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). Click on photo for a video demo of the travel version.



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:

Burchard, H., H.M. Schuttelaars, and D.K. Ralston, Sediment trapping in estuaries. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci., 10, 371-395, 2018.

Biannual Warnemünde Turbulence Days (WTD)

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