Institute of

Sea Fisheries



Konstanze von Schudnat
Institute of Sea Fisheries

Palmaille 9
22767 Hamburg-Altona
Phone: +49 40 38905 178
Fax: +49 40 38905 263

Dr. Anna Akimova

Dr. Anna  Akimova
Palmaille 9
22767 Hamburg-Altona
+49 40 38905 164
+49 40 38905 263

Research interests

  • Physical oceanography of the North Atlantic and the North Sea
  • Climate variability and its influence on oceanic ecosystems
  • Biophysical modeling (Early life stage IBMs)


  • Research Unit Leader - Operational observation system
  • Oceanography & climate: Monitoring of physical oceanographic parameters for the assessment of climatic influences on fish stocks in the North Sea Atlantic and North Atlantic
  • Geo Data Infrastructure Germany (GDI-DE), Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)

Educational background and employment

  • 2005 - 2009: Research Assistant, physical oceanography, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
  • 2004: M.Sc., Hydrometeorology, St. Petersburg State University and University of Bremen. Thesis: “The interannual variability of the cold halocline in the Laptev sea (1973 – 1993)” Supervisors: Dr. Leo Timokhov, AARII, Russia, Dr. Ursula Schauer, AWI, Germany, Dr. Vladimir Ionov, SpbSU, Russia
  • 2002 – 2004: POMOR (Applied Polar and Marine Sciences) master program, Saint Petersburg. State University and University of Bremen
  • 2002 – 2004: Research Assistant, laboratory of Ocean Atmosphere interaction, AARI, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2002: B.Sc., Oceanography, St. Petersburg State University. Thesis title: “The distribution of the solar radiation in the Laptev Sea”. Supervisor: Dr.Boris Ivanov, AARII, Russia, Dr. Vladimir Ionov, SpbSU, Russia.