Institute for Coastal Research

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System Analysis and Modelling

We aim at increasing understanding on how physical, biological, chemical and socio-economic processes are shaping complex coastal systems and drive variability and change of coastal systems.

Overarching goal is the identification of key drivers of variability through a combination of observations, mechanistic and statistical modelling and data analysis. Both, natural and anthropogenic drivers are addressed and the changes are analysed from a physical, ecological and socio-economic perspective to foster a holistic understanding of the coastal system.

Our research focuses on:

(1) atmosphere-ocean interactions,
(2) the dynamics and fluxes in the land-sea transition,
(3) the coupling of the marine hydrosphere and biosphere,
(4) the assessment of state, variability and long-term changes of the coastal system,
(5) human impacts to coastal system.

Time Lapse of the Sea

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A sixty-year computer simulation for the North and Baltic Seas brought results, which are vital in understanding the consequences of climate change.

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Scientist "Matter transport and ecosystem dynamics"


Dr. Ute Daewel

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2821
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-42821
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Director "System Analysis and Modelling"
Prof. Dr. Corinna Schrum


Prof. Dr. Corinna Schrum

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1833
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-2832
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coastDat

coastDat

The approach of coastDat is to use quasi-realistic numerical model systems to describe the meteo-marine environment in data sparse regions.

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Scientist "Regional Atmospheric Modelling"


Dr. Beate Geyer

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1871
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-41871
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offshore wind farms

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The North Sea has experienced considerable increase in offshore wind farms development. This leads to considerable interaction between offshore wind farms and the environment. It also bears potential for conflicts with other users like fisheries.


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Director "System Analysis and Modelling"
Prof. Dr. Corinna Schrum


Prof. Dr. Corinna Schrum

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1833
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-2832
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Long term variability

long term variability

Analyses on long-term historical, recent and future changes of the land-ocean system brought about by climate variations and other drivers of societal relevance as well as the impact of these changes.

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Head of Department "Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate"
Dr. Birgit Hünicke


Dr. Birgit Hünicke

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1883
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-2818
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Senior Scientist "Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate"
Dr. Eduardo Zorita


Dr. Eduardo Zorita

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1856
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-2818
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COSYNA

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COSYNA (Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas) is the integrated observing and modelling system for the North Sea and Arctic coastal waters. COSYNA provides withal data as well as knowledge tools for authorities, industry, and the public.

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Dr. Holger Brix


Dr. Holger Brix

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1523
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Model coupling

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In climate research and forecasting activities, advanced models are needed, which consider regional and local air-sea interaction.

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Head of Department "Hydrodynamics and Data Assimilation"


Dr. Joanna Staneva

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1804
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-41804
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