Geronimo Gussmann

PhD student
Adaptation and Social Learning

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Global Climate Forum e.V.
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10178 Berlin, Germany



Geronimo is a political economist and postdoctoral researcher in the Adaptation and Social Learning process. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a Master’s degree in International Relations, and is currently completing his Ph.D. on coastal adaptation governance in the Maldives at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Geronimo is an empirical social scientist and works on questions relating to how rules and politics at the coast emerged, how they developed, and how sea-level rise changes them.

At the Global Climate Forum, he coordinates the ECAS-Baltic project, which develops strategies for nature-based coastal protection and adaptation at the German Baltic Sea Coast. He is also involved in the PROTECT project, which develops high-end sea-level rise scenarios with an improved representation of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet dynamics and assesses their potential impacts on coastal adaptation hotspots like the Maldives.


Gussmann, G., Hinkel, J., 2021. A framework for assessing the potential effectiveness of adaptation policies: Coastal risks and sea-level rise in the Maldives. Environmental Science & Policy 115, 35–42. 

Amores, A., Marcos, M., Pedreros, R., Le Cozannet, G., Lecacheux, S., Rohmer, J., Hinkel, J., Gussmann, G., van der Pol, T., Shareef, A., Khaleel, Z., 2021. Coastal Flooding in the Maldives Induced by Mean Sea-Level Rise and Wind-Waves: From Global to Local Coastal Modelling. Front. Mar. Sci. 8, 665672. 

Gussmann, G., Hinkel, J., 2020. What drives relocation policies in the Maldives? Climatic Change 163, 931–951.