Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics
Coastal ocean dynamics are shaped by complex interactions of physical, biogeochemical and biological processes. Small-scale processes and extreme events play a key role here, as they are often poorly understood despite their global significance. The Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics therefore develops innovative instruments, observation systems and high-resolution modeling to close the existing and, in some cases significant, gaps in observation and knowledge. The aim is to better assess changes in the global coasts and facilitate sustainable utilization by humans.