Institute of Coastal Research
Secrets of the Indian Ocean:Research vessel SONNE heads for little known coral reefs
Little dust bunnies in the oceanCan lead to big changes: Scientists at the Institute for Coastal Research are studying the seabed and seawater in coastal areas of the North Sea.
Plankton in the Tidal CurrentIs tide an influencing factor for the primary production of plankton? Model calculations for the North Sea show a connection.
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.