The scientific programme comprises excursions, sampling, analytical lab work, and lectures concerning different topics of Wadden Sea and coastal research. The main items are:

  • Introductory lectures on the coastal area of the southern North Sea and on Wadden Sea research
  • Island excursion on Spiekeroog
  • Sampling of pore water and sediments on a beach, on a tidal flat, and from boat
  • Sediment microbiology (microscopy)
  • Optical analysis of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM)
  • Nutrient analysis
  • Lectures on biogeochemistry of subterranean estuaries, operational oceanography and the time series station, nutrients and pore water biogeochemistry in tidal flats and the Wadden Sea
  • Introduction to multivariate statistics
  • Presentations by participants
  • Sedimentology and ecology of tidal flats (walk across tidal flats to the mainland)
  • Excursion on Quaternary geology, landscape development and settling history
  • Molecular analysis of dissolved organic matter using Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (FTICRMS)
  • Advanced nutrient and trace metal analyses usinginductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy and ion chromatography
  • Archaeal and bacterial contributions to microbial communities in sediments (fluorescence in-situ hybridisation microscopy and methane content)
  • Statistical analysis of complex data sets and data compilation
  • Lectures on coastal hydrogeology and submarine ground water discharge
  • Synopsis with presentations by the participants

This programme is partly preliminary and may be subject to some changes.

Preliminary Schedule (June 2013)

This schedule is preliminary and may be subject to change.

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