Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries


Katharina Wolf
Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 66099 102
Fax: +49 381 66099 199

Dr. Daniel Oesterwind

Dr. Daniel  Oesterwind
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 66099 124
+49 381 66099 199

Fields of Activity


  • Pilot studies for the implementation of electronic-monitoring
  • Contact person for Cephalopod research
  • Coastal Fish Monitoring
  • Impact of Fisheries on the Ecosystem
  • Invasive Species
  • Scientific Cruise Leader
  • Committee member and leader of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (WGCEPH, RGBYC, ADGBYC)


  • Implementation of the EU-Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)
  • Fish'EM
  • Bycatch in the German passive Fishery
  • BONUS: BIO-C³-Biodiversity changes, causes, consequences
  • HELCOM: Red List for the Baltic Sea

Research interests

  • Alternative management basic approaches
  • Electronical-Monitoring Systems
  • Bycatch of marine mammals and birds
  • Invasive processes
  • Trophic interactions
  • Biology of Cephalopods

Scientific Background

Since 2010: Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock

2007 - 2010: PhD at the University of Kiel and at IFM-Geomar Kiel, sponsored by a scholarship of the environmental fundation "Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt"                 

Member of the "Integrated School of Ocean Science" (ISOS)

2003 – 2005: Buisness Studies at University of Kiel

2001 - 2007: Studies of Biology Science at Kiel University

Publications (peer reviewed, Thünen)

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  1. Helmond ATM van, Mortensen LO, Plet-Hansen KS, Ulrich C, Needle CL, Oesterwind D, Kindt-Larsen L, Catchpole T, Mangi S, Zimmermann C, Olesen HJ, Bailey N, Bergsson H, Dalskov J, Elson J, Hosken M, Peterson L, McElderry H, Ruiz J, Pierre JP, et al (2020) Electronic monitoring in fisheries: Lessons from global experiences and future opportunities. Fish Fisheries 21(1):162-189, DOI:10.1111/faf.12425
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  2. Oesterwind D, Bobowski BT, Brunsch A, Laptikhovsky V, Hal R van, Sell AF, Pierce GJ (2020) First evidence of a new spawning stock of Illex coindetii in the North Sea (NE-Atlantic). Fisheries Res 221:105384, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2019.105384
  3. Oesterwind D, Schaber M (2019) First evidence of Illex coindetii (Vérany, 1839) in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat. Thalassas:in Press, DOI:10.1007/s41208-019-00178-8
  4. Florin A-B, Hüssy K, Blass M, Oesterwind D, Puntila R, Udzups D, Albrecht C, Heimbrand Y, Knospina E, Koszarowski K, Odelström A (2018) How old are you - Evaluation of age reading methods for the invasive round goby (Neogobius melanosomus, Pallas 1814). J Appl Ichthyol 34(3):653-658, DOI:10.1111/jai.13596
  5. Wiegleb J, Kotterba P, Hammer C, Oesterwind D (2018) Predation of the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus Pallas, 1814) on Atlantic herring eggs in the Western Baltic Sea. Mar Biol Res 14(9-10):989–1003, DOI:10.1080/17451000.2019.1577977
  6. Reusch TB, Dierking J, Andersson H, Bonsdrof E, Carstensen J, Casini M, Czajkowski M, Hasler B, Hinsby K, Hyytiäinen K, Johannesson K, Jomaa S, Jormalainen V, Kuosa H, Kurland S, Laikre L, Oesterwind D, Schwarz G, et al (2018) The Baltic Sea as a time machine for the future coastal ocean. Sci Adv 4(5):eaar8195, DOI:10.1126/sciadv.aar8195
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  7. Kotterba P, Moll D, Hammer C, Peck M, Oesterwind D, Polte P (2017) Predation on Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) eggs by the resident predator community in coastal transitional waters. Limnol Oceanogr 62(6):2616-2628, DOI:10.1002/lno.10594
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  8. Kotterba P, Moll D, Nordheim L von, Peck M, Oesterwind D, Polte P (2017) Predation on larval Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) in inshore waters of the Baltic Sea. Estuar Coast Shelf Sci 198:1-11, DOI:10.1016/j.ecss.2017.08.017
  9. Oesterwind D, Bock C, Förster A, Gabel M, Henseler C, Kotterba P, Menge M, Myts D, Winkler HM (2017) Predator and prey: the role of the round goby Neogobius melanostomus in the western Baltic. Mar Biol Res 13(2):188-197, DOI:10.1080/17451000.2016.1241412
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  10. Lehtiniemi M, Bonsdrof E, Funk SC, Herlevi H, Huwer B, Jaspers C, Kotta J, Kotterba P, Lesutiene J, Margonski P, Mattern S, Niemax J, Nurske K, Oesterwind D, Ojaveer H, Puntila R, Skabeikis A, Smolinski S, Temming A, Törnroos A, et al (2017) Report assessing the effects of key NIS on ecosystem functioning. 196 p, DOI:10.3289/BIO-C3_D2.3
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  1. Oesterwind D, ter Hofstede R, Harley B, Brendelberger H, Piatkowski U (2010) Biology and meso-scale distribution patterns of North Sea cephalopods. Fisheries Res 106(2):141-150, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2010.06.003
  2. Guerra C, Piatkowski U, Robin J-P, Koueta N, Bloor I, Oesterwind D, Regueira M (2010) In response to ToR b : review and report on innovative cephalopod research results in the ICES area, with particular emphasis on (I) studies on paralaval (ELS,ELS) ecology and physiology and (II) experimental studies on possible effects of climate change. ICES WGCEPH Rep 2010:14-20

