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Prof. Bart van den Hurk is professor of 'Climate Interactions with the Socio-Ecological System' within the Section Water and Climate Risk. Bart has a PhD on land surface modelling, obtained in Wageningen in 1996. Since then he has developed a scientific career at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) as researcher, involved in studies addressing modelling land surface processes in regional and global climate models, data assimilation of soil moisture, and constructing regional climate change scenarios. Much of his research deals with understanding and diagnosing the degree to which land surface processes affect the regional climate, both via direct interaction with the overlying atmosphere, and via effects on the regional atmospheric circulation

Currently he is strongly involved with the KNMI global modelling project EC-Earth, and is co-author of the land surface modules of the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Bart is leading the development of the Dutch National Climate Change Scenarios, and is lead author of the scientific documentation and part of the analysis of the climate scenarios. Bart is furthermore, theme coordinator of the theme Climate Scenarios in the Dutch research programme Climate Changes Spatial Planning (BSIK KvR). In addition, he has coordinated a project dealing with creation of tailored climate scenarios for different stakeholders, ranging from Agriculture to Insurance.

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  • KNMI | De Bilt | Manager Onderzoek | 1995-09-01 - present
  • NWO | Den Haag | Commissielid Gebiedsbestuur ALW | 2009-06-01 - present

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