BSH

Current projects and plans

North Sea buoy III

Below you will find an overview of the current projects and contracts awarded by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), by subject area:

Projects and plans by topic

Support maritime shipping and maritime economy

ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
4D-SVP
Improved method for determining spatio-temporal resolved waterborne sound velocity profiles
2019 - 2021Project
EASE
AI-based assistance for forensic investigations at sea
2019 - 2022Project
Website
ProWaS
Pilot Project Climate and Water Projection Service for Waterways and Shipping
2017 - 2021Project
Website

Strengthen maritime safety and environmental protection

ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
ACTRESS
Architecture and Testbed for Realtime Safe and Secure Services
2017 - 2020Project
Website
BeJamDetect
Galileo GPS Jamming and Spoofing Detection. Location and interference suppression for governmental users
2019 - 2021Contract awarded
BU-EBP
Accompanying study for the Experience Building Phase of the Ballast Water Convention
2018 - 2022Project
BZero
Periodically unattended ship's bridge
2019 - 2022Project
COMPLETE
Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce risk of invasive species introduction by shipping
2017 - 2020Project
Website
ImpEx
Environmental Impacts of Exhaust gas cleaning systems for the reduction of SOx on ships
2020 - 2023Project
PIMOPA
Development of a monitoring and evaluation system for paraffins and other chemical substances on the coasts of the German North and Baltic Seas
2020 - 2021Project
R-Mode Baltic
Ranging Mode for the Baltic Sea
2017 - 2020Project
Website
SEAIR
Impact of shipping emissions on air quality and deposition in (German) marine and coastal areas (HZG)
2019 - 2021Contract awarded

Promote sustainable use of the sea

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ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
ANKER
Approaches to cost reduction in the collection of monitoring data for offshore projects, development of the central specialist information network for environmental assessments
2016 - 2020Project
Website
BeMo III
Assessment approaches for sound monitoring and environmental testing
2019 - 2022Contract awarded
FINO (Phase 5)
Operation and expansion of the FINO database, continuation of oceanographic measurement operations FINO1, FINO2 and FINO3
2018 - 2021Project
Website
MARLIN II
Assessment approaches for ecological monitoring from the implementation of the WindSeeG, the Ballast Water Convention and the MSRL at the BSH
2020 - 2022Contract awarded
Modelling effects offshore WEA
("DeMoBird", "CPOD", "FaunaGuard")
Modelling and assessment of possible cumulative effects of the construction and operation of offshore wind farms
2017 - 2020"CPOD"
"FaunaGuard"
MultiBird III
Scientific analyses of the offshore occurrence of migratory birds using an integrated database of monitoring and research data from a multi sensor system
2019 - 2022Contract awarded
NorthSEE
A North Sea Perspective on Shipping, Energy and Environmental Aspects in Maritime Spatial Planning
2016 - 2021Project
Website
OffChEm
Possible impacts on the marine environment and their assessment
2017 - 2021Contract awarded
Website
OpenRAVE
Acquisition and analysis of load, logistics and lifetime relevant data of offshore wind turbines
2020 - 2025Project
Website
SEBAMO
Development of a seismic soil model of the German North Sea in the area of designated wind farm areas based on high-resolution multi-channel seismic data of the University of Bremen
2017 - 2020Contract awarded
SOUND Mapping
Standards, Tools and Visualization.
Interactive underwater sound maps: Development of standardized procedures for the evaluation and provision of data from underwater sound monitoring
2017 - 2020Project
Website
Sound Scaping
Research, modeling and conscious design of the underwater soundscape through the use of technical noise reduction measures in the North and Baltic Seas
2020 - 2021Contract Awarded
Website

Continuity of measurements

ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
EA-RISE (Euro-Argo RISE)
Euro-Argo Research Infrastructure Sustainability and Enhancement
2019 - 2022Project
Website
MoBo
Development of a monitoring buoy, focus on oceanographic measurement technology and its testing
2016 - 2020Project
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MOCCA
Monitoring the Oceans and Climate Change with Argo
2017 - 2020Project
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TMCO 2.0 - DArgo2025, C-Scope
Towards Marine Carbon Observation 2.0
2020 - 2023Project

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

ProjectsDurationDescription (German)
AstraDa
Preparation of a stratigraphic database for use in high-resolution and regionalised morphodynamic simulation models
2019 - 2022Project
Website
CMEMS Copernicus (Phase 2)
Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service
2015 - 2021Service
Website
EMODNet HRSM (Phase 1 und 2)
High Resolution Seabed Mapping
2016 - 2020Project
Website
Evaluation of pH measurements
Evaluation and operationalisation of spectrophotometric pH measurement for monitoring marine acidification in the Baltic Sea
2019 - 2022Contract awarded
JOMOPANS
Joint Monitoring Programme for Ambient Noise in the North Sea
2018 - 2020Project
Website
SCIPPER
Shipping contributions to inland pollution push for the enforcement of regulations
2019 - 2022Project
Website
SeaDataCloud
Multidisciplinary Data Centers for Access and Marine Data Management
2016 - 2020Project
Website
Sediment mapping AWZ-III
Area-wide high-resolution sediment mapping of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea and Baltic Sea (Phase 3)
2017 - 2020Project
Website
TRUSTED
Towards fiducial reference measurements of seasurface temperature by European drifters
2018 - 2021Project
Website

Projects

As part of its R&D activities, BSH works on major research projects, so-called R&D projects. These are often projects funded by third parties. These third-party-funded projects are usually multi-year collaborative projects that are carried out as part of a consortium, i.e. with suitable national and international project partners.

Awarding of contracts

The BSH also awards R&D contracts to third parties from its own budget or on behalf of the BMVI and other departments. These contracts can be awarded within the framework of projects. The aim is to contribute to a better and more efficient performance of the BSH's specialist tasks through new research and development approaches or innovative analysis methods.