Abstract

This book presents in an integrated approach results from five years of interdisciplinary research in the project Zirkulation und Schadstoffumsatz in der Nordsee (ZISCH) (Circulation and Contaminant Fluxes in the North Sea). From 1984 to 1989 over 30 scientists and technicians worked in the project, which was supported by the Bundesminister für Forschung und Technologie (German Minister for Research and Technology). Together with the Universität Hamburg, which initiated ZISCH, the following institutions participated: Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Deutsches Hydrographisches Institut (now Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie), GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, Alfred-Wegener- Institut Bremerhaven, Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Universität Paderborn. More than other national and international projects, the ZISCH project aimed at a holistic view of the marine ecosystem. For this reason, the different disciplines working together were not limited to purely marine sciences (oceanography, marine biology and chemistry), but atmospheric sciences (meteorology, atmospheric chemistry) and food chemistry also participated. Previous to ZISCH, no North Sea wide investigation of comparable complexity had ever been carried out. The area under investigation is shown in Fig. 1.1.

Keywords

Biomass Phosphorus Sludge Phytoplankton Sedimentation 

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  • Jürgen Sündermann

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