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Coastal & Marine Management Group

The Coastal and Marine Management Group carries out applied, interdisciplinary coastal and marine research. It focusses on human activities, interventions and measures in coastal and marine systems, the implementation of marine and coastal policy and impacts of as well as response and adaptation to regional changes.

Major topics are:

Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) – Further development of a Systems Approach Framework (SAF) and supporting tools, for example to improve stakeholder participation or to measure the success of management measures using an indicator system. Aim is to support a sustainable coastal management and planning.

Ecosystem Services – Development and application of methods and tools to assess changes in ecosystem goods and service provision of coastal and marine systems.

Eco-technologies – Assessment and implementation of measures that improve the ecological status of coastal waters and support environmental policies, like the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Example is the cultivation of different mussel species to improve water quality. 

Marine Litter – Development of monitoring methods and strategies as well as indicators and pollution thresholds. Further, assessment of the state of pollution, spatial transport pattern and the effectiveness of measures with the aim to support the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

Eutrophication & water quality – Water quality assessments, indicators and targets as well scenario simulations. Analysis and assessment of bathing water quality, potential pollutants and human pathogens, such as vibrions.

The German association EUCC – The Coastal Union is a major co-operation partner and helps to bridge the gap between coastal science and practice. A close co-operation exists with the Marine Research Institute of Klaipėda University.


Gerald Schernewski
Head, Coastal and marine applied research and management
Greta Gyraite
Bathing water quality
Marine Litter
Marine litter, eutrophication
Mussel cultivation
Ecosystem services, Marine Litter
Ecosystem services, stakeholder involvement
Marine litter, monitoring and management
Pascal Thoya
Socio-ecological systems
Marine planning, Ecosystem services
Ecosystem Modelling, Eutrophication
Amina Baccar Chaabance
Marine Litter




  • 2022
    • Baccar Chaabane, A., Robbe, E., Schernewski, G., Schubert, H. (2022). Decomposition Behavior of Biodegradable and Single-Use Tableware Items in the Warnow Estuary (Baltic Sea). Sustainability 14: 2544,
    • D. van Denderen, A. Törnroos, M. Sciberras, H. Hinz, R. Friedland, R. Lasota, M. C. Mangano, C. M. Robertson, S. Valanko, J. G. Hiddink (2022). Effects of bottom trawling and hypoxia on benthic invertebrate communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 694: 13-27, 10.3354/meps14094
    • Escobar-Sánchez, G.; Markfort, G.;Berghald, M.; Ritzenhofen, L.; Schernewski, G. (2022). Aerial and underwater drones for marine litter monitoring in shallow coastal waters: factors influencing item detection and cost‑efficiency. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 194:863: ,
    • Gyraite, G., Haseler, M., Balciunas, A., Sabaliauskaite, V., Matin, G., Reislau, G., Schernewski, G., (2022). A New Monitoring Strategy of Large Micro-, Meso- and Macro-Litter: A Case Study on Sandy Beaches of Baltic Lagoons and Estuaries. Environmental Management : ,
    • Pascal Thoya, Nelly Isigi Kadagi, Nina Wambiji, Samuel Mackey Williams, Julian Pepperell, Christian Möllmann, Kerstin Silke Schiele, Joseph Maina (2022). Environmental controls of billfish species in the Indian Ocean and implications for their management and conservation. Diversity and Distributions 28: 1554-1567,
    • Ritzenhofen, L., J. Schumacher, S. Karstens and G. Schernewski (2022). Ecosystem Service Assessments within the EU Water Framework Directive: Marine Mussel Cultivation as a Controversial Measure. Applied Sciences 12: 1871, doi:10.3390/app12041871
    • Schernewski, G., Voeckler, L.N., Lambrecht, L., Robbe, E., Schumacher, J. (2022). Building with Nature - Ecosystem Service Assessment of Coastal-Protection Scenarios. Sustainability 14: 15737,
    • Thoya, P., M.A. Owuor, M. von Thenen, J.O. Omukoto (2022). Variations in community perceptions of ecosystem services within the Tana River estuary, Kenya: Implications for ocean governance. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science 1: 47-57,
  • 2021
    • Armoškaitė, A., I. Bārda, I. Andersone, I. M. Bonnevie, A. Ikauniece, J. Kotta, A. Kõivupuu, L. Lees, I. Psuty, S. Strāķe, S. Sprukta, L. Szymanek, M. von Thenen, L. Schrøder and H. S. Hansen (2021). Considerations of use-use interactions between macroalgae cultivation and other maritime sectors: An eastern Baltic MSP case study. Sustainability 13: 13888, doi: 10.3390/su132413888 –open access–
    • Bobsien, I. C., W. Hukriede, C. Schlamkow, R. Friedland, N. Dreier, P. R. Schubert, R. Karez and T. B. H. Reusch (2021). Modeling eelgrass spatial response to nutrient abatement measures in a changing climate. Ambio 50: 400-412, doi: 10.1007/s13280-020-01364-2 –open access–
    • Escobar-Sánchez, G., M. Haseler, N. Oppelt and G. Schernewski (2021). Efficiency of aerial drones for macrolitter monitoring on Baltic Sea beaches. Front. Environ. Sci. 8: 560237, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.560237 –open access–
    • Esiukova, E., O. Lobchuk, M. Haseler and I. Chubarenko (2021). Microplastic contamination of sandy beaches of national parks, protected and recreational areas in southern parts of the Baltic Sea. Mar. Poll. Bull. 173: 113002, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113002
    • Frederiksen, P., A. Morf, M. von Thenen, A. Armoskaite, H. Luhtala, K. S. Schiele, S. Strake and H. S. Hansen (2021). Proposing an ecosystem services-based framework to assess sustainability impacts of maritime spatial plans (MSP-SA). Ocean Coastal Manage. 208: 105577, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105577
    • Friedland R, Piehl S, Schernewski G, Neumann T: Proposal of a methodology for setting new threshold values for Pomeranian Bay and Bornholm Basin HELCOM meeting document IN-EUTROPHICATION 21-2021 Code: 4-2 Category: DEC Agenda Item: 4– Splitting assessment units Submission date: 18.8.2021 Submitted by: Germany Reference: Friedland et al. (in prep.)
