Dynamics of the Ocean Floor

Current projects

MIDAS
Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation

Blue Mining
Breakthrough Solutions for Mineral Extraction and Processing in Extreme Environments

MaTeP ROSSO
Development of an innovative acoustic application for superior survey and monitoring of surficial objects

SUGAR Projekt
Submarine Gas Hydrate Reservoirs
1. phase & 2. phase & 3. phase

ISOLDE II
Electromagnetic, gravimetric and seismic measurements to investigate the Tristan da Cunha hot spot and its role in the opening of the South Atlantic

TAIFLUX
Fluid and gas migration in the transition from a passive to an active continental margin off SW Taiwan

Concluded projects

Projects funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation): 

  • DOKU-GAS: Fluid flow in the Don-Kuban deep-sea fan (Black Sea) and deduced fluid venting at mud volcanoes and cold seeps; project period: 01.11.2011-31.12.2014
  • ISOLDE: Electromagnetic, gravimetric and seismic measurements to investigate the Tristan da Cunha hot spot and its role in the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean; project period: 01.11.2010 - 31.06.2013 
  • ELCONA: On/offshore deep electrical conductivity structure to investigate the Walvis Ridge magmatism and its interaction with the Kaoko Mobile Belt in northern Namibia; project period: 01.01.2009-31.12.2011 
  • TYRRHENIS: TYRRENIan sea Seismic experiment on continental break-up and structure of conjugated rifted margins; project period: 01.01.2010-31.12.2012
  • TOPOMED: Plate re-organization in the western Mediterranean: Lithospheric causes and topographic consequences; Individualprojekt IP1-GE Ocean-bottom seismology in the Alboran Sea / Gibraltar Arc 

Projects funded by BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research): 

  • NEMESYS: Variabilität von submarinen Gasaustritten in Struktur und Chemie und deren Klimarelevanz – Hikurangi Margin Neuseeland
  • CHRIMP: Mechanism of formation of pockmarks at the southern Chatham Rise and their influences on gashydrate stability, benthic habitat and climate 

Projects funded by the EU: 

  • ECO2  WP1: Sub-seabed CO2 storage: impact on marine ecosystems

 

Excellence Cluster Future Ocean: 

  • ICEFLOW ACTIVITY: Iceflow Activity Revealed From Submarine Morphology - mapping glacial-morphological manifestations of a retreating ice-front. 

Project in the framework of the research cooperation TRIAS between Thailand and Germany (Tracing Tsunami impacts on- and offshore in the Andaman Sea Region).