Georg Umgiesser, ISMAR-CNR, Castello 1364/A, 30122 Venezia
Assoc. Prof. Georg Umgiesser
Department of Oceanography ISMAR-CNR
Castello 1364/A, 30122 Venezia Italy
Georg Umgiesser is a senior scientist at the ISMAR-CNR, the Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council in Venice, Italy. He graduated in 1986 from the Institut für Meereskunde in Hamburg, after completing his thesis on the modeling of the Venice lagoon. His main interests are hydrodynamic numerical modeling, circulation, and sediment transport. He developed a framework of finite element models for the application to shallow water bodies, SHYFEM, which resolves hydrodynamic processes, as well as processes of water quality and sediment transport. This model has been applied extensively to the Venice lagoon and other Italian and Mediterranean lagoons. He participated in various EU projects, dealing with the North Sea, Mediterranean, turbulence and application of 3D hydrodynamic models.
He is teaching a course on Numerical Techniques and Large Scale Circulation at the University of Venice. He was also covering a position of a visiting professor at the Kyushu University in Japan. He is the author of over 20 publications in peer reviewed journals. At the moment he is working on the sea-lagoon exchange, the influence of the hydrological cycle on the lagoon environment, and sediment transport in very shallow water bodies.