Living with the oceans.

Authors and Contributors

Contributors WOR 5
Prof. Dr.
Anna-Katharina Hornidge
Sociologist and development scientist, professor at the University of Bremen and leader of the Social Sciences department as well as the working group for develop­ment sociology and sociology of knowledge at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen. Her research fields encompass the theory of science and innovation research with regard to environmental/marine issues, as well as adaptation research in development contexts. The aim of her ­working group is to further expand the marine social sciences relating to the theory of science and futures studies. > web
PD Dr. Tim Jennerjahn
Biogeochemist and leader of the Ecological Biogeochemistry working group at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen. He has been studying the reactions of tropical coastal ecosystems to climate-related and human-induced environmental changes for many years. He has led interdisciplinary research groups in China, Indonesia, India and Brazil, and has participated in numerous expeditions on both land and sea. He is chief editor of the international professional journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Jennerjahn also teaches at the University of Bremen. > web
Prof. Dr. Silja Klepp
Professor for human geography in coastal and marine regions at Kiel University and member of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”. Her current research in the Central Pacific addresses the themes of climate change, climate-change adaptation and migration. She integrates post-colonial perspectives and critical theories in the research field of climate-change adaptation. Other focuses include the cultural and social consequences of climate change, flight and migration, and the EU border regime. Silja Klepp works primarily in Fiji and Kiribati, as well as in the Mediterranean Sea region. > web
Dr. Lotta Clara Kluger
Marine ecologist at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen. She focuses on participative, ecosystem-based coastal and resource management and the diverse implications of aquaculture. She works within interdisciplinary projects in various South American countries on ecological and socioeconomic issues with the aim of promoting the sustainability of small fisheries. > web
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Krastel
Marine geophysicist at the Institute of Geosciences at Kiel University and a member of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”. He studies sedimentation processes on the continental slopes and their associated natural hazards. For this he primarily employs acoustic methods to ana­lyse the sea floor and its underlying layers. > web
Dr. Lasse Marohn
Fisheries biologist at the Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology in Hamburg. His interest is in the stock management and biology of the European eel and other diadromous migrating fish species. An additional focus of his work is investigating the consequences of dynamic environmental conditions and anthropogenic influences on the migratory behaviour and habitat preferences of fish. > web
Dr. Barbara Neumann
Geographer in the Ocean Governance project at the Institute for Advanced Sustain­ability Studies (IASS – Institut für transformative Nachhaltigkeitsforschung) in Potsdam, and until recently a member of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” in Kiel and research associate at the Geographical Institute of Kiel University. She works in the field of human environmental research and is particularly interested in the analysis and assessment of human-environment and land-sea inter­actions in the coastal realm. Among other things, she is currently working on the implementation of Sustainability Goal number 14 of the UN 2030 Agenda, dealing with the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and marine resources, the underlying sustainability concepts, and the resultant challenges for ocean and coastal governance. > web
Dr. Hanna Sabaß
Portfolio manager and consultant in the regional GIZ programme “Coping with climate change in the Pacific island region”. She is a geographer and has been working for over ten years for the GIZ in the areas of disaster preparedness, ­climate-change adaptation, rural regional development and ­environmental education. Until 2015 she played a significant role in the development of the “Whole of Island Approach” and in the coordination of the implementation partners on Kiribati. She has lived and worked in Fiji since 2011, from where regional projects are implemented in 15 Pacific island nations. > web
Prof. Dr.
Torsten Schlurmann
Coastal engineer and Managing Director of the Ludwig-Franzius Institute for Hydraulic, Estuarine and Coastal Engineering at the Leibniz University Hannover. Concurrently, he heads the “Coasts” research centre with the large research apparatus, the Great Wave Flume (GWK – Großer Wellenkanal). After his graduate studies, PhD, and post-doctoral (habilitation) qualification in civil engineering, he assisted at the United Nations University in the implementation of a tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean. In 2007 he accepted a W3 professorship in Hannover. His major areas of research involve surveying and modelling of the processes involved in estuarine and coastal engineering, particularly in the areas of coastal protection and risk mana­ge­ment, harbour planning and maintenance, and the testing and development of maritime technologies, particularly those related to offshore wind energy. In recent years he has been especially engaged with the integral proactive approach of “Building with Nature”. > web