Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, Hamburg•Rostock
(Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany, Hamburg, Rostock)
The 2003-report on the state of the North Sea has significantly expanded as compared to the pilot-issue
(North Sea and German Bight 2002 – Oceanographic Status Report) that focussed on physical oceanography.
With the joint presentation of the meteriological, hydrodynamical and a comprehensive documentation of the
chemical state of the North Sea a big step has been taken towards an interdisciplinary holostic assessment of
observational and modelling data from the North Sea system.
The report comprises an english summary which is available on the internet at:
Correspondingly a report on the state of the Baltic has been issued by the Leibniz-Institut
für Ostseeforschung, it is available on the internet at: