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Workshop: Microplastics - Quo Vadis?
On September 5th and 6th scientists from research institutions and authorities meet at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven to discuss scientific questions related to marine microplastics. You can find a PDF of the workshop agenda here...
Plants and Animals
AlgaeBase – This page provides extensive information on algae from all regions of the world.
FishBase – This page provides extensive information on fishes from all regions of the world.
SealifeBase – This page provides extensive information on marine flora and fauna from all regions of the world.
North Sea Weather
Maritime Weather Forecast of the Deutscher Wetterdienst – This page informs you about the current weather conditions in the North Sea region.
North Sea Research
The homepage of the Long-Term Ecological Series of the AWI.
FINO-Offshore – This page provides information on research platforms in the North and Baltic Sea for investigations on offshore wind energy (with webcams).
European Atlas of the Sea – This page provides information on the North Sea and other seas.
MarBef – This page informs about an EU excellence network on marine biodiversity research and provides a search function for marine organisms.
Marine Nature Conservation in the North Sea
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation – This page provides information on the activities of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation in the field of Marine and Coastal Nature Conservation.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety – On this page you will find information on the marine nature conservation activities of the German Ministry for the Environment.
OSPAR-Commission – The page of the OSPAR- commission presents the international convention for the protection of the north Atlantic and the adjacent seas
EU Natura 2000 Network – This site informs about the European network of marine protected areas.
UNESCO Wadden Sea World Heritage – This page introduces the UNESCO Wadden Sea World Heritage.
EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive – Under this link you will find information on the EU Strategy Directive to save Europe’s seas and oceans.