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Uwe Lichtenstein

Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

until September 30th, 2023


• Researcher within the Fisheries and Survey Technology Working Group at Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

• Member of working groups of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)


Research interests

Fisheries technology

Development and test of fishing gears to support the sustainable (in terms of economy and ecology) use of aquatic living ressources with focus on

     ◦ Reduction of unwanted bycatch
     ◦ Minimizing negative effects on the marine environment
     ◦ Reduction of energy consumption

Survey technology

Remotely controlled underwater vehicles (ROV and ROTV)

Underwater observation of fish behaviour in relation to fishing gear


• Computational Fluid Dynamics

Scientific career

09/2018-09/2023 Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries as a project scientist

07/2017-12/2019 Scientist at the department of Ocean Engineering at the University of Rostock

2009-2017 Offshore Survey Engineer (hydro acoustic, seismic, geotechnical)

2009 Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) at University of Rostock/SINTEF Fisheries and Aquculture (Study on the development of a controllable trawl door for pelagic trawling)

2003-2009 Academic studies at University of Rostock mechanical engineering, specialisation ocean engineering

Publications (others)

Uwe Lichtenstein, Karsten Breddermann, Mathias Paschen (2018): Nachbildung von Druckfeldern frei fahrender Schiffe mittels numerischer Simulation und experimenteller Analyse, Fachtagung “Experimentelle Strömungsmechanik” 4. – 6. September 2018, Rostock, ISBN 978-3-9816764-5-7

Uwe Lichtenstein (2009): Study on the development of a controllable trawl door for pelagic trawling. Degree dissertation at the Department of Ocean Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology, University of Rostock, Germany in collaboration with SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hirtshals, Denmark

Media presence (selection)

Plastikfreie Zukunft (Kika – Erde an Zukunft 20.10.2018)

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