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Authors and Contributors

> Many experts have contributed their specialized knowledge to the compilation of the World Ocean Review in 2014. In particular, scientists working together on questions related to the devel-opment of our seas in the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” participated in the present work.
Contributors WOR 3
Dr. Christian Bücker
Geophysicist, research and development director in a German hydrocarbon exploration and production company. Special expertise in drill-hole geophysics, multifaceted experience through participation in scientific drilling programmes such as the German Continental Deep Drilling Programme (Kontinentales Tiefbohrprogramm – KTB), the international Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) and the Cape Roberts Antarctic Drilling Project (CRP). Research residence in the Antarctic. Long years of activity on drilling wells in the hydrocarbon industry in Germany and abroad. Additionally, co-editor of the International Journal of Earth Sciences, participation on scientific panels in Kiel and Hannover, as well as lecturer at the University of Hamburg. His professional interests include borehole measurements and a statistically supported objective evaluation of the underlying rock physical parameters.
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Dr. Uwe Jenisch
Honorary Professor for International Law of the Sea at Kiel University’s Walther Schücking Institute for International Law. He is also 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, work-ing on shipping, marine scientific research, maritime technol-ogy, 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.
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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.
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Prof.  Dr.  Nele  Matz-Lück
Co-Chair of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at Kiel University. Her research focuses on the law of the sea and international environmental law. Her main interest is the protection of the marine environment in relation to the human use of ocean resources, e.g. in the context of mining and shipping. The scope of, and limits to, the establishment of high seas marine protected areas are a further field of interest.
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Jürgen Messner
Petroleum geologist at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe – BGR). He advises ministries, technical authorities and industry with respect to the global availability of fossil energy resources and is the authorized consultant in the field of natural gas. He was previously responsible, among other things, for annual reports on the German petroleum and natural gas stocks at the Niedersachsen State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology. Going further back, he was active in industry for many years, where he was initially responsible for drilling operations on platforms in the British North Sea. He has led numerous projects for the exploration and production of oil and natural gas worldwide, and contributed petroleum geology expertise to many scientific studies. One focus of these studies has been geological basin analysis with respect to the occurrence of hydrocarbons.
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Dr. Sven Petersen
Mineralogist at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research GEOMAR in Kiel. Dr. Petersen studies the formation and evolution of seafloor hydrothermal systems and their associated ore deposits. In addition to studying the resource potential of such deposits, his interest in this field is focused on the exploration of their underlying geological setting by drilling, and the use of autonomous underwater vehicles in the exploration of marine resources.
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Prof. Dr. Lars H. Rüpke
Geophysicist at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research GEOMAR in Kiel. His working group develops computer models that simulate the underlying processes of resource formation in the sea floor. These models help in estimations of global resources and enable the synthesis of interdisciplinary results. His research interests include hydrothermal systems on the sea floor, passive continental margins, and marine gas hydrate occurrences.
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Dr. Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera
Reservoir specialist and re-source geologist at the German Federal Institute for Geoscien-ces and Natural Resources (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe – BGR). He advises ministries, technical authorities and industry with respect to geological accumula-tion and the global availability of metals (non-ferrous and precious metals, high-technology metals) and their position in the genesis of ore deposits. He is the authorized project leader for the proposal to the International Seabed Authority and for carrying out the INDEX programme for the exploration of polymetallic sulphide occurrences in the Indian Ocean on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. He has worked for more than twenty years on active hydrothermal fields on the sea floor as well as their fossil equivalents on land, mainly in Canada and South Africa. Furthermore, be-tween 2004 and 2011 he was the only German representative in the uranium group of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Wallmann
Geochemist at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research GEOMAR in Kiel. His interests include gas hydrates in the sea floor, their origin and stability, as well as cold seeps and mud volcanoes on the sea floor. In addition, he studies the microbial decay of organic substances in marine sediments and the recirculation of nutrients from the sediments back into the ocean water.
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Further contributors:

Prof. Dr. Christian Berndt
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research GEOMAR in Kiel
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Dr. Jörg Bialas
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research GEOMAR in Kiel
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Johannes Fuchs
Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at Kiel University
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