Current projects

Ocean renewable energy in the Indonesian Seas

About 80% of the global energy consumption is supplied by fossil fuels. In the face of the climate change, sea level rise and the depletion of oil resources much effort is done to use ocean renewable energy. The National Energy Council (NEC) of Indonesia intends to strengthen the role of ocean renewable energy in the national energy mix and supports investigations on the potentials of wave and tidal current energy.

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A-KÜST / coastal waters – TP2 / AP2

In this project the effect of sea level rise on the local morphodynamics of the Ley Bay will be investigated.

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Changes of the operation of the Ems storm surge barrier to reduce the concentrations of suspended matter and dredging volumes

In the course of the project a three dimensional model of the Ems estuary is developed. It is used to simulate the hydro-morphological effects of different scenarios in which the Ems storm surge barrier is used for controlling tidal dynamics to reduce the import of sediment into the lower Ems river. The effects on suspended sediment transport and sedimentation volumes are assed.

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Hydromorphological investigations of different approaches to improve the ecological state of the lower Ems river

IIn this project four alternative solutions are analyzed with respect to their potential to sustainably reduce the sediment import into the river Ems and to improve the water quality in the lower river. A three dimensional hydrodynamic numerical model is applied to conduct hydromorphological simulations. The results are used in conjunction with an verified set of indicators to evaluate the proposed solutions against the actual situation.

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Capacity Building in Coastal Cage Aquaculture

This project deals with the development of capacity building programs for experts in the field of aquaculture. The TRAIN-X methodology, used by the Train-Sea –Coast Programme and by various other training programmes in the United Nations is adopted.

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Sysmar Dimensional Analysis of Carrying Capacity

In this project a simple and generally applicable relationship for estimating production levels for finfish mariculture has been developed. The resulting equation is to be integrated within the DSS SYSMAR and used in conjunction with numerical model simulations for estimation of the environmental carrying capacity of floating net cages.

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Sysmar Supporting System for Management of Aquaculture

The Research and Technology Centre of the University of Kiel has been actively involved in the continuing development of a decision support system (DSS) for assessment of environmental impact, site selection and estimation of carrying capacities of floating net fish farms.  

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Spatial planning of coastal and offshore cage aquaculture on the Shandong Peninsula, China

This project focuses on the continuing development and application of an existing decision support system (SYSMAR) for the management of cage aquaculture on the Shandong Peninsula in China. Preliminary results of the application of the system for supporting the development of a coastal management planning are presented.

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SYSMAR- Mass Balance Model for the Quantification of Cage Fish Farm Wastes

In this project a mass balance models to quantify the waste flux from floating net cage mariculture is developed. The model calculates fish growth and the fraction of carbon or nitrogen dedicated to the different pathways of growth, excretion, faecal discard and to feed wastage.

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