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Fabien Maussion

Climate, glaciers, open science, education, and software development.

Curriculum Vitae: Fabien Maussion

Last updated: March 2022

Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences
Research centre for Climate
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck
Personal website: fabienmaussion.info

Professional career


  • 2019: Data assimilation course at the University of Reading (1 week) and ECMWF (1 week)
  • 2008–2014: Technische Universität Berlin - Chair of Climatology – PhD thesis
  • 2007–2008: Technische Universität Berlin – International exchange year and Master degree
  • 2005–2006: SUPAÉRO – Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Toulouse (aerospace engineering school)
  • 2003–2004: Maths and physics preparation class in Strasbourg
  • 2002: Baccalaureate (High School Diploma)

PhD Thesis defended in February 2014 with the title “A new atmospheric dataset for High Asia : development, validation and applications in climatology and in glaciology” (summa cum laude).
Supervisor: Dieter Scherer. Reviewers: Christoph Schneider (RWTH Aachen), Georg Kaser (University of Innsbruck)


  • Wilhelm-Lauer-Preis 2014 (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz): Prize for an outstanding, original dissertation in the field of mountain geography

Functions at the University of Innsbruck

  • Deputy speaker (2017-2021) then speaker (2021-) of the Innsbruck Doctoral College “Mountain Climate and Environment
  • Chair of the “working group on IT and software infrastructure” at ACINN

Other activities & services to the community

Contributions to open source software and open data

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Research projects and grants

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Student supervision

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List of publications

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