    • Friedland, R., D. Macias, G. Cossarini, U. Daewel, C. Estournel, E. Garcia-Gorriz, B. Grizzetti, M. Grégoire, B. Gustafson, S. Kalaroni, O. Kerimoglu, P. Lazzari, H. Lenhart, G. Lessin, I. Maljutenko, S. Miladinova, B. Müller-Karulis, T. Neumann, O. Parn, J. Pätsch, C. Piroddi, U. Raudsepp, C. Schrum, C. Stegert, A. Stips, K. Tsiaras, C. Ulses and L. Vandenbulcke (2021). Effects of nutrient management scenarios on marine eutrophication indicators: A pan-european, multi-model assessment in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Front. Mar. Sci. 8, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.596126 –open access–
    • Grizzetti, B., O. Vigiak, A. Udias, A. Aloe, M. Zanni, F. Bouraoui, A. Pistocchi, C. Dorati, R. Friedland, A. De Roo, C. Benitez Sanz, A. Leip and M. Bielza (2021). How EU policies could reduce nutrient pollution in European inland and coastal waters. Global Environmental Change 69: 102281, doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102281
    • Lenhart, H., A. Blauw, X. Desmit, L. Fernand, R. Friedland, B. Heyden, O. Kerimoglu, G. Lacroix, A. van der Linden, J. van der Molen, M. Plus, T. Prins, I. S. Ruvalcaba Baroni, T., C. Stegert, D. Thewes, T. Troost, L. Vilmin and S. van Leeuwen (2021). ICG-EMO report on model comparison for historical scenarios as basis to derive new threshold values. OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic Intersessional Correspondence Group for Eutrophication Modelling (ICG-EMO). 69 S.
    • Piehl S, Friedland R, Neumann T, Schernewski G: Supporting the HELCOM shallow-water oxygen indicator with modelling products for the Western Baltic Sea HELCOM meeting document - IN-EUTROPHICATION 21-2021 Code: 2-1 Category: DEC Agenda Item: 2– Shallow water oxygen indicator Submission date: 16.8.2021 Submitted by: Germany
    • Piehl, S., R. Hauk, E. Robbe, B. Richter, F. Kachholz, J. Schilling, R. Lenz, D. Fischer, F. Fischer, M. Labrenz and G. Schernewski (2021). Combined approaches to predict microplastic emissions within an urbanized estuary (warnow, southwestern baltic sea). Front. Environ. Sci. 9: 616765, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.616765 –open access–
    • Pinkau, A. and K. S. Schiele (2021). Strategic Environmental Assessment in marine spatial planning of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea - An implementation tool for an ecosystem-based approach? Mar. Policy 130: 104547, doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104547
    • Piroddi, C., E. Akoglu, E. Andonegi, J. W. Bentley, I. Celić, M. Coll, D. Dimarchopoulou, R. Friedland, K. de Mutsert, R. Girardin, E. Garcia-Gorriz, B. Grizzetti, P.-Y. Hernvann, J. J. Heymans, B. Müller-Karulis, S. Libralato, C. P. Lynam, D. Macias, S. Miladinova, F. Moullec, A. Palialexis, O. Parn, N. Serpetti, C. Solidoro, J. Steenbeek, A. Stips, M. T. Tomczak, M. Travers-Trolet and A. C. Tsikliras (2021). Effects of nutrient management scenarios on marine food webs: A pan-european assessment in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Front. Mar. Sci. 8: 596797, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.596797
    • Pärn, O., R. Friedland, J. Rjazin, A. Stips (2021). Regime shift in sea-ice characteristics and impact on the spring bloom in the Baltic Sea. Oceanologia : ,
    • Ritzenhofen, L., A.-L. Buer, G. Gyraite, S. Dahlke, A. Klemmstein and G. Schernewski (2021). Blue mussel (Mytilus spp.) cultivation in mesohaline eutrophied inner coastal waters: mitigation potential, threats and cost effectiveness. PeerJ 9: e11247, doi: 10.7717/peerj.11247 –open access–
    • Robbe, E., J. Woelfel, A. Balčiūnas and G. Schernewski (2021). An impact assessment of beach wrack and litter on beach ecosystem services to support coastal management at the Baltic Sea. Environ. Manage. 68: 835-859, doi: 10.1007/s00267-021-01533-3 –open access–
    • Schernewski, G., H. Radtke, E. Robbe, M. Haseler, R. Hauk, L. Meyer, S. Piehl, J. Riedel and M. Labrenz (2021). Emission, transport, and deposition of visible plastics in an estuary and the Baltic Sea - a monitoring and modeling approach. Environ. Manage. 68: 860-881, doi: 10.1007/s00267-021-01534-2 –open access–
    • Schernewski, G., H. Radtke, R. Hauk, C. Baresel, M. Olshammar and S. Oberbeckmann (2021). Urban microplastics emissions: Effectiveness of retention measures and consequences for the Baltic Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 8: 208, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.594415 –open access–
    • Schumacher, J., S. Lange, F. Müller and G. Schernewski (2021). Assessment of ecosystem services across the land-sea interface in Baltic case studies. Appl. Sci.-Basel 11: 11799, doi: 10.3390/app112411799 –open access–
    • Stegert, C., H. J. Lenhart, A. Blauw, R. Friedland, W. Leujak, O. Kerimoglu, C. Stegert, H.-J. Lenhart, A. Blauw, R. Friedland, W. Leujak and O. Kerimoglu (2021). Evaluating uncertainties in reconstructing the pre-eutrophic state of the north sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 8: 637483, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.637483 –open access–
    • Taylor, D., J. Larsen, A.-L. Buer, R. Friedland, A. Holbach, J. K. Petersen, P. Nielsen, L. Ritzenhofen, C. Saurel and M. Maar (2021). Mechanisms influencing particle depletion in and around mussel farms in different environments. Ecol. Indic. 122: 107304, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.107304 –open access–
