Duration: 2021 - 2024
Funded by: BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research

M.Sc.Ramez Mohammadi
Dr Karsten Lettmann
Dr Thomas Badewien Prof. Dr Jörg-Olaf Wolff



Process studies on the stability and vulnerability of carbon reservoirs in the Baltic and North Seas


Subproject in: Carbon Storage in German Coastal Seas - Stability, Vulnerability and Perspectives for Manageability (CARBOSTORE)
Project Coordination: Dr. Thomas Badewien (ICBM)
Co-responsible: Dr. U. Gräwe, Dr. J. Pätsch, Dr. T. Neumann, Dr. K.A. Lettmann, Dr. V. Matthias, M.Sc. R. Mohammadi, Dr. B. Cahill, Prof. Dr. J.-O. Wolff


The aim of the PROCARBON project is to investigate how different carbon reservoirs in the North Sea and Baltic Sea react to anthropogenic environmental changes, such as climate change, and which processes play a role here. In addition, we want to assess how sensitive or resilient the carbon reservoirs are and estimate future developments with mathematical models. From this, we will develop perspectives for increasing carbon storage in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

The findings will help to develop management strategies and support political decision-making. A total of eight German institutes, authorities and agencies are involved in the overall project.

The University of Oldenburg / ICBM is involved with three working groups. These are investigating

  • a) sulphurisation as a mechanism for carbon storage,
  • b) the role of physical processes in CO2 exchange between atmosphere and ocean, and
  • c) future climate and anthropogenic disturbances in the Wadden Sea using hydrodynamic-biogeochemical models.
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