Current work, Media coverage and Meetings
EU Commission approves protection measures
The time has come. On 16th February 2023, it was officially announced that the EU Commission had approved the measures to restrict mobile, bottom-contact fishing in the marine protected areas of the German North Sea. We are excited to study the future developments in the areas and look forward to interesting research questions.
Final meeting Phase I
The first period of MGF-Nordsee is coming to an end. Thus, we met internally in a two days online workshop on 26th-27th January 2023 to present our results and discuss the next steps.
Many questions were adressed, more questions appeared. All our findings will be summarized in a final report in the following months.
From 9th-11th Nov 2022 we joined the 3rd "Küstensymposium" in Hamburg with the major topic "Changing coasts". We presented MGF-Nordsee with its recent results in a pitch presentation. In addition to interesting talks and exciting discussion, the artist Jessica Frische beautifully summarized the different focal topics in a grafical abstract. We really love the little picture summary of our project.
"Meeresumweltsymposium" in Hamburg
We joined the “Meeresumweltsymposium ” in Hamburg on 18th – 19th May 2022. Our project was presented on a poster. There were plenty of interesting presentations and lively discussions on future challenges for North Sea management.
Status meeting of MGF projects
MGF-Nordsee and MGF-Ostsee met on 15th-16th March 2022 for their annual status seminar to present and discuss their recent, exciting results.
Kick off of the DAM mission sustainMare
On the 1st Dec 2021, five projects of the DAM research mission "Protection and Sustainable Use of Marine Areas" (sustainMare) started in addition to the pilot missions. The joint Kick off of the sustainMare mission took place on 17th-18th Feb 2022.
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geestacht is now Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
Kick off Meeting
On the 01. - 02. December 2020 we had our first joint meeting with the MGF-North Sea and MGF-Baltic Sea teams.
Launch of the DAM
On the 30.11.2020 the two pilot missions MGF-North Sea und MGF-Baltic Sea were officially launched in an online event of the German Marine Research Alliance.
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