Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, Hamburg, Rostock
(Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany, Hamburg, Rostock)
The oceanographic state of the North Sea and the German Bight in 2002 is documented by recent
observations and modelling data. If climatological or other reference data exist or could be aquired,
the state is assessed. Where these prerequisites to a firm assessment are lacking, an educated guess
at the quality of the state is attempted from limited knowledge or physical processes and interrelations.
The report comprises an english summary which is available on the internet at: