Momme Butenschön is Deputy Director of the Ocean Modelling and Data Assimilation Division and Lead Scientist of the Earth System Modelling Research Unit at CMCC.
He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of ocean science, has developed a range of marine 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.
He is a Contributing Author of the IPCC Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, an invited member of the ICES Expert Group on Integrative, Physical-biological and Ecosystem Modelling and a Consortium Expert on the Scientific Advisory Board of the NEMO consortium. He teaches as contract lecturer at the University of Venice Ca’Foscari within the PhD Program “Science and Management of Climate Change”.
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 Master’s 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 FutureMARES, 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.
Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4592-9927
- Alkalinization Scenarios in the Mediterranean Sea for Efficient Removal of Atmospheric CO2 and the Mitigation of Ocean Acidification
- Controls on near-bed oxygen concentration on the Northwest European Continental Shelf under a potential future climate scenario
- Modeling the seasonality and controls of nitrous oxide emissions on the northwest European continental shelf
- Can we project changes in fish abundance and distribution in response to climate?
- Chapter 4: Projected changes in global and national potential marine fisheries catch under climate change scenarios in the twenty-first century
- Responses of summer phytoplankton biomass to changes in top-down forcing: Insights from comparative modelling