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GEOMAR- Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Postdoctoral Researcher
Biogeochemical Modeling


Nadine Mengis is a postdoctoral researcher at GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Earth system modeling in 2016, she moved for a Postdoctoral position at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada. This is where she started to work on the concept of the remaining carbon budget, and specifically on the impact of non-CO2 climate forcing agents on the remaining carbon budget. After a stay at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, where she continuing her work on Earth system modeling, she decided to become a part of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative. Here she works on net-zero solutions for Germany. Starting from Sept. 2021, Nadine will start her Emmy Noether Research Group with the title “FOOTPRINTS - From carbon removal to achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal: temperature stabilization”. Nadine’s work is driven by her passion for climate action and finding ways to achieve temperature stabilization. In this context, she continues to assess options for carbon dioxide removal that range from nature-based solutions to technological CDR combined with permanent carbon storage. Especially for such assessments, she sees great value in interdisciplinary collaborations as well as in the communication of underlying assumptions of research results.