Completed projects

Development of an online-controlled housing system for respiratory measurements in fish

The interdisciplinary research project in cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Marine Aquakultur mbH, aims to develop an atmospherically closed fish farming system for online detection of metabolic parameters in order to receive a detailed knowledge of the influence of different environmental conditions on gas exchange and thus on the physiology of fish.

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Studies of enzymes in the plankton

One aim within the project is to study more in detail the biodiversity of marine plankton in the North Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea. A further aim is the detailed documentation of the occurrence of the important enzymes hydrogenase and nitrogenase.

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Research on photobioreactors for microalgae cultivation

The working group develops a new photobioreactor (PBR). In the PBR microalgae will be cultivated under defined conditions. The aim is to search for optimal/suboptimal cultivation parameters and their influence on physiology and on the production of active substances in microalgae.

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Building a microalgae database

Aim of the project is to create a central collection of special microalgae with commercial or bio-scientific potential. The project was created to hold that algae available, to characterise them physiologically, to analyse them quantitatively for active substances and for optimising their cultivation conditions.

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North-Sea Monitoring Project

Under the leadership of “Raytheon Anschütz” ten companies of Schleswig-Holstein and scientists of IfM-Geomar and Kiel University developed a monitoring concept for the North Sea. The concept reaches from X-Band- and over horizon radar, some measuring buoys and a measuring pile, over the data analysis up to a locally public alerting system.

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Development of measuring units for vessels and buoys to detect water parameters

Aim of the BMBF project about the measuring system for ships of opportunity is the optimisation and qualification of a robust and sea water resistant flow path for ships for the on-line detection of water parameters. The Blue Box contains timely high precision sensors for temperature, conductivity, turbidity, oxygen, fluorescence (Chl.a content), and pH-value.

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A system for wind energy storage

More than the half of the world population lives on coasts, often with a deficit of electrical current and freshwater. Higher wind speeds are available at coasts, so that wind turbines have higher electrical current yield. But unsteady wind energy is not storable by the electrical grid itself. Here, a conversion of wind current in hydrogen and freshwater provides redress.

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