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Project details: MOSSCO Synthesis

Acronym: MOSSCO II
Title: Küstenmeerforschung: Verbundprojekt MOSSCO-Synthese: Modulare Modell- und Datenkopplung für Schelfmeere und Küsten; Vorhaben: Modellkonfiguration, Nutzung eines verallgemeinerten Muschelfarmmoduls zur Verbesserung der Wasserqualität
Duration: 01.04.2016 - 31.03.2019
Project manager: Prof. Dr. Hans Burchard
Funding: BMBF - Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Focus: Focus 4: Coastal seas and society
Cross-Cutting Activity: Modeling
Cooperation: Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht – Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung (HZG)
Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (BAW)
Website: http://www.mossco.de

Staff

Dr. Fatemeh Chegini, Tel.: +49 (381) 5197-276

Dr. René Friedland, Tel.: +49 (381) 5197-3410

Dr. Peter Holtermann, Tel.: +49 (381) 5197-173

Dr. Knut Klingbeil, Tel.: +49 (381) 5197-153

Description

Most challenges in coastal science and management demand an integrative approach. The project “Modular System for Shelves and Coasts” (MOSSCO) thus developed an infrastructure that facilitates integration of existing model and data components. In the second phase of the project (MOSSCO Synthesis) the modular infrastructure will be brought to a number of coastal applications, which are centered around the benthic-pelagic interface. High-resolution model studies will be conducted for four regions (southern North Sea, North Frisian North Sea, western Baltic Sea, and Oder Lagoon). Based on state-of-the-art hydrodynamical modeling, these applications will address research questions arising from the interplay of biogeochemical, ecological, and sedimentary processes within the coastal transition zone. Central questions focus on drivers of macrobenthic dynamics, the effects of macrobenthic communities on ecosystem and sediment dynamics, or an the processes responsible for nearshore nutrient gradients. Related model studies will support specific demands of partner KüNO projects including those in the engineering KüNO call, and of German authorities responsible for EU Framework Directives. “MOSSCO Synthesis” will produce estimates for the historical, present and future state of the coastal ecosystem, as well as for sedimentary states and budgets.

Staff

Dr. René Friedland, Tel.: +49 (381) 5197-3410

Dr. Knut Klingbeil, Tel.: +49 (381) 5197-153