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Dr. Svenja Papenmeier - CV

since 2019
Research assistant in the working group Marine Geophysics (Section Marine Geology) at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde.


2012 – 2019
Research assistant in the working group Coastal Geology (Section Ecology of the Coasts) at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.


  • AMIN I-III: Acoustic seafloor classification in the North Sea – offshore sediment dynamics
  • LABS: Long-term analysis of bedform stability using acoustic data in the German Bight
  • PaleoElbe: Paleogeography and sedimentary filling of the Paleo Elbe Valley
  • BioGeoKopplung: Small scale variability of benthic organisms in relation to heterogenic sediment distributions
  • HANS: Hard substrates in the North Sea
  • SASHA: Sedimentary archives of long-term coastal evolution in the Siberian Arctic
Dissertation at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel.
Thesis title: Properties and dynamics of suspended load and near-bed fine cohesive sediments in highly impacted estuaries. Case studies from the Weser, Ems and Elbe estuaries.


2008 – 2012
Research assistant at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Institute for Geosciences in the Junior Research Group Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Erosion as well as working group Coastal Geology and Sedimentology.


  • Impact analysis of water injection dredging in estuaries (Excellence Cluster “Future Ocean” in cooperation with the Water and Shipping Authorities Bremen and Bremerhaven)
  • AufMod-F: Seabed models: Stability von sediment distribution patterns in the German Bight, subproject: Shelf and Estuaries (KFKI-Project)
  • Identification of marine habitats in the Mecklenburger Bay – mapping of the Sagasbank (financed by the LLUR)


2005 – 2007
Master studies „Marine Geosciences” at University Bremen.
Thesis title: „Sedimentological and rheological characteristics of near bed cohesive sediments in the Weser and Ems estuaries (German North Sea coast).


2002 – 2005
Bachelor studies “Geosciences” at University Bremen.
Thesis title: Authigenic carbonates of the eastern Black Sea – petrography and genesis.