Hans von STORCH

Hans von Storch is director emeritus of the Institute of Coastal Research of the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), professor at the University of Hamburg and guest professor at the Ocean University of China (Qingdao), Senior Scientist and leader of the "Statistical Analysis and Modelling" group at the Max Planck-Institute for Meteorology, and director of the Institute of Coastal Research of HZG. A mathematician involved in the social science dimension of climate change in the framework of postnormal science, he became additionally a member of the faculty of social science of the University of Hamburg. He works on climate diagnostics and statistical climatology, regional climate change, and its transdisciplinary context. He is author of twenty books, including “Statistical Analysis in Climate Research” with Francis Zwiers and “Die Klimafalle” with ethnologist Werner Krauss, and numerous articles. He is editor-in-chief of Oxford University Press Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science and a member of several editorial and advisory boards. He was a lead author of Working Group I of the Third Assessment Report of IPCC and of Working Group II of the Fifth Assessment of the IPCC, chaired efforts for a climate change assessment for the Baltic Sea Catchment (BACC II). He is also a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and holds an honorary doctorate of the University of Göteborg. The significance of his work was recognized by becoming distinguished by the order of merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2019.