Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Glockzin


Michael Glockzin
© 2009 G.König, M.Sasek, R.Schlossnickel, J.Uherek
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung
Seestraße 15
18119 Rostock

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  • marine GIS
  • data mining + data evaluation
  • water/air-equilibrator technology
  • image analysis, PIV, shadowgraphy
  • statistical and geostatistical modelling
  • terrestrial and marine mesocosm experiments
  • generation & decomposition of artificial gas hydrates
  • programming - MATLAB, R, QuadStar, C++, Visual Basic
  • trace gas measurements with CRDS and oaICOS sensors
  • development and improvement of methods and equipment
  • application of uni- and multivariate statistics in marine science
  • benthic chamber (WaBOB) instrumentation & deployment
  • particles; composition and dynamics in marine and limnic environment

Project work

  • (For details please klick here)
    In the year 2006, ICOS was recognized as an important research infrastructure by the Council of the European Union Research Ministers and it was added to the priority list (“roadmap”) of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). ICOS aims to create an atmosphere, land and ocean monitoring network, able to reliably quantify sinks and sources of greenhouse gases and its catchment areas throughout Europe, and thus to identify and to document changes in the carbon cycle, for at least 20 years. ICOS allows to monitor and to assess the impact of human activities on the climate as well as the success and efficiency of avoidance and abatement strategies. The german component of ICOS (ICOS-D) is in its pilot phase since 2012. The entire installation of the monitoring network should be completed by 2016. In the framework of ICOS-D, the IOW further expands the required instrumentation installed on a ferry, operating on a regular and direct link between Travemünde and Helsinki (the FINNMAID, owned and operated by the shipping company Finnlines). Currently, hydrographical and biological basic parameters are being collected by the Finnish side (Project ALGALINE) whereas measurements of pCO2, pCH4 and oxygen content in the surface water are being conducted by the IOW. Being the only observation line established in a marginal sea, the „BALTIC-VOS“ line plays an important in connecting land and sea based observations in ICOS-D (VOS = voluntary observing ships). Due to anthropogenic impacts (eutrophication, warming), the already over decades documented changes in the Baltic Sea ecosystem are particularly strong and make this observation line especially suited to examine effects of a change in use or adopted environmental strategies on trace gas fluxes. Furthermore, it plays a key role in the development of a seagoing data acquisition system for the “Big Three” of trace gases relevant for the climate: CO2, CH4, N2O. Involved persons (IOW): Gregor Rehder (PI), Wanda Gülzow (project-funded scientist), Michael Glockzin (project-funded engineer).
  • The service of sediments in German coastal seas – evaluating the function of marine benthic systems in the context of human use – Service functions of the Baltic Sea- (SECOS): WP 2.4 "Gas exchange at the sediment water interface"
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    Coastal and marginal seas operate as natural reaction sites for the processing and accumulation of land-derived discharges, e.g. nutrients, toxic substances, biotic/abiotic material. The main locations of accumulation as well as chemical/biological modification are almost the sediments. Surprisingly, their key position in the complex land-sea interaction is insufficiently studied and assessed so far. Within the framework of the BMBF-project SECOS („The service of sediments in German coastal seas“), the distribution and quantitative relevance of sedimentary services will be mapped and modelled in the range of the German Baltic Sea waters. Existing management tools for marine coastal systems will be improved, including human impacts and projections of future scenarios. This will be realised by the functional assessment of those sedimentary areas that are most relevant contributors to desired feedbacks to the environment and society. Thus, a first approach of a monetary “ecosystem service” assessment will be generated and all results will be presented in summarised habitat maps. Within the work package 2.4 “Gas exchange at the sediment- water interface”, fluxes of the greenhouse gases CH4, N2O and CO2 will be determined for key sediment types. This aims for a mechanistic understanding of the loss of CH4 and N2O from sediments as a first step towards implementation in the model framework. Therefore, modern analytic methods will be applied such as gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. The sampling will be performed at 20-30 m water depths with a benthic chamber lander system. A first ship cruise with “RV Alkor” is planned for March 2014.
  • (Für Details bitte hier klicken)
    SOPRAN is a joint project funded by the BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) as well as a German national contribution to the International SOLAS programme. It addresses three aspects of atmosphere-ocean interaction: how changing atmospheric composition (e.g. increased CO2, dust) affects the surface ocean ecosystem, how climate-related changes in surface ocean processes (upwelling, mixing, light, biology) alter oceanic emissions to the atmosphere, and the mechanisms and rates of ocean-atmosphere material exchanges. SOPRAN’s focus is on processes operating within and close to the surface ocean, and their potential changes over the next century. The project is an integrated study of surface ocean response to global atmospheric change, combining the insights gained from different disciplines (marine and atmospheric chemistry, biological and physical oceanography) and methods (observations and modelling). SOPRAN aims to deliver an improved description of the effects of global atmospheric change on the sensitive marine ecosystems.
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