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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

M.Sc. Sandra Töpsch

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Research Interests

  • Geospatial approaches to support fisheries as a sector of Maritime Spatial Planning

Educational background and employment

  • since 2015: Scientist at Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries and freelancer in matters of geoinformation, rural areas and renewable energies
  • 2010 – 2015 GIS Specialist for Offshore wind farm projects, RWE Innogy GmbH
  • 2009 – 2010 Consent Manager for Onshore Wind farms, Epuron GmbH
  • 2004 – 2009 GIS Manager at Statistical Office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein
  • 2006 – 2009 M.Sc. Geographical Information Systems (GIS), University of Salzburg (UNIGIS distance learning)
  • 1999 – 2004 Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in Landscape Planning, Anhalt University of Applied Science


  • Gimpel A, Töpsch S, Stelzenmüller V, Gubbins MJ, Murray AG, Watret R, Galparsoro I, Murillas A, Pinarbasi K, Miller D, Brigolin D, Pastres R, Porporato EM, Roca Carceller G, Marba N (2017) Deliverable 3.3 : AquaSpace tool to support MSP ; Revised AquaSpace tool to support MSP ; Revised AquaSpace tool manual (2nd version). Hamburg: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 51 p.
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