the Pleistocene variations in atmospheric CO
With the help of deep learning algorithms we combine several decades of wave height data from Danish offshore platforms with meteorological data to predict the likelihood of Rogue Wave events in the North Sea.
Together with colleagues from Gothenburg, Norwich and Warnemuende we measure ocean turbulence in the sidewall and bottom boundary layers off the island of Bornö. We then develop new turbulence closure schemes to improve climate models.
Master and Bachelor Students
Our work is based in theories and numerical simulations of ocean circulation. If you have a strong background in physics and mathematics we would very much like to talk to you, and together we can find an ocean-physics based project to work on. You are also welcome to talk to any of the oceanography students listed in the Staff and Students sections.
Recommended courses for first year Master students
|Earth and Climate Physics||Master||7,5||1|
|General Circulation of the Atmosphere||Master||7,5||2|
|Glacier Dynamics and Modelling||Master||7,5||3|
|Steady Ocean Circulation||Master||7,5||4|
|Dynamical Models for Climate and NWP||Master||7,5||4|
|Research Topics in Physical Oceanography in Collaboration with University of Hamburg, Oslo and Stockholm at Bornöe||Master & PhD||7,5||5|
TeamOcean, the Oceanography group in the Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth Section, is scattered around Tagensvej 16 (DK-2200, Copenhagen), Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Google Map
Travelling from the Airport
- By Taxi: Taxi to the area costs about DKK 300 (€ 40), while dropping off downtown costs about DKK 200 (€ 27)
- By Public Transportation: The easiest way to get to TeamOcean by public transportation is by metro to Nørreport Station (runs every 4-6 min – traveling time about 15 min), and then by bus from Nørreport Station. You'll find ticket-automats at the metro station and at the DSB (train station) counter at Terminal 3. The metro station is located at the end of Terminal 3. You need a three-zone ticket, price: DKK 36 (€ 4.80). The ticket is valid on the metro or train as well as on the bus for 1.5 hours.
If you are going downtown first, you can take bus no. 250 (express), or any train that goes to the main train station (KBH H), or bus no. 12 to the City Hall (Rådhus). Use the ticket-automat, or buy a three-zone ticket on the bus; price: DKK 36 (€ 4.80). Remember that tickets are valid on the train, metro and bus.
Traveling from Downtown/Nørreport
- By Taxi: From downtown to TeamOcean it costs about DKK 90 (€12). Vacant cabs carry a sign with the word FRI (free) on display. Upon completion of your ride, cab drivers can provide you with a receipt upon request. Credit cards are welcomed in most taxis, but you should ask when you get in. Most cabbies understand English.
- By Public Transportation: Bus no. 150S, 184, 185, 42, 43 or 6A from Nørreport Station going north/west. Get off at Nørre Campus (5 minutes). The building of Tagensvej 16 is very close to bus stops.
You need a three-zone ticket (36 DKK - € 4.80) from the airport, or a two-zone ticket (24 DKK - € 3.20) to the Tagensvej 16 from Nørreport. There are ticket-automats at all subways and train stations. Tickets can also be bought from the bus driver. Two-zone and three-zone tickets lasts for 30 minutes per zone (three zones = 1.5 hours).
A bank service is available in the baggage claim area and to the left when you exit customs in Terminal 3. There are also cash withdrawal machines (ATMS) there, and on the street (outside of banks) in many places in Downtown Copenhagen; look for a sign that says KONTANT (cash). Furthermore, there are other cash exchange services downtown. Banks close at 4 PM. Here are the latest exchange rates
The first of a series of summer events, organized by TeamOcean, the Bornö Summer School 2013 at Bornö research station near Trollhättan in Sweden was a collaboration between researchers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany. The weeklong stay was, apart from having an array of academic goals, intended to strengthen the professional collaboration in the field of Oceanography and climate research across the countries of the Nordic Seas regions in the future.
|Bachelors of Science||Year||Went to|
|Marie Cecilie Boysen||2020||
continued with MSc at NBI
MSc at TeamOcean
|Jesper Rask Pedersen||2018||
MSc at NBI
|Andy Morris||2017||MSc at Imperial College|
|Naya Rye Jørgensen||2017||MSc at DTU|
|Søren Borg Nielsen||2015||MSc at TeamOcean|
|Karl Søren Geertsen||2014||MSc at DTU|
|Vega Theil Carstensen||2013||MSc at DTU|
Masters of Science
Bavarian Environmental Ministry
Laurits Støvring Andreasen
PhD at Utrecht University
Floriane Océane Sudre
|2019||PhD at Uni. of Hong Kong|
Steffen Randrup Kristensen
PhD at Uni. of Tromsø
|Olga L. Dimopoulou||2019||Weathernews|
|Thomas Søndergaard Eriksen||2017||PhD at University Hamburg|
|Søren Borg Nielsen||2016||PhD at TeamOcean|
|Dion Häfner||2016||DHI / PhD at TeamOcean|
|Johanne Øelund||2016||Surfing in Sri Lanka|
|Mads Bruun Poulsen||2015||PhD at TeamOcean|
|Jonathan Rheinlænder||2015||PhD position at Bergen|
|Turid Laksaa||2014||Left for at position at ESVAGT|
|Ida Ringgaard||2014||PhD at DMI|
Søren Borg Nielsen
|Mads Bruun Poulsen||2019||Ørsted|
|Hannah Kleppin||2016||University of Hamburg|
|Joel Pedro||20(15-17)||University of Tasmania|
Texas at Austin
Long Term Visitors
|2015||University of Hawaii|
|Kelvin Richards||2015||University of Hawaii|
|Guo, Chuncheng||Visiting Researcher|
|Häfner, Dion||PhD fellow||+45 353-33890|
|Jochum, Markus||Professor||+45 353-26921|
|Lange, Xaver||Postdoc||+45 353-31259|
|Nuterman, Roman||Laboratory coordinator||+45 353-37743|
|Shaffer, Gary||Professor emeritus|
The Future at TeamOcean
At TeamOcean, we develop and maintain the ocean model Veros, a high-performance general circulation model for CPU and GPU in pure Python.
Because the Baroque is over!
Theory at TeamOcean
Animation of cross-equatorial geostrophic adjustment, MSc thesis of D. Häfner
TeamOcean at Sea
M120 Research Cruise: Recife to Walvis Bay. Presentation by Helen R. Pillar
|Marta Mrozowska||MSc. Student||Silicate Cycle|
|Maliha Shfagat Khan||MSc. Student||Dansgaard-Oeschger Physics|
|Ruth Julia Ladwig||MSc. Student||LGM Carbon Budgets|
|Ida Stoustrup||MSc. Student||Machine Learning|
|Nanna Nielsen||BSc. Student||Marine Carbon Cycle|