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Prof. Dr. habil. Gerald Schernewski

Gerald Schernewski
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 207
Applied coastal and marine research and management


1984 Pre-diploma in Geography and Economics, University of Kiel
1988 Diploma in Geography, Soil Science and Chemistry, University of Kiel
1991 PhD in Physical Geography with Soil Science and Chemistry at the University of Kiel
1998 Habilitation at the University of Kiel (postdoctoral lecture qualification)


1991-1995 Scientist and head of the sub-project ‘hydrochemistry’ at the Ecosystem Research Centre and the Centre of Ecology of the University of Kiel

1996 Senior scientist at the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries of the University of Hamburg, Germany

1997-1999 Guest scientist at the Pirkanmaa Regional Environment Centre in Tampere, Finland (Humboldt fund of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and DFG-Research fellowship)

Since 1999 Head of the “Coastal and Marine Management” group at the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Warnemünde, Germany

Since 2014 Professor at Klaipeda University, Marine Science and Technology Center, Lithuania

Since 2014 President of the Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC) International, Leiden, Netherlands


Lecturer (Privat-Dozent) at Kiel University (2000-2007).

Guest-Lecturer at St. Petersburg State University, Russia (2005-2010), the University of the Algarve, Faro, Portugal (2006) and Rostock University (2002-2010; Environment & Education; Environmental Protection). 

Associate Professor at Rostock University. Courses within Master studies Aquaculture, Environmental Engineering and Environmental Protection (since 2010). 

Baltic Chair (Guest-Professor) in Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Sea, International Ocean Institute at University of Malta (2011-2012).

Guest-Professor (2012-2013) and Professor (since 2014) at Klaipeda University, Lithuania. Courses within Master studies Marine Hydrology; Ecology and Environment as well as International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+).