Senckenberg am Meer Wilhelmshaven

Marine Biology


Each year we carry out several cruises for sampling of our benthic long-term studies in the North Sea


lter North sea Benthos observatory


  • Epifauna Jade since 1972 in the 2nd and 3rd quarters with RV "Senckenberg" 
  • Infauna off Norderney since 1978 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters with RV "Senckenberg" 
  • Infauna Transect from German Bight to Dogger Bank since 1990 in May with RV "Senckenberg"
  • In- and Epifauna in 6 Boxes from German Bigth to northern North Sea since 1998 in July/August with FRV "Walther Herwig III"
  • In- and Epifauna south-eastern North Sea since 1998 in July/August with FRV "Walther Herwig III"
  • Infauna Dogger Bank, per Decade,  1920s, 1950s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s with RV "Senckenberg"  
  • Infauna Jade Bay, per Decade, 1930s, 1970s, 2009 with RV "Senckenberg" 


In additon, we took part in several "Heincke" cruises in the North Sea

and  "Meteor" and "Sonne" expeditions 

  • around Iceland
  • in the Mediterranean
  • in the South Atlantic
  • in the Pacific