Living with the oceans.

Authors and Contributors

> Many experts have contributed their ­specialized knowledge to the compilation of the World Ocean Review in 2017. These included, in particular, scientists working in one of the member institutions of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) and the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”.
Contributors WOR 5
Prof. Dr. Hermann W. Bange
Leader of the biogeochemistry working group on marine trace gases at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. His research interests focus on oceanic formation paths and emissions of climate-relevant trace gases. The tasks of his working group on oceanic nitrogen and sulphur cycles also include the measurement of short-lived intermediate products that include hydroxylamine, nitric oxide (NO), and others. His working group regularly participates in measurement surveys in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, as well as in the Southern Ocean and Baltic Sea. He is also coordinator of the time-series station Boknis Eck, a measurement station in the Eckernförde Bay of the southwest Baltic Sea that has been pro­ducing data since 1957. > web
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bathmann
Director and biological oceanographer at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW) in Warnemünde, professor of Earth System research at the Univer­sity of Rostock, and spokesman for the Leibniz ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research. His research deals with coastal-sea topics, the naturally and anthropogenically induced changes of processes in the coastal seas and their impacts on society. He is a member of numerous national and international working groups, and is Chair of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM). Furthermore, he is a member of the Executive Board of the Leibniz Association and a member of the German section of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). > web
Prof. Dr. Jörn Behrens
Mathematician with emphasis on applied mathematics at the University of Hamburg. He earned his PhD at the University of Bremen and qualified as professor at the Technical University of Munich. He has developed numerical methods for atmospheric and oceanic simulations. In 2006 he took on the leadership position for tsunami modelling at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), where he and his working group developed the simulation components for the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS). In 2009 he accepted a position at the University of Hamburg. There, he is a member of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN – Centrum für Erdsystemforschung und Nachhaltigkeit). As co-chair of a UNESCO working group for hazard assessment and modelling within the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS), he played a leading role in 2016 in working toward the accreditation of tsunami warning centres in France and Italy. > web
Flemming Dahlke
Marine biologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). His PhD investigations address the influence of climate change on the distribution of important fish species in the Arctic Ocean. His focus here is on the assessment of climatic risks related to the preservation of favourable breeding areas using physiologically based predictive models. > web
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ebinghaus
Chemist at the Institute for Coastal Research at the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (HZG). He heads the Department of Environmental Chemistry there and teaches as professor (h. c.) at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. His research directions include detection, transport and gas-water exchange of especially long-lived chemical substances in near-coastal, marine and polar environments. Ebinghaus is editor of the journal Environmental Chemistry and co-editor of the journals Chemosphere and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. He is a member of the Pool of Experts for the World Ocean Assessment of the United Nations. > web
Dr. Werner Ekau
Fisheries biologist at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen. His work focuses on population dynamics and the adaptations of different life stages to a changing environment. In projects such as GENUS (Geochemistry and Ecology of the Namibian Upwelling System) and AWA (Ecosystem Approach to the management of fisheries and the marine environment in West African waters), he investigates the influence of hypoxia and salinization of estuaries on reproductive ability in fish of the herring family. He is also director of the German operations centre of the International Ocean Institute (IOI). > web
Prof. Dr.
Kay-Christian Emeis
Geoscientist in the field of bio­geochemistry at the University of Hamburg and concurrently leader of the Institute for Coastal Research at the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (HZG). His scientific interest is the elucidation of material cycles in the ocean and investigating the influence of human activity on coastal ecosystems. He earned his PhD in Hamburg and then worked at Texas A&M University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the USA, followed by periods at the University of Kiel, the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), and the University of Greifswald. He has now returned to Hamburg. > web
Dr. Sebastian Ferse
Ecologist at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen. His research work combines natural and social science approaches and deals with the ecology and human use of tropical coral reefs. He is concerned with the management, biodiversity and resilience of reef systems. Further aspects of his work include ecosystem functions and services, reef restoration, livelihood strategies, and small-scale fisheries, as well as participative management of tropical coastal areas. A central focus of his research is related to Indonesia, where he has been working for around 15 years. > web
Daniel Gerecke
Geographer and consultant for the German international development organisation Gesellschaft für Interna­tionale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the regional programme “Coping with climate change in the Pacific island region”. He is responsible for programme activities in the area of policy advice and adapta­tion to climate change in Kiribati, and also leads the programme components on climate change and education in the island nations of Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu. > web