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Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) is a full university owned by the German State of Schleswig - Holstein. At its eight faculties it currently teaches about 23.000 students, with 1.165 scientific staff involved both in teaching and research. In research, CAU is well-profiled; e.g. it currently holds 3 projects funded by the German “Excellence Initiative” and has participated in over 40 projects funded by EU’s 6th Framework Programme and is currently involved in 30 projects and successful proposals under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme. The Department of Economics, has a long tradition in the field of resource economics. Several major research projects have been coordinated. In particular, the department hosts two research groups within the ‘Cluster of excellence’ Future Ocean, specially funded by the German Federal Government. One of these working groups is dealing with questions of sustainable fisheries management. This group consists of leading scientists in the field of resource economics, population dynamics of exploited fish stocks, and marine ecology.

Contribution to the project: CAU will be regional leader of the Baltic Sea case and contribute to the North Sea case and the case of Wide Ranging Species. The institute will contribute to work packages 1-4, with the main body of its work focusing on ecological-economic modelling in the Baltic Sea and Widely Ranging Fish study but also with contributions to GES indicators related to seabirds in the North Sea. As one of its main tasks, CAU will –in cooperation with stakeholders- adopt the age-structured ecological-economic optimisation model Eco² to cover species-interaction aspects in the Baltic Sea

Description of PIs involved in the project:

  • Dr. R. Voss is a specialist investigating recruitment variability in Baltic cod and sprat. He contributed significantly to several Baltic EU-projects (e.g. CORE, STORE, BECAUSE, PROTECT) and coordinated the field activities in the GLOBEC Germany project. Further Dr. Voss is engaged in improving the Baltic Multispecies assessment e.g. performing area-disaggregated assessments. With respect to this he was member of the ICES Study Group on Multispecies Model Implementation in the Baltic.
  • Prof. Dr. M. Quaas has his scientific background in environmental and natural resource economics, specifically in the interdisciplinary collaboration with ecological modellers. His methodical expertise is in ecological-economic modelling, analyzing the sustainable use of ecosystem services both of terrestrial ecosystems (in particular semiarid rangelands) and marine ecosystems (in particular fisheries). M. Quaas is leading the research group on sustainable fisheries of the Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean” and is PI in research project on the sustainable use of ecosystem services funded by the German federal ministry of education and research (BMBF).
  • Dr. J. Schmidt is a specialist in multidisciplinary work. He is experienced in zooplankton ecology, fish larvae ecology and fisheries assessment and contributed to EU (STORE) as well as national projects (GLOBEC Germany). He currently works on spatial aspects of fisheries management. He is and was member of several ICES Working and Study Groups (HAWG, PGIPS, WGZE, SGRECVAP) and chair of the ICES “Workshop on Introducing coupled ecological-economic modelling and risk assessment into management tools” (WKIMM). He was main contributor to an EU Study on European Fisheries and Climate Change.
  • Dr. S. Garthe is a marine ecologist specialised on seabirds. He is leading the seabird group at the FTZ. He is conducting several national and international research projects, mainly in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, but also in other waters. Main research topics are distribution and foraging ecology of seabirds, and effects of human pressures on seabirds. He is the former chair of the ICES Working Group on Seabird Ecology (WGSE).

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 289257. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.