Peter Bauer

Deputy Director of Research/Lead Scientist
Research Department

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Summary: 
I am the deputy Director of the Research Department at ECMWF, and support the Director of the Department in defining and implementing the research necessary to fulfil ECMWF's 10-year strategy. As the manager of the Scalability Programme, I am also in charge of defining and implementing the scientific and computational developments which ensure that the ECMWF forecasting system will operate efficiently on future high-performance computing architectures and that ECMWF can realize its ambitious science goals. Both responsibilities require a strong engagement with academia, national research centres and meteorological-hydrological services across Member States, the European Commission, international organisations and industry.
Professional interests: 
  • Support of the WMO WWRP Polar Prediction Project (PPP), its Year Of Polar Prediction (YOPP), and the Horizon-2020 APPLICATE project.
  • Coordination of Scalability programme and its six internal projects (COPE, OOPS, PantaRhei, Hermes, OAFS and CAS).
  • Management of the acquisition of the supporting externally funded projects (Horizon 2020: ESCAPE, ESCAPE-2, NextGenIO, ESiWACE, EuroEXA, EPiGRAM-HS, MAESTRO).
  • Coordination of Horizon-2020 projects (ESCAPE, ESCAPE-2). 
  • Coordination of Horizon-2020 Flagship preparatory action ExtremeEarth.
  • Representation of ECMWF in external advisory and review committees: WMO, DWD, CMCC, PRACE.
Career background: 

Education

1990-1992

University of Hamburg, Germany, Promotion Meteorology (Ph.D. degree), Prof. Dr. H. Grassl

1985-1989

University of Cologne, Germany, Diplom Meteorology (M.Sc. level), Prof. Dr. E. Raschke

1982-1985

University of Muenster, Germany, Vordiplom (B.Sc. level) Geophysics

1974-1982

Humboldt-Gymnasium, Dortmund, Germany, Abitur

Employment

since 12/2015

Deputy Director of Research, ECMWF.

since 11/2013

Manager of Scalability Programme, ECMWF.

01/2011-12/2015

Head of Model Division, ECMWF.

08/2007-12/2010

Head of Satellite Section, ECMWF. 

06/2003-07/2007

Head of 'Assimilation of cloud and rain affected observations' group, ECMWF. 

since 01/2002

Member of Staff, Research Department, ECMWF.

01/2000-12/2001

Consultant, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Research Department, Satellite Data Section.

10/1998-03/1999

Guest Scientist (DLR Research Award), Centre d'Etude des Environnements Terrestre et Planetaires l'Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Velizy, Paris, France, Department de l'Atmosphere Basse et Moyenne.

11/1997-04/1998

Guest Scientist, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, U.S.A., Laboratory for Atmospheres.

07/1993-03/1994

Visiting Scientist Appointment by University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR fellowship) at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS), Camp Springs, Maryland, U.S.A., Microwave Sensing Group, Oceanic Sciences Branch.

11/1989-12/1999

Researcher, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute for Systems Analysis, Group Leader: `Remote Sensing of Precipitation and Evaporation'.

10/1985-10/1989

Student employee, University of Cologne, Germany.

External recognitions: 

Awards

2018

German Helmholtz Society International Fellow Award

2015

Group Achievement Award to Global Precipitation Measurement Post-Launch Team issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

2014

Certification of appreciation in recognition of outstanding contribution to the THORPEX programme issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

2012

Prof. Dr. Vilho Vaisala Award for the Development and Implementation of the Instruments and Methods of Observation, issued by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

1997

Research Sabbatical Award of the German Aerospace Center

1994

Science Award of the German Aerospace Center

Field campaigns

1997

SO 116 campaign, Indian Ocean: Radiometric measurements of sea surface skin temperature and global radiation

1988

ARKTIS 88, Arctic Sea: Derivation of the surface radiation budget over sea-ice by satellite data. Validation by both airborne and surface measurement

1987

International Cirrus Experiment (ICE), North Sea: Derivation of radiative properties of cirrus clouds by airborne measurements and satellite data

Memberships and appointments

since 2019

Member of PRACE Access Committee

since 2018

Member of CMCC Scientific Advisory Panel

2017

Member of KNMI Review Committee

since 2015

Member of WMO/WWRP Scientific Steering Committee

since 2015

Member of DWD Hans Ertel Centre for Weather Research Programmatic Committee

2013-2017

Member of ESA Earth Science Advisory Committee

2013-2014

ECMWF delegate in WMO/WWRP THORPEX International Core Steering Committee

2012-2015

Member of DWD Hans Ertel Centre for Weather Research Review Committee

2012-2015

Member of EUMETSAT Precipitation Science Advisory Group

2011-2018

Member of WWRP Polar Prediction Project Steering Group

2010-2015

Member of the GEWEX Scientific Steering Group (SSG)

2010-2015

Principal investigator and member of the science team for ISRO/CNES Megha-Tropiques mission

2006-2015

Principal investigator and member of the science team for NASA/JAXA Precipitation Measurement Mission (PMM)

2007-2010

ECMWF observer at EUMETSAT Scientific \& Technical Group (STG)

2006-2010

Member of EUMETSAT Post-EPS Mission Experts Team

2005-2006

Member of EUMETSAT Post-EPS Applications Experts Group

2004-2007

Co-Chairman of WMO International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG)

2002-2004

Member of the ESA Mission Advisory Group for the European Contribution to the Global Precipitation Mission (EGPM)

2001-2004

Member of science team for the European Contribution to the Global Precipitation Mission (EGPM)

2001-2003

Member of science team for research algorithms of NASDA mission ADEOS-II

2001-2002

Member of ESA advisory group for Future Microwave Radiometer Science (FMR-SAG)

2001

Member of French-German science exchange forum

1999-2000

Member of the French science team for the French-Indian satellite mission Megha-Tropiques

1998-2000

Expert for European Community action COST-712 `Application of microwave radiometry to atmospheric research and monitoring', Project 1 `Development of radiative transfer models'

1997-1998

Representative of the German Space Agency (DARA) in Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) / Integrated Global Observing System (IGOS) Analysis Group

1996-1998

Representative of DLR in the National Member Organisation (NMO) of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

1994-2000

Principal investigator and member of the science team for NASA/JAXA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)

 

Publications

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Contact Details:
peter . bauerecmwf . int
Tel. +44 (0) 118 9499080