Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Prof. Dr. Hans Burchard

Plexiglas Baltic Sea (foreground, developed for teaching purposes) and real Baltic Sea shore in Warnemünde (background)



Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

Dept. of Physical Oceanography and Instrumentation

Seestraße 15

D-18119 Warnemünde


Phone: +49-(0)381-5197-140
Fax:      +49-(0)381-5197-114


Scientific Interest

  • Process studies in estuaries, coastal seas and shelf seas
  • Anthrogenic impacts on coastal ocean functionning
  • Physical and biogeochemical interactions
  • Sediment dynamics in estuaries and coastal seas
  • Long-term changes and variability in coastal seas
  • Turbulence closure modelling (GOTM)
  • Three-dimensional numerical model development (GETM)
  • Development and improvement of numerical methods


Check out these links:

Biannual Warnemünde Turbulence Days (WTD)

Proposal for Priority Programme to German Reaearch Foundation (declined, but still alive)

Estuarine Workshop in Hamburg (Sept. 4-5, 2014)

Biannual Conference on Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas (PECS)