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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Dr. Wolfgang Nikolaus Probst

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 380
+49 471 94460 199

Research interests

  • Ecosystem Indicators of the MSFD (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)
  • Marine Spatial Planning


  • MSFD - Implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework directive – Definition and validation of indicators and initial assessment
  • EU-Project: Preparatory Action on Maritime Spatial Planning in the North East Atlantic/North Sea/Channel Area (MASPNOSE)
  • Drafting of the TI-column (in German)

Educational background and employment

  • since 2009: Scientist at the Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries
  • 2009 - 2010: Scientist at the TI Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock
  • 2009 - 2004: Scientist at the Limnological Institute, Universtiy of Konstanz, Konstanz
  • 1997-2004: Studies of Fisheries Sciences, Zoology and physical oceanography at the Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel.

Working Groups and Committees

Working Group - CommitteeTasks
Working Group on Biodiversity (WGBIODIV)Development and assessment of ecosystem indicators; analyses of biodiversity and ecology of fish communities in the North Sea
International committees
OSPAR, Fish - and Cephalopod Expert Group der Coordination Group of Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring (ICG-COBAM)Implementation and operationalisation of ecosystem indicators
National committees
Bund/Länder-Ausschuss Nord- und Ostsee (BLANO), AG DatenCoordination of data requirements for the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive in consultation with the Bund-Länder-partners
Bund/Länder-Ausschuss Nord- und Ostsee (BLANO), AG Erfassen, Bewerten und Maßnahmen (ErBeM)Coordination of reporting obligations and other implementation measures of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
Bund/Länder-Ausschuss Nord- und Ostsee (BLANO), Fach-AG Fische und FischereiIntegrated assessments of fish stocks and fish communities in North and Baltic Seas; Coordination of reporting text
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