Daniela Jacob

-Director of Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)/ Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH
-ISC Fellow

Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob studied meteorology in Darmstadt and received her doctorate in Hamburg. Since 2015, Daniela Jacob has been director of the Climate Service Center Germany, a facility of the Helmholtz Center Hereon. She also works as a visiting professor at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

She was coordinating lead author of the IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and one of the lead authors of the fifth IPCC assessment report (WG II). Daniela Jacob is chair of the German Committee for Sustainability Research in Future Earth (DKN) and co-chair of WPN2030. She was a member of the European Commission’s Mission Board for “Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation”.

She is also a member of the “Earth League” and the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Destination Earth Initiative. Daniela Jacob has been an ECMWF Fellow since 2021. Her research focuses on regional climate modelling, climate services and adaptation to climate change, as well as the scientific support of the social transformation towards a sustainable and climate-resilient 1.5°C lifestyle. Daniela Jacob is editor-in-chief of Climate Services, a scientific journal she co-founded with Elsevier.

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