- > Many experts have contributed their specialized knowledge to the compilation of the World Ocean Review in 2015. In particular, scientists working together on questions related to the development of our seas in the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” participated in the present work
Contributors WOR 4
- Erik van Doorn
- Researcher specializing in international law at Kiel University’s Walther Schücking Institute for International Law. In recent years, his research has focused mainly on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and aspects of fishing in international waters. He studied at the Universities of Groningen, Utrecht and Tromsø, worked in the FAO Fisheries Department in Rome and was a legal assistant at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg.
- Dr. René Friedland
- Biomathematician and expert in ecosystem modelling; member of the Coastal and Marine Management Group at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW) in Warnemünde. His work focuses mainly on the status of the southwest Baltic and ways of achieving good environmental quality. To that end, he considers how the Baltic Sea’s ecosystem evolves when external factors change, with particular reference to the climate and nutrient inputs. In recent years, he has conducted numerous simulations which have been validated by the current status of the Baltic Sea. From these studies, it is possible to determine the historical and largely undisrupted environmental status of the Baltic Sea and to estimate the range of possible future developments in this maritime region.
- Dr. Uwe Jenisch
- Honorary Professor for International Law of the Sea at Kiel University’s Walther Schücking Institute for International Law and a member of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”. As an expert in administrative law, he has served in various German ministries since 1970, working on shipping, marine scientific research, maritime technology and the law of the sea. He was a member of the German delegation of maritime lawyers at the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) and has lectured on the law of the sea at Kiel and Rostock Universities and the World Maritime University in Malmö. His current areas of interest are the law pertaining to deep-sea mining, the legal status of the Arctic, and maritime safety.
- Dr. Ulrike Kronfeld-Goharani
- Physical oceanographer and interdisciplinary marine researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences at Kiel University. Her fields of research include ocean governance, maritime security, sustainable development, ecological security, marine conservation, conflicts over the use of marine resources, and adaptation and transformation of coastal and maritime regions in response to changing needs and more intensive competition.
- Stephan Lutter
- marine ecologist and zoologist for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Germany and WWF International, with a particular interest in the protection of the marine environment. He also monitors and documents the global development of ocean governance. As an expert in international marine conservation and marine protected areas, he represents WWF in numerous international bodies, including those relating to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR) and the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, and EU working groups on the implementation of Natura 2000 and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. He played a key role in the designation of the Charlie-Gibbs Marine Protected Area in the high seas of the North Atlantic and many other offshore marine protected areas. His work also focuses on the protection of endangered species, habitats and biotic communities in the high seas and deep sea through regulation of fishing, the extractive industries and shipping.
- Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott
- Philosopher and Professor for Philosophy and Ethics of the Environment at Kiel University. In recent years, his research has focused primarily on “strong sustainability” issues, the practical dimensions of nature and biodiversity conservation, climate change, water resources, agriculture and remediation. After completing a doctorate at the University of Leipzig, he collaborated with Barbara Skorupinski on the research project “Technology Assessment and Ethics” at the University of Zurich from 1996 to 1999. In 1997, he took up an endowed professorship in the Mathematics and Science Faculty at the University of Greifswald, where he taught environmental ethics on the interdisciplinary Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation programme until 2012. He was a member of the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) from 2008 to 2012.
- Prof. Dr. Martin Quaas
- Economist at the University of Kiel and leader of the research group “Fisheries and Overfishing/Living Resources” in the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”. His specialist areas are environmental, resource and ecological economics. One goal of his research is the development of new fisheries management strategies and new market-based fisheries policy instruments that promote sustainability in this sector.
- Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz
- Economist at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Kiel. She has a particular interest in environmental valuation. She conducts analyses of attitudes to natural services as a basis for computable general equilibrium modelling, the aim being to ensure that more account is taken of trade-offs between use and conservation in decision-making on ecosystem services.
- Dr. Wilfried Rickels
- Economist at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His research focuses on climate change (climate engineering) and sustainable development. In relation to the latter, he is particularly interested in sustainability strategies for the ocean and in opportunities and methods for measuring marine development, with particular reference to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Dr. Jörn O. Schmidt
- Fisheries biologist at the University of Kiel in the working group “Sustainable Fisheries” in the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”. He is the German member on the Science Committee of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, where he represents Germany’s scientific interests in relation to fisheries research. Together with two colleagues from Denmark and the US, he also leads a working group that investigates fishery management using coupled ecological-economic models.
- Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck
- Physical oceanographer at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Professor at the University of Kiel and Spokesperson of the Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”. His current research is concerned with ocean circulation and climate dynamics in the Atlantic and the development of strategies for sustainable management of the seas. He is a member of various international advisory bodies, including the World Climate Research Programme’s Joint Scientific Committee, and chairs the German Committee Future Earth.