Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries

Secretariat

Marie Austerhoff
Institut für Ostseefischerei

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 66099 102
Fax: +49 381 66099 199
of@thuenen.de of-sekretariat@thuenen.de


Dr. Andreas Hermann

Dr. Andreas  Hermann
Address
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone
+49 381 66099 132
Fax
+49 381 66099 199
E-Mail
andreas.hermann@thuenen.de

Fields of Activity

Electronic measurement and communication systems for fisheries and survey technology (specification, application, maintenance and development)

  • Controlled underwater vehicles (ROV, ROTV, AUV)
  • Marine measurement (multi-parameter data loggers, DVL, ADCP, altimeter etc.)
  • Underwater communication (modem, USBL, SBL)
  • Autonomous monitoring systems (remote access)
  • Marine technology (DSHIP, net sensors, CTDs, winches)
  • Video detection and object classification in fishery research (Machine Learning)
  • Underwater camera and lighting systems
  • Imaging sonars (ARIS, Tritech)

Supervision of technical infrastructure for survey technology

  • Electronic Development Lab (Design, simulation and prototyping)
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Software engineering for embedded systems on low-cost architectures
    (BeagleBone, RaspberryPi, ESP32)
  • Optical fibre measurement technology and splicing

Scientific cruise leader

Projects

2019-2020: „Entwicklung und Erprobung eines Open-Source-Software-Frameworks zur optischen Datenaufnahme und Bilderkennung für den Einsatz in der fischereibiologischen Forschung und Fischerei“ (funded by: EU);

2018-2020: “DropS (Dolly Rope Suspension)” (funded by: EU, Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen)

2016-2020: „STELLA (STELlnetzfischerei-LösungsAnsätze) - Entwicklung von alternativen Managementansätzen und Fangtechniken zur Minimierung der Konflikte zwischen der Stellnetzfischerei und Naturschutzzielen und Schutzgütern in der deutschen AWZ der Ostsee (funded by: BfN);

Education

  • Supervision of study projects
  • Supervision of interns and students.
  • since 2017: topic „Survey technology“ in lecture series „Spezielle Fischereibiologie“ of the MSc course „Integrative Zoologie“

Research Interests

Member of the following working groups (ICES):          

Develpoments:

  • OpenSMB - Open Scientific Length Measurement Board
  • iFO – infrared Fish Observation
  • Baitcontrol Remote– Embedded Controller for fish bait test
  • MOFI Remote – Outdoor Bluetooth remote control device for MOFI App
  • Multinetz Remote – Hydro-acoustic remote control for a 5-stage multi closing fishery net

Pilot studies: HyFiVe  „Hydrography on Fishing Vessels“

Scientific background

Since 02/16: Scientist for Fishery and Survey Technology at the Thuenen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock

02/14-12/15: Technical-scientific consultant and lecturer, Project development for measurement and instrumentation, Technical-scientific consultant for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Saudi Arabia (Yanbu), Lecturer and technical trainer

08/12-01/14: Lecturer for Electronics (Bachelor of Engineering) at the German University Riad (former TTC Riad) on behalf of GIZ

09/04-06/12: Electrical engineering office for measurement technology and system development: Project implementation for development and industry projects (contactless optical sensors), Development management, Specification, development, test and production planning, Hardware engineering, Software engineering

01/04-06/04: Interim area manager at the State Commissioner for data protection in Lower Saxony

03/04:  PhD (Dr.-Ing.) at the University of Hanover in the field of electronic design automation for microelectronics

07/98-12/03: Scientist at the Institute of Microelectronic Systems at the University of Hanover (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich Barke), Doctorate in optimization methods for EDA-Tools, Modeling, simulation and verification of parasitic effects in integrated VLSI-circuits, Coordination, application, reporting and research in international  collaborative projects, Lecturer for electrical engineering and microelectronics, Integrated mixed-signal circuit design

06/96-07/98: Developing engineer, measurement and control engineering for automotive systems

1988-1996: Studies of electrical engineering at the University of Hanover with major subject on measurement and control engineering

Publications/Talks (Selection)

A. Hermann, D. Stepputtis, J. Chladek, “iFO (infrared Fish Observation) – an open source low-cost infrared underwater video system”, 2020, HardwareX (im Druck)

J. Chladek, D. Stepputtis, A. Hermann, Ljungberg, P. , Rodriguez-Tress, P., Santos, J., Svendson, J., Development and testing of fish-retention devices for pots: Transparent triggers significantly increase catch efficiency for Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), 2020, ICES Journal of Marine Science (im Druck)

A. Hermann, D. Stepputtis, M. Rödiger, J. Hensel, “Open Scientific Measurement Board (OpenSMB)”, WGFTFB 2019

A. Hermann, D. Stepputtis, J. Chladek, “Infrared Underwater Surveillance”, WGFTFB 2019

A. Hermann, M. Naumann, D. Stepputtis, ,“ Daten als „Beifang“ in der Fischerei – neue Wege in der Meerestechnik?“ Forum Maritim, Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland, 2018

A. Hermann, D. Stepputtis, Cruise Report FRV „Walther Herwig III“ Cruise WH415 27.03.2018-08.04.2018, Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, PDF

A. Hermann, Michael Naumann, et.al., Pilotstudie 2015-2016 – Hydrographie auf Fischereischiffen in der Ostsee, Kolloquium der Messtechnik, Mai 2017

A. Hermann, “Automatische Platzierung von Substratkontakten in Mixed-Signal-Schaltungen”, ISBN3-8322-2887-X, Shaker Verlag 2004

A. Hermann, M. Olbrich, E. Barke, ”Substrate Modeling and Noise Reduction in Mixed-Signal Circuits”, Proc. of International Conference on VLSI on Systems on Chip, pp. 13-18, Dez. 2003

A. Hermann, M. Olbrich, E. Barke, „Placing Substrate Contacts into Mixed-Signal Circuits Controlling Circuit Performance”, Proc.of 25th IEEE CICC San Jose, pp.373-376, Sep. 2003

A. Hermann, R. Gärtner , J. Schlöffel , E. Barke, „Extraktion und Simulation parasitärer Substrateffekte an einer Mixed-Signal-CMOS-Schaltung“, Tagungsband 10. E.I.S.-Workshop Dresden,VDE Verlag, April 2001

A. Hermann, M. Silvant, J. Schlöffel, E. Barke, ”PARCOURS – Substrate Crosstalk Analysis for Complex Mixed-Signal Circuits”, Proc. PATMOS 2000, pp. 306-315, Sept. 2000