Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Lorenz Meire

Guest researcher
Phone number
+31 (0)113 577 300
Guest researcher


  • Biogeochemistry
  • Glacier-Ocean interaction
  • Ecosystem modelling

Research interests

My main research interest is the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its impact on global biogeochemical cycling and local ecosystems. By combining physical, chemical and biological oceanography, the goal of my research is to understand how ocean-glacier interaction drives the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and what the impact is on the physical oceanography and carbon cycling of Greenland fjord systems. I address these topics by oceanographic field work in Greenland’s fjord combined with mathematical modelling.

Marine terminating glacier in Greenland (Lorenz Meire)

Short CV

I hold a master degree in Environmental Engineering (2009), a master in Master in Marine and Lacustrine sciences (2011) and a PhD in Marine science (2016). A list of my scientific output/achievements can be found here.



NIOZ publications

  • 2016
    Meire, L. (2016). Biogeochemical cycling in a subarctic fjord adjacent to the Greenland Ice Sheet. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent/NIOZ: Gent. 199 pp.
    Meire, L.; Meire, P.; Struyf, E.; Krawczyk, D.W.; Arendt, K.E.; Yde, J.C.; Juul-Pedersen, T.; Hopwood, M.J.; Rysgaard, S.; Meysman, F.J.R. (2016). High export of dissolved silica from the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43(17): 9173-9182.
    Meire, L.; Mortensen, J.; Rysgaard, S.; Bendtsen, J.; Boone, W.; Meire, P.; Meysman, F.J.R. (2016). Spring bloom dynamics in a subarctic fjord influenced by tidewater outlet glaciers (Godthåbsfjord, SW Greenland). J. Geophys. Res. 121(6): 1581-1592.