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

Coordination: Landesbetrieb 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
Eric Steen

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

Short descriptionStoPp

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

 

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

Institutions involved:

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

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

 

   
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

 

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)  SEDINO

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:

Klaus Schwarzer

Peter Richter

 

 

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

 

 

The SouthChina Sea Deep

National Science Foundation of China, 2013-2018
Collaborators: State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology, Tongji University, Shanghai
Contact person: Karl Stattegger
The mission of the project is to correlate the deep basin of the South China Sea and surrounding land, including three major scientific themes: tectonics and magmatism, stratigraphy and sedimentology, paleoceanography and paleoclimatology. Major goals are sediment fluxes from source to sink and preparing for ocean drilling on the Sunda Shelf.

 

 

Climate - Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Oceans (SFB 754)sfb754

Collaborators:

GEOMAR
several institutes at Kiel University

The Collaborative Research Center (SFB 754) addresses the relatively newly recognized threat of ocean deoxygenation, its possible impact on tropical oxygen minimum zones and implications for the global climate-biogeochemistry system. The overall goal of the SFB 754 is to improve understanding of the coupling of tropical climate variability and circulation with the ocean's oxygen and nutrient balance, to quantitatively evaluate the nature of oxygen-sensitive tipping points, as well as to assess consequences for the Ocean's future.

For further information please visit: http://www.sfb754.de/en/?Home

 

The importance of submarine groundwater discharge for the southwestern Baltic Sea (SGDBALTIC)SGDBALTIC

Collaborators:
Alfred-Wegner Institute, Bremerhaven
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig

This project investigates the occurrence of submarine groundwater discharge in the southwestern Baltic Sea and the potential impact of SGD on the coastal environment (EU FP7 funded).

Transport and Fluxes across the benthic boundary layer – subproject within the special research project SFB 754 “Climate - Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean” (further information: http://www.sfb754.de/en/?Home)

 

Groundwater/seawater along the south African coast and its effects on sustainable coastal and water resource management (SPACES).SPACES

Collaborators:
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig (project coordinator)
Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Western Cape, South Africa

This collaborative project investigates the groundwater/seawater interaction (GSI) along the South African south coast between False Bay and East London with the focus on the impact of groundwater discharge on coastal environments and its effects on marine biota. Furthermore the vulnerability of aquifers due to land use changes and due to groundwater overexploitation is studied (BMBF funded).

For further information please visit: http://www.spaces-gsi.com/

 

Biogeochemistry of trace metals and their isotopes in the southeastern Atlantic. RV Meteor cruise M121.MEteorCruise

 

Principal investigators:
Prof. Dr. M. Frank
Prof. Dr. E. Achterberg
Prof. Dr. Andrea Koschinsky


This cruise is part of the internationally coordinated program GEOTRACES. The main goal of the cruise is to determine in detail the distributions of trace elements and their isotopes (TEIs) in the water column of the SE Atlantic in order to constrain TEI supply and removal mechanisms, their biogeochemical cycling, and their interaction with the nitrogen cycle in the study region. The focus of our group will be on the distribution radium isotopes to investigate the origin and fluxes of TEIs. (DFG funded).

 

New surveillance tools for remote sea monitoring and their application on submarine groundwater discharge and seabed surveys (BONUS SEAMOUNT)

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Collaborators:

 

EvoLogics GmbH, Berlin (project coordinator)

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark

Geological Survey of Finnland, Espoo, Finnland

Maritime Institute in Gdansk, Poland

NOA, Krakow, Polandk

 

 

CAU personnel involved:

 

Jan Scholten

Jan F. Schröder

In this project, the technology for an innovative underwater vehicle with the capability of complex real-time sea surveys will be established. The modular design of the platform includes a radon sensor for the detection and monitoring of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) sources, UW-video camera, multiparameter probe (CTD, pH, oxygen, nutrients and others), and subsystems for autonomous navigation and communication. The system will be tested and compared with conventional measurements at SGD sites in the Eckernfoerde Bay (Germany), the Horsens Estuary (Denmark) and offshore southern Finland. Integrated hydrological modelling and additional permanent monitoring will allow investigating the importance of SGD for nutrient and pollutant fluxes to the Baltic Sea.

