Momme Butenschön is a scientist and modeller with more than 10 years of experience in the field of ocean science coordinating the marine ecosystem modelling research at CMCC. During his career, he has developed a range of ecosystem models and model systems from coastal to global applications and published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications covering a wide range of topics such as physiological process studies, meta-analysis of the marine ecosystem and studies on the impact of climate change on the marine environment, food-web and ecosystem services.
Prior to working at CMCC, he worked as a Senior Scientist at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, where he led the development of the marine ecosystem model ERSEM. Momme studied for a Masters degree in Engineering Physics at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan Stockholm, before completing a PhD at the Università di Bologna in Geophysics on the topic of Marine Ecosystem Modelling and Data Assimilation.
Momme has been involved in a multitude of international research initiatives such as the EU H2020 programs CRESCENDO, CERES and TAPAS, the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, the EU framework 7 projects MEECE, EURO-BASIN, MyOcean, OPEC, VECTORS and MEDINA as well as several national research programs in the European countries he has lived and worked in.