Vladimir Kattsov


Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Roshydromet

kattsov [at] mail.ru


7 Karbyshev Street
St. Petersburg
Russian Federation

Brief Biography

Vladimir Kattsov is a research scientist (since 1988) and the director (since 2007) of the Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory (MGO, St.Petersburg). His research includes global climate 3D modelling with a focus on the polar climate dynamics and model evaluation (author or co-author of about 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, books, and reports). He was a lead author of the IPCC 3rd (2001), 4th (2007), and 5th (2013, 2014) Assessment Reports, as well as of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA, 2005) and the two Russian national climate assessments (Roshydromet, 2008 and 2014). Since 2000, Dr. Kattsov has been with the WMO/ICSU/IOC of UNESCO’s World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) as a member of the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE, 2000-2005); “Climate and Cryosphere” project’s Scientific Steering Group (CliC SSG, 2007-2008); and currently – Joint Steering Committee (WCRP JSC, since 2009; as its vice-chair since 2013). He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Climate Center (APCC SAC, since 2006). He is a member of editorial boards of a number of Russian scientific journals.


Sea Ice

Science Specialties

climate modeling, climate change

Current Research

Variability and interaction of polar and global climatic processes using coupled atmospheric-ocean-sea ice general circulation models.