Inga Sauer

Doctoral Researcher


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20825
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Inga completed her Master’s Degree in Sustainability Science and Technology at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, working on institutional barriers for climate change adaptation in coastal management. In 2019, she started her PhD in the group of Event-based modeling of economic impacts of Climate Change at PIK. In her PhD project she works on the socio-economic dimension of river floods, analyzing direct damage and distributional effects of disasters and their attribution to climate change. Her work is embedded in the SLICE project (Short- and Long-Term Impacts of Climate Extremes).

Sauer, I.J., Walsh, B., Frieler, K. et al. Not enough time to recover? Understanding the poverty effects of recurrent floods in the Philippines, 15 May 2023, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square

Stalhandske, Z., Steinmann, C.B., Meiler, S., Sauer, I., Vogt, T., Bresch, D.N.,  Kropf, D.M.: Global multi-hazard risk assessment in a changing climate, 2023, PREPRINT

Frieler, K., Volkholz, J., Lange, S., Schewe, J., Mengel, M., Rivas López, M. R., Otto, C., Reyer, C. P. O., Karger, D. N., Malle, J. T., Treu, S., Menz, C., Blanchard, J. L., Harrison, C. S., Petrik, C. M., Eddy, T. D., Ortega-Cisneros, K., Novaglio, C., Rousseau, Y., Watson, R. A., Stock, C., Liu, X., Heneghan, R., Tittensor, D., Maury, O., Büchner, M., Vogt, T., Wang, T., Sun, F., Sauer, I. J., Koch, J., Vanderkelen, I., Jägermeyr, J., Müller, C., Klar, J., Vega del Valle, I. D., Lasslop, G., Chadburn, S., Burke, E., Gallego-Sala, A., Smith, N., Chang, J., Hantson, S., Burton, C., Gädeke, A., Li, F., Gosling, S. N., Müller Schmied, H., Hattermann, F., Wang, J., Yao, F., Hickler, T., Marcé, R., Pierson, D., Thiery, W., Mercado-Bettín, D., Forrest, M., and Bechtold, M.: Scenario set-up and forcing data for impact model evaluation and impact attribution within the third round of the Inter-Sectoral Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP3a), EGUsphere [preprint],, 2023.

Contributing author: O'Neill B, van Aalst M, Ibrahim ZZ, Berrang-Ford L, Bhadwal S, Buhaug H, Diaz D, Frieler F, Garschagen M, Magnan A, Midgley G, Mirzabaev A, Thomas A, and Warren R. 2022. Key Risks Across Sectors and Regions. In: Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Pörtner H-O, Roberts DC, Tignor M, Poloczanska ES, Mintenbeck K, Alegría A, Craig M, Langsdorf S, Löschke S, Möller V, Okem A, Rama B (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA, pp. 2411–2538, doi:10.1017/9781009325844.025.

Bertram C., Hilaire J, Kriegler E, Beck T, Bresch D, Clarke L, Cui R, Edmonds J, Charles M, Zhao A, Kropf
C, Sauer I, Lejeune Q, Pfleiderer P, Min J, Piontek F, Rogelj J, Schleussner CF, Sferra, F, van Ruijven B, Yu S,
Holland D, Liadze I, Hurst I (2021) : NGFS Climate Scenario Database: Technical Documentation V2.2

Sauer, I. Is the observed positive trend in global flood damages due to climate change?.

Sauer I J, Reese R, Otto C, Geiger T, Willner S N, Guillod B P, Bresch D N and Frieler K 2021 Climate signals in river flood damages emerge under sound regional disaggregation Nat. Commun. 12 1

Krichene H, Geiger T, Frieler K, Willner S N, Sauer I and Otto C 2021 Long-term impacts of tropical cyclones and fluvial floods on economic growth – Empirical evidence on transmission channels at different levels of development World Dev. 144 105475

Sauer, I.J., Roca, E. & Villares, M. Integrating climate change adaptation in coastal governance of the Barcelona metropolitan area. Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change 26, 16 (2021).

Sauer, I., Roca E., and Villares M. “Beach Users’ Perceptions of Coastal Regeneration Projects as An Adaptation Strategy in The Western Mediterranean.” Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, November 21, 2019, 109634801988911.

Sauer, I., Doerr C., and Schanze T. “Spike Sorting: The Overlapping Spikes Challenge.” Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering 1, no. 1 (September 14, 2015): 42–45.