LTER-D (German Long-Term Ecological Research Network)


Network for long-term ecological research

Since 2004

Coordinator: Peter Haase, Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany


The LTER-D network is intended to be a platform for communication, documentation and collaboration of scientists in long-term, system-oriented and interdisciplinary environmental research in Germany. Today, it covers 17 sites, with HAUSGARTEN observatory as the only open-ocean LTER site. LTER-D is a member in the international LTER umbrella organisation ILTER and in the European regional network LTER-Europe.


Contact: T. Soltwedel




ArcticROOS (Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System)


Project within the GOOS/EuroGOOS initiative

Since 2006

Coordinator: Stein Sandven, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway


An Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (ArcticROOS) working with ocean observation and modelling systems for the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas has been established within the EuroGOOS initiative. ArcticROOS will promote, develop and maintain operational monitoring and forecasting of ocean circulation, water masses, ocean surface conditions, sea ice and biological/chemical constituents.


Contact: T. Soltwedel, K. Latarius