In this section the interested public can find edited scientific information in the form of Spotlights that are added by map and information material. The Spotlight contents link directly to the access of data and visualisation within coastMap.

Ocean Currents
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Ocean currents are vital to many aspects of the marine ecosystem. Ocean currents transport food to fishing grounds but also distribute pollutants that are, for example, introduced by rivers.


Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea is a unique and highly sensitive habitat. This also shows the designation of the area as UNESCO World Natural Heritage (since 2009). The Wadden Sea is influenced by the tides.


Matter Cycles in Coastal Seas

The global coastal seas form a narrow strip between land and ocean. Join us on a discovery journey through the North Sea and the biogeochemical work of the Institute of Coastal Research.


Shipping Emissions
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Ships substantially contribute to air pollution in heavily travelled coastal regions by emitting nitrogen oxides. Using computer simulations, researchers at HZG have determined the extent of this pollution.


coastMap introduced in 3D

On the backdrop of the North Sea bathymetry coastMap is introduced in a 3D video. The elevation is over exaggerated by a factor of 50 to emphasise subtle differences in seafloor stuctures.