    • Thenen, M. v., A. Armoškaitė, V. Cordero-Penín, S. García-Morales, J. B. Gottschalk, D. Gutierrez, M. Ripken, P. Thoya and K. S. Schiele (2021). The future of marine spatial planning - perspectives from early career researchers. Sustainability 13: 13879, doi: 10.3390/su132413879 –open access–
    • Thenen, M. v., H. S. Hansen and K. S. Schiele (2021). A generalised marine planning framework for site selection based on ecosystem services. Mar. Policy 124: 104326, doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104326
    • Thoya, P., J. Maina, C. Möllmann and K. S. Schiele (2021). AIS and VMS ensemble can address data gaps on fisheries for marine spatial planning. Sustainability 13: 3769, doi: 10.3390/su13073769 –open access–
  • 2020
    • Buer, A.-L., D. Taylor, P. Bergström, L. Ritzenhofen and A. Klemmstein (2020). Nitrogen and phosphorous content in blue mussels (Mytilus spp.) across the Baltic Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 7: 705, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00705 –open access–
    • Buer, A.-L., M. Maar, M. Nepf, L. Ritzenhofen, S. Dahlke, R. Friedland, P. Krost, F. Peine and G. Schernewski (2020). Potential and feasibility of Mytilus spp. farming along a salinity gradient. Front. Mar. Sci., 371, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00371 –open access–
    • Chubarenko, I., E. Esiukova, L. Khatmullina, O. Lobchuk, A. Grave, A. Kileso and M. Haseler (2020). From macro to micro, from patchy to uniform: Analyzing plastic contamination along and across a sandy tide-less coast. Mar. Poll. Bull. 156: 111198, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111198
    • Esiukova, E., L. Khatmullina, O. Lobchuk, A. Grave, A. Kileso, M. Haseler, A. Zyubin and I. Chubarenko (2020). From macro to micro: dataset on plastic contamination along and across a sandy tide-less coast (the Curonian Spit, the Baltic Sea). Data in Brief 30: 105635, doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2020.105635 –open access–
    • Gyraite, G., M. Kataržytė, D. Overlingė, D. Vaičiūtė, E. Jonikaitė and G. Schernewski (2020). Skip the dip - avoid the risk? Integrated microbiological water quality assessment in the south-eastern Baltic Sea coastal waters. Water 12: 3146, doi: 10.3390/w12113146 –open access–
    • Haseler, M., A. Balciunas, R. Hauk, V. Sabaliauskaite, I. Chubarenko, A. Ershova and G. Schernewski (2020). Marine litter pollution in Baltic Sea beaches – application of the sand rake method. Front. Environ. Sci. 8: 599978, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.599978 –open access–
    • Kataržytė, M., A. Balčiūnas, M. Haseler, V. Sabaliauskaitė, L. Lauciūtė, K. Stepanova, C. Nazzari and G. Schernewski (2020). Cigarette butts on Baltic Sea beaches: Monitoring, pollution and mitigation measures. Mar. Poll. Bull. 156: 111248, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111248
    • Maar, M., J. Larsen, M. v. Thenen and K. Dahl (2020). Site selection of mussel mitigation cultures in relation to efficient nutrient compensation of fish farming. Aquac. Environ. Interact. 12: 339-358, doi: 10.3354/aei00361 –open access–
    • Müller, F., S. Bicking, K. Ahrendt, D. Kinh Bac, I. Blindow, C. Fürst, P. Haase, M. Kruse, T. Kruse, L. Ma, M. Perennes, I. Ruljevic, G. Schernewski, C.-G. Schimming, A. Schneiders, H. Schubert, J. Schumacher, U. Tappeiner, P. Wangai, W. Windhorst and J. Zeleny (2020). Assessing ecosystem service potentials to evaluate terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystem types in Northern Germany - An expert-based matrix approach. Ecol. Indic. 112: 106116, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106116
    • Nygård, H., F. M. van Beest, L. Bergqvist, J. Carstensen, B. G. Gustafsson, B. Hasler, J. Schumacher, G. Schernewski, A. Sokolov, M. Zandersen and V. Fleming (2020). Decision-support tools used in the Baltic Sea area: Performance and end-user preferences. Environ. Manage. 66: 1024-1038, doi: 10.1007/s00267-020-01356-8 –open access–
    • Schernewski, G., H. Radtke, R. Hauk, C. Baresel, M. Olshammar, R. Osinski and S. Oberbeckmann (2020). Transport and behavior of microplastics emissions from urban sources in the Baltic Sea. Front. Environ. Sci. 8: 579361, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.579361 –open access–
    • Schumacher, J., G. Schernewski, D. Karnauskaitė, M. Kataržytė, S. Pakleppa, K. Pape, S. Schönwald and M. Völzke (2020). Measuring and comparing the sustainability of coastal tourism destinations in Germany, Lithuania, and Indonesia. Environ. Dev. Sustain. 22: 2451-2475, doi: 10.1007/s10668-018-00301-4
    • Schumacher, J., L. Bergqvist, F. M. van Beest, J. Carstensen, B. Gustafsson, B. Hasler, V. Fleming, H. Nygård, K. Pakalniete, A. Sokolov, M. Zandersen and G. Schernewski (2020). Bridging the science-policy gap - toward better integration of decision support tools in coastal and marine policy implementation. Front. Mar. Sci. 7: 587500, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.587500 –open access–
