Three divisions of Coastal Research are focussing on the the following challanges:
- process research (submesoscale eddies) and the question of timely management (COSYNA)
- dealing with perspectives of long-term geophysical change (especially climate change)
- material flows, depositions and the condition of the sea floor in proximity to the coasts
Programme-oriented funding like PACES II as well as additional national and international projects create an appropriate framework for this scientific work. Results of succesful cooperation are also reflected in the publications.