More Publications (Thünen)

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  1. Oesterwind D, Barrett CB, Bobowski BT, Brunsch A, Laptikhovsky V, Visconti V (2019) Trial study about age reading of North Sea squids. In: Interim Report of the Working Group on Cephalopod Fisheries and Life History (WGCEPH), 5–8 June 2018, Pasaia, San Sebastian, Spain : ICES CM 2018/EPDSG: 12. Copenhagen: ICES, pp 188-194
  2. Allegaert W, Bach P, Barkai A, Bryan J, Cowan B, Fraga A, Garcia E, Goienetxe OE, Gonzalez O, Hager M, Hetherington S, Holah H, Kavanaugh J, Keaton J, Kilburn R, Linden D, McAfee B, McElderry H, McGuire C, Oesterwind D, et al (2019) Working Group on Technology Integration for Fishery-Dependent Data (WGTIFD). Copenhagen: ICES, 28 p, ICES Sci Rep 1(46), DOI:10.17895/
  3. Puntila R, Strake S, Florin A-B, Naddafi R, Lehtiniemi M, Behrens JW, Kotta J, Oesterwind D, Putnis I, Smolinski S, Wozniczka A, Ojaveer H, Lozys L, Uspenskiy A, Yurtseva A (2018) Abundance and distribution of Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) [online]. HELCOM Baltic Sea Environ Fact Sheets 2018:1-10, zu finden in <> [zitiert am 23.08.2018]
  4. Margonski P, Andersson H, Dewitz B von, Eero M, Hinrichsen HH, Jonsson P, Kotta J, Köster F, Lehtiniemi M, MacKenzie BR, Middelboe AL, Oesterwind D, Ojaveer H, Orav-Kotta H, Reusch TB, Skov H, Winder M, Zaiko A, Zydelis R, et al (2018) Report on evaluation framework for holistic management - summary of the concept, requirements and management implications. BIO-C3 Deliverable, D5.3. EU Bonusproject BIO-C3. 43 p, DOI:10.3289/BIO-C3_D5.3
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  5. Köster F, Huwer B, Kraus G, Diekmann R, Eero M, Orey S, Dierking J, Margonski P, Oesterwind D, Herrmann JP, Tomkiewicz J, Makarchouk A (2018) WD. 12 Application of the egg production method to estimate stock trends and spawning stock biomass. ICES WKIDEBCA report 2018:1-3

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Oesterwind, D., Laptikhovsky, V., Sell, A. (2019). Changes in North Sea Cephalopod fauna and their commercial landings. ICES Annual Science Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden. 09. – 12.09.20

Pierce, G.J., Robin, J.-P., Oesterwind, D. et al. (2019). Status and trends of European cephalopod stocks. ICES Annual Science Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden. 09. – 12.09.2019

Mortensen, L., van Helmond, A., Plet-Hansen, K.S., Ulrich, C., Needle, C.L., Oesterwind, D., Kindt-Larsen, L., Catchpole, T., Mangi, S., Zimmermann, C., Olesen, H.J., Bailey, N., Bergsson, H., Dalskov, J., Elson, J., Hosken, M., Poos, J.J. (2018): European experiences on the use of remote electronic monitoring (REM). ICES Annual Science Conference 2018, Hanburg, Germany. 24-27.09.2018

Köster, F., Huwer, B., Kraus, G., Diekmann, R., Eero, M., Makarchouk, A., Orey, S., Dierking, J., Margonski, P., Herrmann, J.P., Tomkiewicz, J., Oesterwind, D., Kotterba, P., Teschner, E., Voss, R. (2018): Application of the egg production method to estimate stock trends and spawning stock biomass of Eastern Baltic cod ICES Annual Science Conference 2018, Hanburg, Germany. 24-27.09.2018

Oesterwind, D., Rau, A., Zaiko, A. (2017): Drivers and Pressures - Untangling the terms commonly used in marine science and policy. BONUS Symposium , Kiel, Germany, 27.06.2017

Kotterba, P., Polte, P., Moll, D., von Nordheim, L., Hammer, H., Oesterwind, D., Peck, M. A. (2017): Atlantic herring Clupea harengus within the coastal food web of shallow inshore waters. International Symposium Drivers of dynamics of small pelagic fish resources, Victoria, Kanada, 06. -11.03.2017

Mortensen, L.O., Schreiber Plet-Hansen, K., Bailey, N., Catchpole, T., Dolder, P.J., van Helmond, E., Kempf, A., Needle, C.L., Oesterwind, D., Poos, J.J., Zimmermann, C., Ulrich, C. (2016): Does one glove fit all. A review of Remote Electronic Monitoring as a document tool. IIFET, Aberdeen, UK, 11.07. – 15.07.2016

Oesterwind, D., Bock, C., Förster, A., Gabel, M., Henseler, C., Kotterba, P., Menge, M., Myts, D., Winkler, H., (2016): Predator and prey; the role of Neogobius melanostomus in the western Baltic. Round Goby Workshop, Tallin. 25.06.2016

Henseler, C., Bock, C., Kotterba, P., Winkler, H. & Oesterwind, D. (2015): Biology, abundance and feeding ecology of the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in the eastern German Baltic. In: ICES Annual Science Conference 2015, 21.09. – 25.09. Copenhagen, Denmark

Oesterwind, D., Jakobsen, K., Jakobsen, J., (2013): LULA 1000 – The new scientific eye on the Azorean deep sea. In: World Congress of Malacology 2013, 21.07. – 28.07.2013, Ponta Delgada, Azoren, Portugal

Oesterwind, D. (2012): One question, two answers? A comparison between primary and secondary fish stock indicators to be used within the EU MSFD. In: 2nd ICES/PICES Conference for Early Career Scientists Ocean of Change 2012, 24.04. - 27.04. 2012, Mallorca, Spain.

Oesterwind, D. & Piatkowski, U. (2011): Squid in the North Sea: a new effective top predator with potential impact on fish recruitment and ecosystem shift. In: ICES Annual Science Conference 2011, 19.-23.09.2011, Gdansk, Poland.

Oesterwind, D. & von Dorrien, C. (2011): The application of MSFD indicators in the Baltic Sea: How good are they? Large Fish Indicator in the western Baltic. In: ICES Annual Science Conference 2011, 19.-23.09.2011, Gdansk, Poland.

Oesterwind, D. (2010). Faszination Tintenfisch. Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg, Germany

Oesterwind, D. (2010). Die faszinierende Welt der Tintenfische. Meeresmuseum Stralsund, Germany

Oesterwind, D.,  Brendelberger, H., Piatkowski, U. (2009): On the distribution and feeding ecology of major North Sea squids. In: Cephalopod International Advisory Council Symposium, 08.09.2009, Vigo, Spain


Pierce, G.J., Robin, J.-P., Oesterwind, D. et al., (2019) Assessment of cephalopods in European waters: state of the art and way forward. ICES Annual Science Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden. 09. – 12.09.2019

Laptikhovsky, V., Barret, C., Oesterwind, D. (2018): Summer-spawning Loligo vulgaris in the North Sea: the story of a disappeared stock or changed reproductive patterns? Cephalopod International Advisory Council Conference, St. Petersburg, USA. 12 – 16.11.2018

Kotterba, P., Moll., D., von Nordheim, L., Hammer, C., Peck, M.A., Oesterwind, D., Polte, P. (2016): Predator impact on inshore Baltic herring (Clupea harengus) larvae: Lions, tigers and bears – but where?  European Marine Biology Symposium  2016, 26.09. – 30.09. Rhodes, Greece

Winkler, H., Kotterba, P. & Oesterwind, D. (2015): Round Goby: A story of invasion success in the Baltic. In: ICES Annual Science Conference 2015, 21.09. – 25.09. Copenhagen, Denmark

Oesterwind, D., Voskamp, J., Götze, C., Michelsen, H. & Zimmermann, C. (2015): Das Anlandegebot – und nun? In: Deutscher Fischereitag 2015, 25.08. –27.08.2015, Rostock, Deutschland

Gröger, J., Zimmermann, C., Hanel, R., Kraus, G., Cisewski, B., Dammerau, M., Götz, S., Hamann, S., Hielscher, N., Illig, B., Krau, F., Oesterwind, D., Reiser, S. (2014): AutoMat: Innnovative, nicht-invasive Monitoringsysteme und Auswerteverfahren für die Fischereiforschung. Innovationstage Bonn 2014

Oesterwind, D. & Zimmermann, C. (2013): Big brother is sampling -  rare seabird and mammal bycatch in Baltic Sea passive fisheries – automated data acquisition to inform MSFD indicators. ICES Annual Science Conference 2013, 23.09. - 27.09.2013, Reykjavik, Island

Oesterwind, D., & Piatkowski, U. (2012). Overlooked consumers? Long-finned squid are important predators in the North Sea. Cephalopod International Advisory Council Symposium, 27.10. - 02.11.2012, Florianópolis, Brazil

Probst, W. N. & Oesterwind, D. (2012). The usefulness of secondary fish stock indicators regarding the MSFD descriptor 3. ICES Annual Science Conference 2012, 17.09. - 21.09.2012, Bergen, Norway

Oesterwind, D. & Brendelberger, H. (2008). Wachstum von juvenilen Großmuscheln im Freiland und unter künstlichen Bedingungen. DGL-Symposium, Konstanz, Germany