Skip to main content
[Translate to English:]
© Kay Panten
Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Dr. Anna Akimova

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 253

Research interests

  • Physical oceanography of the North Atlantic and the North Sea
  • Influences of physical processes (including climate change) on fish stocks and marine ecosystems
  • Biophysical modelling
  • Data management und Open Science


  • Data acquisition and data management of oceanographic data at Thünen Institute (optimization and automation of data processing)
  • Research on fish recruitment
  • Development and utilization of biophysical, physiological and statistical models to study processes affecting early life stages of marine fishes
  • Development of Thünen Geodata Infrastructure (Thünen-GDI)
  • Participation in the advisory bodies of ICES

Educational background and employment

  • 2018 – Senior scientist in the working group "Measurement and Observation Systems" at the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries
  • 2014 - 2018: PhD Thesis "Understanding the spatiotemporal recruitment dynamics of commercially important fish species in the North Sea", at the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries and the University of Hamburg (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Myron Peck, Prof. Dr. Marc Hufnagl)
  • 2010 – 2018: Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Head of the working group "Measurement and Observation Systems"
  • 2005 - 2009: Research assistant, Physical Oceanography of Polar Seas, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 2004: M.Sc., Hydrometeorology, St. Petersburg State University and University of Bremen. "The interannual variability of the cold halocline in the Laptev sea (1973 - 1993)" Supervisors: Prof Dr L. Timokhov, AARII, Prof Dr U. Schauer, AWI, Germany, Prof Dr V. Ionov, SPbSU
  • 2002 – 2004: POMOR (Applied Polar and Marine Sciences) master program, University of Saint-Petersburg and University of Bremen
  • 2002 – 2004: Research assistant, Laboratory of Ocean-Atmosphere interactions, AARII, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2002: B.Sc., Physical Oceanography, University of Saint-Petersburg. Title: "The distribution of the solar radiation in the Laptev Sea". Supervisors: Dr. B. Ivanov, AARII, Russia, Dr. V. Ionov, SpbSU, Russia

Working Groups and Committees

Working Group - CommitteeTasks
Working Group on Interactive Physical-Biological and Ecosystem Modelling (WGIPEM)An important part of the work is the continued development of end-to-end ecosystem models that incorporate ecological, economic, and social science.
Scroll to top