Kopte, Robert Dr.

wiss. Mitarbeiter

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, R.8a
Telefon: +49 431 880-5046

Research interests

At the moment I am working on the implementation of a standard workflow for the operation and data handling of shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers on the four large German research vessels (Maria S. Merian, Meteor, Polarstern, Sonne). This is part of a pilot project initiated by the newly founded “Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung e.V.” to further improve the acquisition of marine underway datasets and establish a coordinated and curated data flow from the vessels to the archive.
I am further interested in all kinds of ocean dynamics from large-scale currents and waves to internal waves and tides. I am specifically interested in collecting and analyzing field data and work with hydroacoustic and other oceanographic instruments.


2007-2010     Bachelor of Science in „Physics of the Earth’s System” at Kiel University
2011-2013     Master of Science in “Climate Physics” at Kiel University
2014-2017     PhD and research associate at GEOMAR Kiel, Department of Physical Oceanography
2017-2018     PostDoc at GEOMAR Kiel, Department of Physical Oceanography
2018-2019     Associate Software Engineer at PPI AG, Kiel
2019               Sales Engineer at General Acoustics e.K., Kiel
Seit 2019       PostDoc at Kiel University, Department of Geosciences


Lübbecke, J. F. , Brandt, P. , Dengler, M. , Kopte, R., Lüdke, J. , Richter, I., Sena Martins, M. und Tchipalanga, P. C. M. (2019) Causes and evolution of the southeastern tropical Atlantic warm event in early 2016. Climate Dynamics, 53 (1-2). pp. 261-274. DOI 10.1007/s00382-018-4582-8.

Tchipalanga, P., Dengler, M. , Brandt, P. , Kopte, R., Macuéria, M., Coelho, P., Ostrowski, M. und Keenlyside, N. S. (2018) Eastern Boundary Circulation and Hydrography Off Angola: Building Angolan Oceanographic Capacities: Building Angolan Oceanographic Capacities. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99 (8). pp. 1589-1605. DOI 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0197.1.

Kopte, R., Brandt, P. , Claus, M. , Greatbatch, R. J. und Dengler, M. (2018) Role of Equatorial Basin-Mode Resonance for the Seasonal Variability of the Angola Current at 11°S. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48 (2). pp. 261-281. DOI 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0111.1.

Kopte, R., Brandt, P. , Dengler, M. , Tchipalanga, P. C. M., Macuéria, M. und Ostrowski, M. (2017) The Angola Current: Flow and hydrographic characteristics as observed at 11°S. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122 (2). pp. 1177-1189. DOI 10.1002/2016JC012374.

Brandt, P. , Claus, M. , Greatbatch, R. J. , Kopte, R., Toole, J. M., Johns, W. E. und Böning, C. W. (2016) Annual and semiannual cycle of equatorial Atlantic circulation associated with basin mode resonance. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46 (10). pp. 3011-3029. DOI 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0248.1