CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

Can porpoises be saved by pingers?


How does climate change affect marine algae? Can ctenophores act as water filters in the sea? Answers to these and other ecological questions were sought by young researchers from northern Germany in the North and Baltic Seas.

On Friday, 21 November, the teams from Buchholz, Hamburg, Jever, Kiel, Rostock und Uetersen - some with their teachers and parents - came to the ZMAW to present their results in the youth competition "Research at Sea 2008". During summer vacation, each team spent a week on board the "Aldebaran" to make observations at sea and carry out experiments.

The jury praised the high quality of the projects and presentations in this year. First prize was awarded to the group from Rostock with the topic "Pingers: An efficient method for reducing by-catch of porpoises in noisy waters?" The Rostock group was not able to answer this question definitively, but their concept, execution, evaluation and presentation were exemplary.

Since 2005 the ZMAW has held the youth competition "Research at Sea", which is carried out by "Aldebaran Marine Research & Broadcast".

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