Climate as a Complex System

Analysis beyond observation and simulation

Welcome! My group tries to make a contribution to understand the physics of the large-scale ocean circulation and the role of the ocean in the climate system through fundamental studies using concepts and methods from complex systems science.

Henk A. Dijkstra, Prof. dr. ir.

Professor of Dynamical Oceanography, Department of Physics, Utrecht University
Director of the
Centre for Complex Systems Studies, Utrecht University

Contact Information

Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Buys Ballot Building 661 Phone: +31-30-2532306 Fax: +31-30-2543163
h.a.dijkstra at

Honors and Awards

1996: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, PIONIER award
2002: Member Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences
2005: Lewis Fry Richardson Medal, European Geosciences Union (EGU)
2009: Fellow Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
2021: ERC Advanced Grant (European Research Council)

Curriculum Vitae (updated 1-1-2022)

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