    • Thenen, M. v., H. S. Hansen and K. S. Schiele (2020). SPACEA: A custom-made gis toolbox for basic Marine Spatial Planning analyses. In: Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2020. Ed. by O. Gervasi, B. Murgante, S. Misra, C. Garau, I. Blečić, D. Taniar, B. O. Apduhan, A. M. A. C. Rocha, E. Tarantino, C. M. Torre and Y. Karaca. Cham: Springer International Publishing (Lecture Notes in Computer Science): 394-404, 978-3-030-58811-3, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58811-3_28
    • Thenen, M. v., M. Maar, H. S. Hansen, R. Friedland and K. S. Schiele (2020). Applying a combined geospatial and farm scale model to identify suitable locations for mussel farming. Mar. Poll. Bull. 156: 111254, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111254
    • Thenen, M. v., P. Frederiksen, H. S. Hansen and K. S. Schiele (2020). A structured indicator pool to operationalize expert-based ecosystem service assessments for marine spatial planning. Ocean Coastal Manage. 187: 105071, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.105071 –open access–
    • van Denderen, P. D., S. G. Bolam, R. Friedland, J. G. Hiddink, K. Norén, A. D. Rijnsdorp, M. Sköld, A. Törnroos, E. A. Virtanen and S. Valanko (2020). Evaluating impacts of bottom trawling and hypoxia on benthic communities at the local, habitat, and regional scale using a modelling approach. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 77: 278-289, doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsz219
  • 2019
    • Friedland, R., A.-L. Buer, S. Dahlke and G. Schernewski (2019). Spatial effects of different zebra mussel farming strategies in an eutrophic Baltic lagoon. Front. Environ. Sci. 6: 158, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00158 –open access–
    • Friedland, R., G. Schernewski, U. Gräwe, I. Greipsland and M. Pastuszak (2019). Managing eutrophication in the Szczecin (Oder) Lagoon - development, present state and future perspectives. Front. Mar. Sci. 5: 521, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00521 –open access–
    • Gillgren, C., J. G. Støttrup, J. Schumacher and G. E. Dinesen (2019). Working together: collaborative decision making for sustainable Integrated Coastal Management (ICM). J. Coast. Conserv. 23: 959-968, doi: 10.1007/s11852-018-0631-z
    • Gyraite, G., M. Katarzyte and G. Schernewski (2019). First findings of potentially human pathogenic bacteria Vibrio in the south-eastern Baltic Sea coastal and transitional bathing waters. Mar. Poll. Bull. 149: 110546, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110546
    • Haseler, M. (2019). Hier und da und überall - Plastik in der marinen Umwelt. In: Weltmeere im Wandel. Ed. by B. Ratter. Hamburg: (Hamburger Symposium Geographie; Band 10) 10: 29-44,
    • Haseler, M., C. Weder, L. Buschbeck, S. Wesnigk and G. Schernewski (2019). Cost-effective monitoring of large micro- and meso-litter in tidal and flood accumulation zones at south-western Baltic Sea beaches. Mar. Poll. Bull. 149: 110544, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110544
    • Hassler, B., N. Blažauskas, K. Gee, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, J. Piwowarczyk, F. Saunders, I. Stalmokaitė, H. Strand and J. Zaucha (2019). New generation EU directives, sustainability, and the role of transnational coordination in Baltic Sea maritime spatial planning. Ocean Coastal Manage. 169: 254-263, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.12.025 –open access–
    • Holzhueter, W., Schartmann, H., Hansen, H.S., Aigars, J., Schiele, K., FS, Report on likely future scenarios that need to be considered in planning options/alternatives. BONUS BASMATI Deliverable 3.3, December 2019,
    • Holzhüter, W., H. Luhtala, H. S. Hansen and K. Schiele (2019). Lost in space and time? A conceptual framework to harmonise data for marine spatial planning. IJSDIR 14: 108-132, doi: 10.2902/1725-0463.2019.14.art05 –open access–
    • Holzhüter, W.; Schiele, K; von Thenen, M.; Maack, L.; Luhtala, H.; Viška, M.; Strāķe, S.: Database including spatial data on ecosystem services and (anthropogenic) pressures. BONUS BASMATI Deliverable 3.2, June 2019,
    • Inacio, M., G. Schernewski, D. A. Pliatsika, J. Benz and R. Friedland (2019). Assessing changes in ecosystem services provision in coastal waters. Sustainability 11: 2632, doi: 10.3390/su11092632 –open access–
    • Janßen, H., C. Göke and A. Luttmann (2019). Knowledge integration in Marine Spatial Planning: A practitioners' view on decision support tools with special focus on Marxan. Ocean Coastal Manage. 168: 130-138, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.11.006 –open access–
    • Karnauskaitė, D., G. Schernewski, J. G. Støttrup and M. Kataržytė (2019). Indicator-based sustainability assessment tool to support coastal and marine management. Sustainability 11: 3175, doi: 10.3390/su11113175 –open access–
    • Karstens, S., M. Inácio and G. Schernewski (2019). Expert-based evaluation of ecosystem service provision in coastal reed wetlands under different management regimes. Front. Environ. Sci. 7: 63, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00063 –open access–
    • Maack, L., Schiele, K., Gräwe, U., Pickhard, J., Darr, A. (2019). Ermittlung der Konnektivität zwischen Schutzgebieten – Fallbeispiel benthische Biotope. Arbeitspaket 3. Verbundprojekt des Bundesamts für Naturschutz FKZ: 3517 84 0100.
