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Projekte

GeoHab – BALDESH – Habitats and fields of stones in the shallow water environment of the Baltic Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein – their dynamics and function.

GeoHab – BALDESH Institutions involved:

Kiel University, Institute of Geosciences, Sedimentology, Coastal and Continental Shelf Research (IfG)

GEOMAR Helmholtz Zentrum für Ocean Research, Kiel

State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel (LLUR)

Personal involved:

Klaus Schwarzer

Gitta Ann von Rönn

Christph Heinrich

Andre Wagner

   
Funding period: Nov. 2014 – Oct. 2018
Funding Organization: State Government via State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel (LLUR)

Short description:

Changes in the environmental conditions due to sea level fluctuations, increase in storminess, euthrophication, exploitation of resources or construction works are firstly reflected in the coastal areas. The shallow water environments of the Baltic Sea coast of Schleswig Holstein are an alteration of sandy environments offshore lowlands and hard bottom substrates offshore active cliffs. The latter are partly covered with stones of different size and with dif-ferent spatial distribution. Depending on the exposure of the coastline, these relict sediments, which are an indicator of ongoing erosion and reworking of glacial deposits, can be observed down to 20 m water depth. Especially stones, which have been exploited for more than 100 years until 1976, are an extremely valuable habitat, recognized by several national and inter-national regulations and directives. The ascertainment of stones, their impact on the seafloor and their behaviour as an ecological habitat due to environmental changes is the main objec-tive of this research program.

For further information please visit http://www.uni-kiel.de/pressemeldungen/?pmid=2015-119-baldesh

 

STopP – „From sediment to top predators – influence of seabed characteristics on ben-thos and benthivorous birds“.

Coordination: LandesbetrieStoppb für Küstenschutz, Nationalpark und Meeresschutz, National-parkverwaltung (NPV)

Project-partner:

Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Wattenmeer-station Sylt (AWI), List.

Kiel University, Institute of Geosciences, Sedimentology, Coastal and Continental Shelf Re-search (IfG) and Research and Technology

Center Westcoast in Büsum (FTZ).

State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas, division: water bodies (LLUR).

Personal involved:

Klaus Schwarzer
Kerstin Wittbrodt
Andre Wagner
Eric Steen

Funding period: April 2013 – March 2016
Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Short descriptionSide-Scan Sonar mosaic with and box-coring stations

The joint research project "STopP“ is one of five projects which are funded in the framework of the call “Coastal Sea Research in the North and Baltic Sea.” which is part the FONA-program (Forschung für nachhaltige Entwicklung” of the German Federal Ministry of Educa-tion and Research.) STopP is coordinated by the national park administration of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
The influence of sediment characteristics, sediment distribution pattern and hydrological forc-ing on species composition and distribution is investigated. An evaluation is completed through a combination with statistical habitat models, ecological network analyses and hydrodynamic models and those abiotic factors leading to certain habitats and specific species communities. The joint research project aims to describe for the first time for the German North Sea coast those sceneries ecosystems that play a key role in the system sediment - benthos - top-predator. In this way an essential precondition for the overall assessment of the ecological status of marine ecosystems is  accomplished as well as for the implementation of national and international marine protection policies. It is planned to develop and to evaluate describing parameters  for descriptors "sea floor integrity ", "wood webs" , and "biodiversity" of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
In a sub-project, IfG carries out sediment and habitat mapping based on side scan sonar, multibeam echo sounder and sub bottom profiler techniques. Data are calibrated by sediment sampling and analyses as well as underwater video observations. Focus area is Amrum Bank (North Sea).

For further information please visit http://www.deutsche-kuestenforschung.de/stopp-214.html

 

SEDINO, Phase II (Sediment dynamics in the North- and Baltic Sea - delimitation of sea-floor-types considering the subsurface structure and the influence of benthic organisms on sediment properties and sediment distribution)  

Co-operation with:

Federal Maritime Agency (BSH) (co-ordination)
Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Wattenmeer-station Sylt (AWI), List.
Senkenberg am Meer, Wilhelmshaven
 

Personal involved:

 

Funding by BfN (Federal Agency for Nature Conservation) via BSH
Period I: June 2012 – October 2014
Period II: November 2014 – April 2017
 

Short description

The objective of SEDINO is a full coverage high resolution spatial sedi-mentological mapping of selected sites in the German EEZ of the North- and Baltic Sea with different hydro-acoustic (Side-Scan Sonar, parametric sub-bottom profiler) and optical meth-ods. Special focus is given to marine protected areas in the Baltic Sea (Odra Bank, Adler Ground, Kadet Channel and Fehmarn Belt, https://www.bfn.de/0314_meeresschutzgebiete+M52087573ab0.html) and North Sea (East-ern German Bight and Sylt Outer Reef (https://www.bfn.de/0314_meeresschutzgebiete+M52087573ab0.html). Besides Sediment distribution patterns the spatial and temporal distribution and dynamics of bedforms from small (dm) to macro scale (km) and the interaction with benthic organisms is investigated.

