ICZM – Integrated Coastal Zone Management used to be a buzz word in the early 2000s, and I was in the middle of it. On one hand I was actually trying to manage ecological problems as a private consultant in Kiel, but on the other we were developing the principles of integration in the scientific community. Both did not work very well at the time, but 20 years later the need for management is even more obvious, and research much more focused.
In between, I worked in the Baltic Sea and abroad as a research diver, with aquaculture of algae and fish, with MSFD and HELCOM, non-indigenous species and environmental education.
However, my personal research interest is with marine wood boring animals like shipworms and gribbles and I have been monitoring Teredo navalis in the Western Baltic for 20+ years.
|since 2021||Helmholtz Hereon, Coordinator for the research mission “PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF THE OCEANS”|
|2020 – 2021||MELUND Kiel, supporting the German chairmanship of HELCOM|
|2017 – 2018||Development and support of the “Neobiota Platform” for the German coastal states and the national expert group on non-indigenous species|
|2013 – 2016||IOW Rostock and BfN, biodiversity relevant aspects of the EU MSFD, + HELCOM “BalticBoost” project|
|2005 – 2013||Independent consultant in “Küstenbiologie Kai Hoppe”, project in Indonesia (“SPICE”), Venice and northern Germany, wood borer studies for coastal construction and marine archaeology|
|1998 – 2013||Cooperation with “Eiderdrift e.V.”, annual courses in marine ecology|
|1996 – 2004||Employee and later partner in the consultancy CRM in Kiel. ICZM, EIAs, aquaculture, shipworms, lectures, TV, …|
|1993 – 1996||Odd jobs and internships at AIMS (Townsville), IAÖ (Rostock), University Kiel, ABION (Jülich) etc.|
|1985 – 1992||Studies of Biology in Cologne and Kiel; Diploma in Zoology, Marine Biology and Marine Chemistry|
- KORPINEN, S., ZWEIFEL, U.L, BASTARDIE, F., van DENDEREN, D., HOPPE, K., JONSSON, P., KAUPPILA, P., MILARDI, M. , NIELSON, R., NILSSON, H., NORÉN, K., NYGÅRD, H., SKÖLD, M., VALANKO, S., ZETTLER, M. 2017: Guidelines for setting environmental targets for benthic habitats. BalticBoost THEME 3: Physical loss and damage to seabed habitats. http://www.helcom.fi/helcom-at-work/projects/completed-projects/baltic-boost/results
- HEIDEN, S. E., WETZEL, S., SIETMANN, R., HOPPE, K., DUBILIER, N., MARKERT, S. , SCHWEDER, T., 2011: Investigating the diversity of endosymbiotic bacteria in the gills of the wood-boring bivalve Teredo navalis. Poster VAAM Jahrestagung
- HALBWIDL., E. und HOPPE, K., 2009: Der Einfluss von Teredo navalis auf die submarinen Kulturgüter an der schleswig-holsteinischen Ostseeküste. UNIVFORSCH. PRÄHIST. ARCH. 165, 99-108.
- Neobiota Plattform