Assistant Professor of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Science
Ph.D. (Dr-Ing.), University of Siegen, 2014
Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.), University of Siegen, 2010
Physical Oceanography and Coastal Engineering
Understanding global and regional sea level variability and its link to coastal flooding
Dr. Dangendorf first came to ODU in December, 2019 as an assistant professor in the OEAS
department. He spent in previous professional life at the University
of Siegen in
Germany. His various positions there were research associate, postdoc, and Academische Rat.
During this time he acted in various capacities (up to Group Leader) in the Research Institute
for Water and Environment, in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Dr. Dangendorf is a member of American Geophysical Union (AGU) and
European Geophysical Union (EGU).
He is also a member of the global sea level budget team formed under
the umbrella of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and the
Inter-Commission Committee on "Geodesy for Climate Research" (https://iccc.iag-aig.org/):
Dr. Dangendorf was contributing author to the IPCC Special Report on
Ocean and Cryosphere Chapter 4 “Sea Level Rise and Implications for
Low-Lying Islands, Coasts and Communities” and co-leads the
International Team “Towards a unified sea level record” at the
International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern
He acts as editor for "Scientific Data" (Nature Publishing Group), and
has previously acted as review editor of the
Coastal Ocean Process Section in Frontiers in
Marine Science, and associate editor of the Special Issue
"Global and Regional Sea Level Variability and
Change" in Frontiers in Marine Science.
Dr. Dangendorf's primary interest is the understanding of global and regional
sea level variability (timescales
from minutes to millennia) and its link to coastal flooding. He is particularly interested in
enhancing our understanding of the associated contributing processes
(in the ocean, the atmosphere, on land and in the cryosphere)
and the role of anthropogenic and natural forcing
using a combination of various measurements, proxies, numerical models
and advanced statistical approaches. This also comprises the
development of global and regional sea level reconstruction approaches
with a particular focus on the past ~300 years.