 

Funded by the BONUS Baltic Sea research and development programme, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.ptj

 

Abgeschlossene Projekte

Identification of marine habitats in Flensburg Fjord (Baltic Sea)c

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-Classificationc

 

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 Sead

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Cluster of Excellence University of Kiel The Future Ocean, Topic B6 Dangerous Ocean, DFG, 2007-2017

Collaborators: GEOMAR; several institutes at Kiel University
Contact person: Karl Stattegger
Main objective is to understand the causes and effects of large events with return periods of
decades to millennia or processes that occur on centennial to decadal time scales and impact changing and vulnerable coastal systems. Such events and processes include earthquakes, submarine slides and associated tsunamis, increasing large floods and storms, and rapid relative sea level rise related to delta subsidence and global warming.

For further information please visit http://www.futureocean.org

Holocene evolution and present-day dynamics of the Parnaíba delta: response of a pristine delta to climate change and sea-level rise

CAPES, Brasilien, 2015-2017
Collaborators: Several institutes at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Contact person: Karl Stattegger
Pristine deltas pertaining undisturbed terrestrial sediment supply have become rare in the meantime. Investigation of the evolution and dynamics of such deltas is required on a regional scale to evaluate the influence of climate change and sea-level rise. The northeastern Brazilian Parnaíba Delta is highlighted in this context.

Baltic Sea water budget and sediment transport changes since the Littorina Transgression and their effects on the ecosystem

BMBF, 2015-2016
Collaborators: IOW, GEUS Kopenhagen
Contact person: Karl Stattegger
The cruise is designed to execute seismo- and hydroacoustic surveys, and sampling of Holocene sediments in the western, central and northeastern Baltic Sea. In particular, we investigate in more detail the magnitude and timing of the Littorina transgression as a phase of highly accelerated sea-level rise and its impact on the inflow of saline waters into the western Baltic. Assessing the submarine groundwater discharge flux to meet potable water demand and improve domestic water supply in coastal regions (Mauritius). (IAEA funded)

Collaborators:
Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Mauritius
Alfred-Wegener Institute, Bermerhaven

 

DFG Priority-Program 1144: From Mantle to Ocean: Energy-, Material- and Life-cycles at Spreading Axes”

Project: Temporal evolution of hydrothermal systems at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (14°45 - 15°05 N).

Collaborators:

Prof. Dr. A. Eisenhauer

Dr. J. Fietzke

 

For further information please visit: http://www.geomar.de/en/research/fb4/fb4-muhs/projects/spp1144/

 

Land-ocean-atmospheric interactions in the coastal zone of Southern Vietnam, 2003-2011

Holocene Coastal Evolution, Sea-Level Fluctuations, Terrigenous Sedimentation and Sediment Dynamics on the Continental Shelf between the Mekong Delta and Nha Trang, SE-Vietnam

Land-ocean-atmospheric interactions in the Gulf of Tonkin, 2012-2014

Projet 3: Paleo-reconstruction

Project-related scientific exchange with Brazil, 1998-2012

 

Northern Brazilian river deltas: River impacts versus pristine discharge, 2009-2012

 

Atlantic margin integrated basin analysis, Morocco, 2007-2011

Sedimentology, climate and erosions systems analysis
Source to sink modelling: Sediment fluxes and erosion of source areas

 

 

Assessing the submarine groundwater discharge flux to meet potable water demand and improve domestic water supply in coastal regions (Mauritius). (IAEA funded)

Collaborators:
Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Mauritius
Alfred-Wegener Institute, Bermerhaven

 

DFG Priority-Program 1144: From Mantle to Ocean: Energy-, Material- and Life-cycles at Spreading Axes”

Project: Temporal evolution of hydrothermal systems at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (14°45 - 15°05 N).

Collaborators:

Prof. Dr. A. Eisenhauer

Dr. J. Fietzke

 

For further information please visit: http://www.geomar.de/en/research/fb4/fb4-muhs/projects/spp1144/

 

 

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