We undertake research to advance our understanding of past, current, and future oceans, which is vital for unraveling how climate change and other anthropogenic processes are impacting the ocean and marine ecosystems.
We investigate fundamental research questions related to ocean and ecosystem functioning as well as applied research topics towards sustainable development of the blue-green economy. Our ocean and coastal research and monitoring is carried out using traditional research cruises and complemented by novel ocean observing platforms and sensors. We also apply a wide variety of physical-biogeochemical models at relevant temporal and spatial scales.
Our expertise includes, but is not limited to, ocean observing, sensor and technology development, remote sensing, monitoring of eutrophication and water quality, phytoplankton biodiversity, harmful algal blooms, nutrient cycling and availability, food web dynamics, climate change and ocean acidification, land-ocean interactions, and ocean literacy.