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The projects and contract awards of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), which were recently completed, can be found below by topic:

Completed projects and award of contracts

Support maritime shipping and the maritime economy

ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
FAMOS
Finalising Surveys for the Baltic Motorways of the Sea - TP 4
2015 - 2019Website

Strengthen maritime safety and environmental protection

ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
Ship Sewage Study
Development of a Best Practice Guidance for the receipt of ship's sewage in ports in the Baltic Sea special area
2017 - 2018Contract awarded
ImoNav
Integration of high-resolution marine geodata into electronic navigation systems as a basis for autonomous ship navigation
2017 - 2020Project
Website
Scrubber Washwater Survey (SWS)
Investigation of the effects on the marine environment of scrubbing water from exhaust gas cleaning systems on seagoing vessels (so-called "scrubbers")
2016 - 2019Project
VERIFY
Identification of those responsible for marine water pollution by highly viscous persistent floating products with special focus on paraffins
2016 - 2019Project
Website

Promote sustainable use of the sea

ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
Baltic LINes
Coherent Linear Infrastructures in Baltic Maritime Spatial Plans
2016 - 2019Website
Assessment approaches Underwater sound monitoring
Study on assessment approaches for underwater noise monitoring in the context of offshore licensing and spatial planning procedures, Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)
2016 - 2018Contract awarded

ERaErfahrungsbericht Rammschall
Processing and provision of data from hydro-acoustic monitoring to determine the current state of the art in the development of noise reduction systems; Assessment of Effects of Offshore Wind Energy Facilities on the Marine Environment

Underwater noise during impact pile-driving: Influencing factors on impulsiveness noise and technical options for complying with thresholds at activity level. Non-technical Summary (PDF, 422KB, Not barrier-free file.)

Abschlussbericht Unterwasserschall während des Impulsrammverfahrens: Einflussfaktoren auf Rammschall und technische Möglichkeiten zur Einhaltung von Lärmschutzwerten. ERa - Bericht  (PDF, 5MB, Not barrier-free file.).

2016 - 2019Contract awarded
FIS Schall Phase II
Design and development of an information system for monitoring underwater noise in the German North and Baltic Sea
2016 - 2018Contract awarded
MultiBird II
Scientific analyses of the offshore occurrence of migratory birds using an integrated database of monitoring and research data from a multi sensor system
2016 - 2018Contract awarded
PanBaltic SCOPE
Active support for the implementation of the EU directive on maritime spatial planning and the objectives defined by the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy and the EU2020 Strategy
2018 - 2019Website
ProBird
Forecast of regional and local bird migration and cumulative bird strike risk at offshore wind turbines
2016 - 2018Contract awarded
RAVE Offshoreservice - Research at alpha ventus
Oceanographic and structural dynamic measurements in the offshore test field "alpha ventus" and further development of monitoring concepts for offshore wind farms
2017 - 2020Website
SEANSE - Strategic Environmental Assessment North Sea
Develop and review an approach to strategic environmental assessments with a focus on renewable energy
2018 - 2020Project
Website
WebBenthos
Provision of environmental information from research projects and monitoring of offshore wind farms as well as establishment of long-term technical information systems for seabird, harbour porpoise and benthos data
Gutachten zum Regenerationspotenzial benthischer Biotoptypen in der AWZ der Nordsee nach temporären anthropogenen Störungen (PDF, 2MB, Not barrier-free file.)
2017 - 2019Contract awarded
WebTop
Provision of environmental information from research projects and monitoring of offshore wind farms as well as establishment of long-term technical information systems for seabird, harbour porpoise and benthos data
2016 - 2018Contract awarded

Continuity of measurements

ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
UV LiBS – UV light as anti-fouling protection. Development of an antifouling system based on UV-C LEDs to improve the data quality of stationary oceanographic measurements at MARNET stations2018 - 2019Contract awarded

Provide competent information on the state of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
EMODNet HRSM
High Resolution Seabed Mapping
2016 - 2018Website
Extension of KLIWAS-North Sea Climatology to the Baltic Sea
"Baltic and North Seas Climatology" (BNSC) as a new climatological data product of both hydrographic and atmospheric parameters in the area of the North and Baltic Sea
2016 - 2018Contract awarded
Freak Waves
Study on the occurrence of extreme waves in the North Sea in times of climate change
2016 - 2018Website
MeSMarT II – Measurement of Shipping Emissions in the Marine Troposphere
Further development of continuous land-based and ship-based ship emission measurements to monitor MARPOL (VI) and EU sulphur guideline limits
2015 - 2018Project
MiKlip IIMittelfristige Klimaprognosen
Creation of a model system that allows reliable statements on climate development and extreme weather conditions
2015 - 2018Website
NKS MCS
National contact point for marine Copernicus services, ensuring independent access to reliable earth observation information for Europe
2015 - 2018Website
NOAH – Synthese (NOAH2) – North Sea Observation and Assessment of Habitats
Recording and evaluation of pollutant budgets and processes in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
2016 - 2019Project
Website
ODIP2 – Extending the Ocean Data Interoperability Platform
Improvement of the data situation and extension of the European activities of the Sea-Data-Net project to the USA and Australia
2015 - 2018Website
PIMO (MSRL-Schall)
Pilot monitoring of impulsive and continuous underwater sound discharges into the German seas under the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)
2016 - 2019Project
RACE II
Regional Atlantic Circulation in Global Change: Changes and impacts on climate and coastal protection in Western Europe and Germany
2016 – 2018Website

The R&D projects are published annually in the form of the brochure "Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaktivitäten" (Research and Development Activities). We can provide you with the publications for previous years on request. The contact details for research and development are available above.