    • Morf, A., J. Moodie, K. Gee, A. Giacometti, M. Kull, J. Piwowarczyk, K. Schiele, J. Zaucha, I. Kellecioglu, A. Luttmann and H. Strand (2019). Towards sustainability of marine governance: Challenges and enablers for stakeholder integration in transboundary marine spatial planning in the Baltic Sea. Ocean Coastal Manage. 177: 200-212, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.04.009 –open access–
    • Piehl, S., R. Hauk, E. Robbe, F. Klaeger, M. Haseler, M. Labrenz and G. Schernewski (2019). Mikroplastik in der Umwelt - Eintrag, Verbleib und Konsequenzen. In: Emissionsminderung von Punktquellen im ländlichen Raum : 12. Rostocker Abwassertagung am 10. September 2019 an der Universität Rostock : Tagungsband Rostock: Universität Rostock (Schriftenreihe Umweltingenieurwesen): 104-115, –open access–
    • Piwowarczyk, J., K. Gee, M. Gilek, B. Hassler, A. Luttmann, L. Maack, M. Matczak, A. Morf, F. Saunders, I. Stalmokaitė and J. Zaucha (2019). Insights into integration challenges in the Baltic Sea Region marine spatial planning: Implications for the HELCOM-VASAB principles. Ocean Coastal Manage. 175: 98-109, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.03.023
    • Schernewski, G., E. Baltranaitė, M. Kataržytė, A. Balčiūnas, N. Čerkasova and J. Mėžinė (2019). Establishing new bathing sites at the Curonian Lagoon coast: an ecological-social-economic assessment. J. Coast. Conserv. 23: 899-911, doi: 10.1007/s11852-017-0587-4 –open access–
    • Schernewski, G., P. Paysen, E. Robbe, M. Inácio and J. Schumacher (2019). Ecosystem service assessments in water policy implementation: An analysis in urban and rural estuaries. Front. Mar. Sci. 6: 163, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00183 –open access–
    • Schernewski, G., R. Friedland, A.-L. Buer, S. Dahlke, B. Drews, S. Höft, T. Klumpe, M. Schadach, J. Schumacher and A. Zaiko (2019). Ecological-social-economic assessment of zebra-mussel cultivation scenarios for the Oder (Szczecin) Lagoon. J. Coast. Conserv. 23: 913-929, doi: 10.1007/s11852-018-0649-2 –open access–
    • Schiele, K., Holzhüter, W., von Thenen, M., Luhtala, H., Strāķe, S., Viška, M., Pakalniete, K., Koski, C., Morf, A.: Requirements for data to be used in marine spatial planning. BONUS BASMATI Deliverable 3.1, August 2018,
    • Støttrup, J. G., G. E. Dinesen, J. Schumacher, C. Gillgren, M. Inácio and G. Schernewski (2019). The systems approach framework for collaborative, science-based management of complex systems. J. Coast. Conserv. 23: 881-898, doi: 10.1007/s11852-018-00677-5
    • Thoya, P. and T. M. Daw (2019). Effects of assets and weather on small-scale coastal fishers’ access to space, catches and profits. Fish. Res. 212: 146-153, doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.12.018
  • 2018
    • Beisiegel, K., A. Darr, M. L. Zettler, R. Friedland, U. Gräwe and M. Gogina (2018). Understanding the spatial distribution of subtidal reef assemblages in the southern Baltic Sea using towed camera platform imagery. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 207: 82-92, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2018.04.006
    • Beusekom, J. v., R. Thiel, I. Bobsien, M. Boersma, C. Buschbaum, A. Dänhardt, A. Darr, R. Friedland, M. Kloppmann, I. Kröncke, J. Rick and M. Wetzel (2018). Aquatische Ökosysteme: Nordsee, Wattenmeer, Elbeästuar und Ostsee. In: Hamburger Klimabericht - Wissen über Klima, Klimawandel und Auswirkungen in Hamburg und Norddeutschland. Ed. by H. v. Storch, I. Meinke and M. Claußen. Berlin: Springer: 89-107, doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-55379-4 –open access–
    • Buer, A.-L., G. Gyraite, P. Wegener, X. Lange, M. Katarzyte, G. Hauk and G. Schernewski (2018). Long term development of bathing water quality at the German Baltic coast: spatial patterns, problems and model simulations. Mar. Poll. Bull. 135: 1055-1066, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.08.048
    • Haseler, M., G. Schernewski, A. Balciunas and V. Sabaliauskaite (2018). Monitoring methods for large micro- and meso-litter and applications at Baltic beaches. J. Coast. Conserv. 22: 27-50, doi: 10.1007/s11852-017-0497-5
    • Hassler, B., K. Gee, M. Gilek, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, F. Saunders, I. Stalmokaite, H. Strand and J. Zaucha (2018). Collective action and agency in Baltic Sea marine spatial planning: Transnational policy coordination in the promotion of regional coherence. Mar. Policy 92: 138-147, doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.03.002 –open access–
    • Inácio, M., G. Schernewski, Y. Nazemtseva, E. Baltranaitė, R. Friedland and J. Benz (2018). Ecosystem services provision today and in the past: a comparative study in two Baltic lagoons. Ecol. Res. 33: 1255-1274, doi: 10.1007/s11284-018-1643-8 –open access–
    • Janßen, H., R. Varjopuro, A. Luttmann, A. Morf and H. Nieminen (2018). Imbalances in interaction for transboundary marine spatial planning: Insights from the Baltic Sea region. Ocean Coastal Manage. 161: 201-210, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.05.008 –open access–
    • Karnauskaitė, D., G. Schernewski, J. Schumacher, R. Grunert and R. Povilanskas (2018). Assessing coastal management case studies around Europe using an indicator based tool. J. Coast. Conserv. 22: 549-570, doi: 10.1007/s11852-018-0597-x –open access–
    • Kuusemäe, K., M. von Thenen, T. Lange, E. K. Rasmussen, M. Pothoff, A. I. Sousa and M. R. Flindt (2018). Agent Based Modelling (ABM) of eelgrass (Zostera marina) seedbank dynamics in a shallow Danish estuary. Ecol. Model. 371: 60-75, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.01.001
    • Maack, L., Schiele, K., Darr, A. (2018). Mindestanforderungen an die Datenbasis. Arbeitspaket 2. Verbundprojekt des Bundesamts für Naturschutz FKZ: 3517 84 0100.
    • Newton, A., A. C. Brito, J. D. Icely, V. Derolez, I. Clara, S. Angus, G. Schernewski, M. Inácio, A. I. Lillebø, A. I. Sousa, B. Béjaoui, C. Solidoro, M. Tosic, M. Cañedo-Argüelles, M. Yamamuro, S. Reizopoulou, H.-C. Tseng, D. Canu, L. Roselli, M. Maanan, S. Cristina, A. C. Ruiz-Fernández, R. F. d. Lima, B. Kjerfve, N. Rubio-Cisneros, A. Pérez-Ruzafa, C. Marcos, R. Pastres, F. Pranovi, M. Snoussi, J. Turpie, Y. Tuchkovenko, B. Dyack, J. Brookes, R. Povilanskas and V. Khokhlov (2018). Assessing, quantifying and valuing the ecosystem services of coastal lagoons. J. Nat. Conserv. 44: 50-65, doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2018.02.009 –open access–
    • Robbe, E., G. Schernewski and M. Inácio (2018). Assessment of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services and its importance within Environmental Policy Implementation. In: Marine Ecosystem Services. Ed. by L. Berger. Bonn: Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN-Skripten 521), 978-3-89624-258-7, doi: 10.19217/skr521
    • Schernewski, G., A. Balciunas, D. Gräwe, U. Gräwe, K. Klesse, M. Schulz, S. Wesnigk, D. Fleet, M. Haseler, N. Möllman and S. Werner (2018). Beach macro-litter monitoring on southern Baltic beaches: results, experiences and recommendations. J. Coast. Conserv. 22: 5-25, doi: 10.1007/s11852-016-0489-x
    • Schernewski, G., J. Schumacher, E. Weisner and L. Donges (2018). A combined coastal protection, realignment and wetland restoration scheme in the southern Baltic: planning process, public information and participation. J. Coast. Conserv., doi: 10.1007/s11852-017-0542-4
    • Schumacher, J., G. Schernewski, M. Bielecka, M. I. Loizides and X. I. Loizidou (2018). Methodologies to support coastal management - A stakeholder preference and planning tool and its application. Mar. Policy 94: 150-157, doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.05.017
    • Strøttrup, J. G., G. E. Dinesen, J. Schumacher, C. Gillgren and G. Schernewski (2018). An introduction to the Systems Approach Framework. Coastal & Marine 27: 4-5
  • 2017
    • Allin, A., G. Schernewski, R. Friedland, T. Neumann and H. Radtke (2017). Climate change effects on denitrification and associated avoidance costs in three Baltic river basin - coastal sea systems. J. Coast. Conserv. 21: 561-569, doi: 10.1007/s11852-017-0530-8
    • Gogina, M., C. Morys, S. Forster, U. Gräwe, R. Friedland and M. L. Zettler (2017). Towards benthic ecosystem functioning maps: quantifying bioturbation potential in the German part of the Baltic Sea. Ecol. Indic. 73: 574-588, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.10.025
    • Hassler, B., N. Blažauskas, K. Gee, M. Gilek, H. Janßen, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, J. Piwowarczyk, F. Saunders, I. Stalmokaite, H. Strand and J. Zaucha (2017): BONUS BALTSPACE deliverable: D2.2: Ambition and Realities in Baltic Sea Marine Spatial Planning and the Ecosystem Approach: Policy and Sector Coordination in Promotion of Regional Integration. Stockholm: 69 S.
    • Leipe, T., M. Naumann, F. Tauber, H. Radtke, R. Friedland, A. Hiller and H. W. Arz (2017). Regional distribution patterns of chemical parameters in surface sediments of the south-western Baltic Sea and their possible causes. Geo-Mar. Lett. 37: 593-606, doi: 10.1007/s00367-017-0514-6
    • Luttmann, A., Maack, L. (2017). BONUS BALTSPACE Deliverable D2.5: Integration across scales and boundaries - findings from the Baltic Sea: Internal report on integration across scales and boundaries via MSP processes.
    • Magel, I. V. and A. Luttmann (2017). Marine spatial planning as an instrument of sustainable development of the seas. Vestnik St. Peterburgskogo Univ. Pravo 8: 468-478, doi: 10.21638/11701/spbu14.2017.409
    • Morf, A., Strand, H., Gee, K., Gilek, M., Janßen, H., Hassler, B., Luttmann, A., Piwowarczyk, J., Saunders, F., Stalmokaite, I., Zaucha, J. (2017). BONUS BaltSpace Deliverable D2.3: Exploring Possibilities and Challenges for Stakeholder Integration in MSP. Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg.
    • Morf, A., Strand, H., Gee, K., Gilek, M., Janßen, H., Hassler, B., Luttmann, A., Piwowarczyk, J., Saunders, F., Stalmokaite, I., Zaucha, J. (2017). BONUS BaltSpace Deliverable D2.3: Exploring Possibilities and Challenges for Stakeholder Integration in MSP. Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg.
    • Morf, A., Strand, H., Gee, K., Gilek, M., Janßen, H., Hassler, B., Luttmann, A., Piwowarczyk, J., Saunders, F., Stalmokaite, I., Zaucha, J. (2017). BONUS BaltSpace Deliverable D2.3: Exploring Possibilities and Challenges for Stakeholder Integration in MSP. Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg.
    • Saunders, F., M. Gilek, K. Gee, B. Hassler, A. Luttmann, A. Morf and J. Zaucha (2017). BONUS BALTSPACE deliverable: D1.3: Evaluating the sustainability of governance: A proposal for evaluating marine spatial planning in the Baltic Sea. Stockholm: 37 S.
    • Støttrup, J. G., G. E. Dinesen, H. Janßen, C. Gillgren and G. Schernewski (2017). Re-visiting ICM theory and practice: lessons learned from the Baltic Sea region. Ocean Coastal Manage. 139: 64-76, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.02.002
    • Zettler, M. L., R. Friedland, M. Gogina and A. Darr (2017). Variation in benthic long-term data of transitional waters: Is interpretation more than speculation? PLoS One 12: e0175746, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175746 –open access–
  • 2016
    • Friedland, R. and N. Stybel (2016). Fighting eutrophication in shallow coastal waters. YOUMARES 7, Hamburg, German Society for Marine Research: 43
    • Friedland, R. and N. Stybel (2016). Mussel cultivation in the Szczecin Lagoon. YOUMARES 7, Hamburg, German Society for Marine Research: 46
    • Gräwe, D., M. Haseler and G. Schernewski (2016). Meeresmüll an deutschen Ostseestränden. Wasser u. Abfall 18: 12-17
    • Inácio, M. (2016). The Ecosystem Services Assessment Tool (ESAT) - Assessing ecosystem services and tracking their changes over time. Coastal & Marine 25: 8-9 –open access–
    • Käppler, A., D. Fischer, S. Oberbeckmann, G. Schernewski, M. Labrenz, K.-J. Eichhorn and B. Voit (2016). Analysis of environmental microplastics by vibrational microspectroscopy: FTIR, Raman or both? Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 408: 8377-8391, doi: 10.1007/s00216-016-9956-3
    • Luttmann, A., A. Darr, Y. Vyazilova and P. Spirin (2016). Umweltverträgliche Raumnutzungskonzepte für den Ostseeküstenraum der Russischen Föderation (MSP-Rus), Phase 2: Umweltbewertung bei der maritimen Raumplanung in der Russischen Föderation unter Anwendung und Erprobung in der Pilotregion. Umweltbundesamt. –open access–
    • Luttmann, A., H. Janßen, A. Darr, Y. Vyazilova, M. Lazareva and S. Komaristyi (2016). Umweltverträgliche Raumnutzungskonzepte für den Ostseeküstenraum der Russischen Föderation (MSP-Rus), Phase 2: Planungsmethodische und inhaltliche Aspekte für die maritime Raumplanung in der Russischen Föderation am Beispiel der Pilotregion. Umweltbundesamt. –open access–
    • Pesch, R., C. Propp, A. Darr, A. Bartholomä, K. Beisiegel, T. Bildstein, D. Fiorentino, C. Hass, P. Holler, M. Lambers-Huesmann, P. Richter, S. Papenmeier, C.-P. Günther, K. Schiele, K. Schuchardt, K. Schwarzer, F. Tauber, M. Zeiler and M. Zettler (2016). Progress in marine biotope mapping in Germany. In: Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe 2015: Proceedings of the conference, Stralsund, Germany, 14-18 September 2015. Ed. by H. v. Nordheim and K. Wollny Goerke. Bonn: Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN-Skripten 451), 978-3-89624-188-7
    • Saunders, F., M. Gilek, K. Gee, C. Göke, B. Hassler, P. Lenninger, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, J. Piwowarczyk, K. Schiele, I. Stalmokaite, H. Strand, R. Tafon and J. Zaucha (2016). Exploring possibilities and challenges for MSP integration in the Baltic Sea - BONUS BALTSPACE deliverable: D1.2: Final guidance document on analysing possibilities and challenges for MSP integration. 43 S. –open access–
    • Schiele, K. S., A. Darr, M. L. Zettler, T. Berg, M. Blomqvist, D. Daunys, V. Jermakovs, S. Korpinen, J. Kotta, H. Nygård, M. v. Weber, J. Voss and J. Warzocha (2016). Rating species sensitivity throughout gradient systems - a consistent approach for the Baltic Sea. Ecol. Indic. 61, Part 2: 447-455, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.09.046
    • Schumacher, J. (2016). A participation, preference and planning tool for a systematic involvement of stakeholders. Coastal & Marine 25: 10-11 –open access–
    • Zaucha, J., M. Gilek, N. Blažauskas, K. Dahl, K. Gee, B. Hassler, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, J. Piwowarczyk, B. Riemann and F. Saunders (2016). Possibilities and challenges for MSP integration in the Baltic Sea - BONUS BALTSPACE deliverable: D2.1: Baseline-mapping and refined case study design. Gdańsk: 46 S. –open access–
  • 2015
    • Ad-hoc-Arbeitsgruppe "Nährstoffreduktionsziele u. Eurtrophierung Ostsee", M. v. Weber, M. Carstens, A. Bachor, T. Petenati, B. Knefelkamp, M. Trepel, W. Leujak, G. Schernewski, R. Friedland, G. Nausch, T. Neumann and N. Wasmund (2015). Harmonisierte Hintergrund- und Orientierungswerte für Nährstoffe und Chlorophyll-a in den deutschen Küstengewässern der Ostsee sowie Zielfrachten und Zielkonzentrationen für die Einträge über die Gewässer : Konzept zur Ableitung von Nährstoffreduktionszielen nach den Vorgaben der Wasserrahmenrichtlinie, der Meeresstrategie-Rahmenrichtlinie, der Helsinki-Konvention und des Göteburg-Protokolls. Bonn: Bund/Länder-Ausschuss Nord- und Ostsee (BLANO), Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit
