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BRIESE Prize 2018: Focus ocean acidification – Great progress in Baltic Sea pH monitoring and more

19.02.2019 13:00

The BRIESE Prize for Marine Research 2018 was awarded today at the IOW to Dr. Jens Daniel Müller (m.). Captain Klaus Küper (r.) from the BRIESE shipping company, IOW Director Ulrich Bathmann (l.). (Photo: IOW / K.Beck)

Jens Daniel Müller from the IOW has been awarded this year's BRIESE Prize for Marine Research. The jury honours his research on the distinctive features of ocean acidification in marginal and coastal seas. Müller used the Baltic Sea as an example to show that acidification takes place under fundamentally different conditions there than it does in the open ocean. With the advancement of a high-precision optical pH measuring method, which until now could only be used at high oceanic salinities, but which now can also be applied in less salty water, he also created the basis for making pH changes in brackish water comparable worldwide.

The BRIESE Prize for outstanding doctoral theses in marine research, which is donated by the German shipping company Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG and is endowed with 5000 euros, has now been awarded for the 9th time at the IOW.

Read full joint press release by
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)
Reederei Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG

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