For further information pleas visit http://www.bfn.de/fileadmin/MDB/documents/themen/meeresundkuestenschutz/downloads/Fachtagungen/AWZ-Forschung-Ergebnisse/Claudia-Propp.pdf

 

 Identification of marine habitats in Flensburg Fjord (Baltic Sea) Marine habitats in Flensburg fjord

Funding: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas, LLUR
Fundig Period: July 2015 – June 2016

Personal involved:
Klaus Schwarzer
Christoph Heinrich

Short description: Shallow water coastal environments built up of boulder clay are wide-spread in the Baltic Sea. Due to relative sea level rise and coastal retreat they are mostly under abrasion, showing a high variability in sediment distribution patterns and colonization by numerous marine species. To identify and classify these seabed types respecting habitats, a multi-method investigation is applied by using side-scan sonar backscatter data, acoustic ground discrimination data, parametric echosounder data as well as grain size parameters. Calibration of backscatter data is supported by underwater video observations. This project, to be carried out in the low energy environment of Flensburg Fjord is a follow up of previously mapped areas (2009 – 2014) in the territorial waters of the Baltic Sea of Schleswig-Holstein (see previous projects).

 

Sediment-Classification

Sediment classification

Funding: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas, LLUR


Funding period: Sept. 2015 – August 2016 

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Christoph Heinrich

Short description

The State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas is collect-ing a huge amount of hydroacoustic data with their system “Echo Plus” during their monitoring cruises in the North Sea and Baltic Sea which are carried out several times/year during different seasons. These Echo Plus data might be used to classify the seafloor sediment properties and to detect even different kinds of seafloor habitats. However, this needs cali-bration and comparison with other hydroacoustic devices under controlled conditions. 

 

Operational Monitoring of hard bottom substrates in the Western Baltic Sea

Monitoring of hard bottom substrates

Funding: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas, LLUR

Funding period: 2005 - 2015

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Sarah Kasten
Scientific Diving Group of Kiel University

 

 

 

 

 

Abgeschlossene Projekte

AufMod (Aufbau von integrierten Modellsystemen zur Analyse der langfristige Morphodynamik in der Deutschen Bucht

Funding organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Funding period: Nov. 2009 – Oct. 2012

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Tobias Dolch
Peter Feldens
Anna Krätschell


Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier: http://edok01.tib.uni-hannover.de/edoks/e01fb14/780783271.pdf

 

Compilation of marine habitats in coastal waters of Schleswig-Holstein

Funding organization: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR)
Funding period: July 2007 – June 2008

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Sören Themann
Regina Krause
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272237166_Zusammenstellung_der_marinen_Lebensraumtypen_nach_FFH

 

Identification of marine habitats west of Fehmarn Island (Baltic Sea)

Funding organization: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR)
Funding period: Oct. 2009 – August 2010

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Peter Feldens
 

Identification of marine habitats in Mecklenburg Bight, Sagas Bank (Baltic Sea)

Funding organization: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR)
Funding period: Oct. 2011– Sept. 2012

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Christoph heinrich
Svenja Papenmeier
 

Identification of marine habitats on the abrasion platform offshore Schleimünde – Kiel Bight (Baltic Sea)

Funding organization: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR)
Funding period: Nov. 2012 – December 2013

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Christoph Heinrich
 

SEDYMAN I + II (Sediment dynamics in Mangrove areas)

Funding organization: DFG (German Research Foundation)
Funding period: May 2007 – June 2013

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Patrycjya Czerniak
Nguyen Cong Thanh (Phase II)
 

Evaluation of sediment-classification data from the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

Funding: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR)
Funding period: July 2008 – Sept. 2010 

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Sören Themann
 

Extended evaluation of sediment-classification data from the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

Funding: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR).
Funding period: Oct. 2010 – March 2015 

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Christoph Heinrich
 

TUNWAT (Tsunami deposits in nearshore and coastal waters off Thailand)

Funding organization: DFG (German Research Foundation)
Funding period: Sept. 2007 – August 2013

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Peter Feldens
Daroonwan Sakuna - Schartz
 

BASYS (Baltic Sea System Study)

Funding organization: EU
Funding period: January 1996 – December 1999

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Markus Diesing

For further information please visit: http://www2008.io-warnemuende.de/Projects/Basys/en_home.htm
 

EUMARSAND (European Marine Sand- and Gravel Extraction)

Funding organization: EU
Funding period: Oct. 2002 – March 2006

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Faustino Manso

For further information please visit: http://www.jstor.org/stable/i40041774

Erforschung der FFH-Lebensraumtypen Sandbank und Riff in d. AWZ der dt. Nord- und Ostsee (BfN)

Funding organization: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
Funding period: May 2002 – March 2007

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Markus Diesing
Erwan Garel

For further information please visit: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271963934_Erforschung_der_FFH-Lebensraumtypen_Sandbank_und_Riff_in_der_AWZ_der_deutschen_Nord-_und_Ostsee_%28FKZ-Nr._802_85_270%29

and https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235345916_Identification_of_submarine_hard-bottom_substrates_in_the_German_North_Sea_and_Baltic_Sea_EEZ_with_high-resolution_acoustic_seafloor_imaging

Identification of Marine Living Resources in Hörnum Tief (North Sea)

Funding organization: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR)

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Sören Themann
Melanie Hermann
 

SDNS

Funding organization: Industry (Wintershall via GEOMAR)
Funding period: Oct. 2007 – Sept. 2010

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Sören Themann
 

RADOST (Regional Adaption Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast)

Funding organization: State Government via State Agency of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR)
Funding period: May 2010 – Dec. 2010

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Peter Feldens
For further information please visit: http://klimzug-radost.de/publikationen/seitensichtsonar-kartierung

 

Küstensicherung Timmendorfer Strand

Funding organization: Local community

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Regina Krause
 

RegStone (Regeneration of subaquatic stone fields)

Funding organization: State Government via LLUR

Personal involved

Klaus Schwarzer
Björn Bohling
For further information please visit: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/272093617_Regeneration_subaquatischer_Steinfelder_in_der_westlichen_Ostsee