Academic Career and Research Areas

Florian Seitz (b. 1976) holds the Chair of Geodetic Geodynamics and is head of the Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut (German Geodetic Research Institute) of the TUM (DGFI-TUM). His main scientific interest is the exploration of dynamic processes and interactions in the Earth system with satellite geodesy. The research of Prof. Seitz is focused on the realization of global and regional geodetic reference systems, studies of geodynamics, as well as on the observation and analysis of sea level changes and ocean currents from radar measurements of satellite altimetry.

After studying geodesy at the TUM, Professor Seitz became a research fellow at DGFI (2000 – 2007). In 2004 he obtained his doctorate at TUM. His thesis dealt with the atmospheric and oceanic influences on Earth rotation. He acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification in 2011. In 2006 he spent several months working as a research fellow at NASA’s prestigious Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) which is managed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena. Between 2007 and 2012 he was junior professor of Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology (ESPACE) at TUM. Since 2012 he has been a full professor of Geodetic Geodynamics at TUM and director of the DGFI-TUM.

Müller F. L., Dettmering D., Wekerle C., Schwatke C., Passaro M., Bosch W., Seitz F.: “Geostrophic currents in the northern Nordic Seas from a combination of multi-mission satellite altimetry and ocean modeling”. Earth System Science Data. 2019; 11(4).

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Sánchez L., Völksen Ch., Sokolov A., Arenz H., Seitz F.: “Present-day surface deformation of the Alpine region inferred from geodetic techniques”. Earth System Science Data. 2018; 10(3), doi: 10.5194/essd-10-1503-2018.

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Schwatke C., Dettmering D., Bosch W., Seitz F.: “DAHITI – an innovative approach for estimating water level time series over inland waters using multi-mission satellite altimetry”. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 2015; 19(10), doi: 10.5194/hess-19-4345-2015.

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