Dr. Charlotte Sophie Juliane (Lotte) Möller

Title: Dr.
Prename: Charlotte Sophie Juliane (Lotte)
Surname: Möller
Profession: Geographer, hydrographer, professor
Birthday: 06/17/1893
Place of birth: Koblenz
Date of death: 06/22/1973
Place of death: Göttingen
Education: 1914–19 university studies (mathematics, physics, geography, geology) in Berlin; 1925 doctorate
Career: 1929 university lecturer qualification (*Habilitation*) in geography and hydrography; 1925–34 senior assistant at the Institute of Oceanography, University of Berlin; 1934 curator, 1935 professor extraordinarius at the Institute of Oceanography; from spring 1942 directs inspection of inland waters for the Nazi *Generalplan Ost*; 1946 dismissed; from 1952 lectures in oceanography and hydrography at Göttingen University
Memberships: From 1926 German Federation of University Women (DAB), active in the Berlin chapter; from 1929 member of DAB council and president of the German Association of Women University Lecturers (Verband der Hochschullehrerinnen Deutschlands); April 1933 Nazi Party and council member of the Nazified DAB; 1940 German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; from 1953 corresponding member of the Hannover Geographical Society and Academy for Regional Studies
Biographical literature: Walther Killy and Rudolf Vierhaus, *Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie*, vol. 7 (Munich: Saur, 1997), 170; Hans-Jürgen Brosin, “Lotte Möller (1893–1973) und die gewässerkundlichen Arbeiten am Institut für Meereskunde Berlin,” *Historisch-meereskundliches Jahrbuch* 6 (1999): 19–34; Cornelia Lüdecke, “Lotte Möller (1893–1973). Erste Ozeanografieprofessorin im deutschsprachigen Raum,” *Koryphäe* 35 (2004): 39–42; [*Neue Deutsche Biographie*, “Lotte Möller”](http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfz106_00499_1.html)
Major works: *Die Deviation bei Strommessungen im Meere* (diss.; Berlin: E.S. Mittler, 1925); *Die in den einzelnen Ostseestaaten zu Abflussmengen- und Strommessungen verwandten Geräte und Verfahren* (Berlin: Reichsministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, 1938)