Institute of Coastal Research
How stressed are coastal seas by humans and climate?Coastal resercher on Expedition with research vessel SONNE to the South China Sea
Strategies for a sustainable usage of the North SeaNew interdisciplinary project SeaUseTip targets potential tipping points in the socio-ecological system of the North Sea and develops preventive management measures
Founded in 2001 the Institute of Coastal Research has three main divisions: "Biogeochemistry in Coastal Seas", "Operational Systems" and "System Analysis and Modelling". Research is focused on coastal processes including interaction between land, sea and human being. The common aim of the scientists is the assessment for current and future changes in coastal areas. Thus creating a scientific basis for a sustainable and forward-looking coastal management.