Institute of Coastal Systems Analysis and Modeling
We aim at increasing understanding on how physical, biological, chemical and socio-economic processes are shaping complex coastal systems and drive variability and change of coastal systems.
Overarching goal is the identification of key drivers of variability through a combination of observations, mechanistic and statistical modelling and data analysis. Both, natural and anthropogenic drivers are addressed and the changes are analysed from a physical, ecological and socio-economic perspective to foster a holistic understanding of the coastal system.
Our research focuses on:
(1) atmosphere-ocean interactions,
(2) the dynamics and fluxes in the land-sea transition,
(3) the coupling of the marine hydrosphere and biosphere,
(4) the assessment of state, variability and long-term changes of the coastal system,
(5) human impacts to coastal system.