Ecological Time Series of the AWI in the North Sea
The AWI research institutions in Bremerhaven, Helgoland and Sylt offer direct field access.
This has been used by many marine scientists from our institute to take samples at regular intervals in order to investigate the temporal dynamics of their study objects. At present, ongoing Time Series cover a wide spectrum of benthic habitats including the Helgoland rocky shores, soft sediments in the Wadden Sea and in the German Bight as well as pelagic and hydrographic components of the Wadden Sea and the German Bight. The time series enable insight in long-term changes and short-term variability of the Germany Bight and adjacent Wadden Sea. This is a prerequisite for separating natural variability and anthropogenic change and is an important contribution to coastal zone management.