    • Friedland, R. (2015). Empfohlener Zielwert für den Stickstoffeintrag : durchschnittliche Chlorophyll-a-Konzentration im Sommer in Mikrogramm pro Liter, Gebiete Ostsee, deutsche Ostseeküste. In: World Ocean Review 4. Hamburg: maribus: Abb. 2.27
    • Friedland, R. and M. v. Weber (2015). Wasserqualitäts- und Nährstoffreduktionsziele für die deutsche Ostsee. Wasser u. Abfall 17: 10-15, doi: 10.1007/s35152-015-0591-7
    • Schernewski, G., R. Friedland, M. Carstens, U. Hirt, W. Leujak, G. Nausch, T. Neumann, T. Petenati, S. Sagert, N. Wasmund and M. v. Weber (2015). Implementation of European marine policy : new water quality targets for German Baltic waters. Mar. policy 51: 305-321, doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2014.09.002 –open access–
    • Schiele, K. S., A. Darr, M. L. Zettler, R. Friedland, F. Tauber, M. v. Weber and J. Voss (2015). Biotope map of the German Baltic Sea. Mar. Poll. Bull. 96: 127-135, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.05.038
  • 2014
    • Blobel, D., N. Dreier, S. Enderwitz, C. Filies, P. Fröhle, I. Haller, C. Heidecke, J. Hirschfeld, J. Mahnkopf, G. Schernewski, C. Schlamkow, R. Scholz, A. Schröder and A. Wagner (2014). RADOST - Regionale Anpassungsstrategien für die deutsche Ostseeküste. In: Wege zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel : regionale Netzwerke, Strategien und Maßnahmen. Ed. by H. Biebeler, H. Bardt, E. Chrischilles, M. Mahammadzaheh and J. Striebeck. Köln: Inst. der Dt. Wirtschaft (KLIMZUG Klimawandel in Regionen): 147-168, 978-3-602-14932-2
    • McFadden, L. and G. Schernewski (2014). Critical reflections on a systems approach application in practice : a Baltic lagoon case study. Reg. environ. change 14: 2115-2126, doi:10.1007/s10113-012-0337-y
    • Newton, A., J. Icely, S. Cristina, A. Brito, A. C. Cardoso, F. Colijn, S. Dalla Riva, F. Gertz, J. Würgler Hansen, M. Holmer, K. Ivanova, E. Leppäkoski, D. Melaku Canu, C. Mocenni, S. Mudge, N. Murray, M. Pejrup, A. Razinkovas, S. Reizopoulou, A. Pérez-Ruzafa, G. Schernewski, H. Schubert, L. Carr, C. Solidoro, P. Viaroli and J.-M. Zaldívar (2014). An overview of ecological status, vulnerability and future perspectives of European large shallow, semi-enclosed coastal systems, lagoons and transitional waters. Estuar. coast. shelf sci. 140: 95-122, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2013.05.023
    • Schiele, K. S., A. Darr and M. L. Zettler (2014). Verifying a biotope classification using benthic communities - an analysis towards the implementation of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Mar. poll. bull. 78: 181-189, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.10.045
    • Schumacher, J. and E. Weisner (2014). Combining coastal and environmental protection - the example of the realignment area Hütelmoor. Coastal & Marine 23: 14 –open access–
    • Schumacher, J., S. Schönwald and G. Schernewski (2014). Measuring sustainability and climate change adaptation in coastal communities: a German case study. In: Coastal adaptation processes in the German Baltic Sea Region. Rostock: EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland: 37-53, 978-3-939206-14-9
  • 2013
    • Donges, L., I. Haller and G. Schernewski (2013). Tourists’ perception of coastal changes - a contribution to the assessment of regional adaptation strategies? In: Climate change adaptation in practice : from strategy development to implementation. Ed. by P. Schmidt-Thomé and J. Klein. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell: 239-252, 978-0-470-97700-2
    • Karlsson, A., A.-B. Florin, K. Fürhaupter, C. Herrmann, O. Karlsson, N. Sonntag, I. Autio, M. Laamanen, J. Arrendal, J. Birzaks, P. Brzeska, D. Boedeker, M. Bučas, N. Chernova, V. Fedorov, A. Galatius, M. Gerb, E. Glazkova, P. Gruszka, M. Hario, K. Herkül, T. Härkönen, G. Johansson, V. Karvinen, H. Kautsky, J. Kieckbusch, K. Kostamo, N. Kovalchuk, A. Laine, L. Ložys, G. Martin, A. Maximov, T. Moritz, C. Pusch, Ž. Pūtys, K. Schiele, K. Skóra, L. Sternik, A. Stīpniece, H. Svedäng, M. Svensson, O. Thorup, M. Tjernberg, K. Torn, K. Tylik, L. Urho, F. Vitale, A. Volodina and M. L. Zettler (2013). HELCOM Red List of Baltic Sea species in danger of becoming extinct. Helsinki: Helsinki Commission. 106 S. (Baltic Sea Environment Proceedings ; 140) –open access–
    • Klamt, A.-M. and G. Schernewski (2013). Climate change - a new opportunity for mussel farming in the Southern Baltic? In: Climate change adaptation in practice : from strategy development to implementation. Ed. by P. Schmidt-Thomé and J. Klein. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell: 171-184, 978-0-470-97700-2
    • Mossbauer, M., S. Dahlke, R. Friedland and G. Schernewski (2013). Consequences of climate change and environmental policy for macroalgae accumulations on beaches along the German Baltic coastline. In: Climate change adaptation in practice : from strategy development to implementation. Ed. by P. Schmidt-Thomé and J. Klein. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell: 215-224, 978-0-470-97700-2