scientific support Our Scientific Advisory Group

The MeerWissen secretariat is supported by a group of scientists with expertise in the field of marine and coastal biodiversity at the science-policy interface. The scientific experts co-evaluate the project ideas and advise the secretariat on strategic and scientific questions arising within the initiative. Furthermore, they are part of the MeerWissen community and accompany activities beyond and between partnership projects.

scientific experts

Dr Annette Breckwoldt

Dr Annette Breckwoldt

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany
Dr Betsy Beymer-Farris

Dr Betsy Beymer-Farris

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Prof Mark John Costello

Prof Mark John Costello

Nord University, Bodo, Norway
Prof Gotthilf Hempel

Prof Gotthilf Hempel

Emeritus, Germany
Dr Damien Maher

Dr Damien Troy Maher

Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
Dr Craig Starger

Dr Craig John Starger

US Government Accountability Office
Prof Dr Martin Visbeck

Prof Dr Martin Visbeck

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Kiel University, Germany
Prof Douglas Wallace

Prof Douglas Wallace

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dr Frederick Gilbert Whoriskey

Dr Frederick Gilbert Whoriskey

Ocean Tracking Network, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Prof Antonio Carlos Marques

Prof Antonio Carlos Marques

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Prof Peter Simon Liss

Prof Peter Simon Liss

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Venugopalan Ittekkot

Venugopalan Ittekkot

Retired, Hamburg, Germany

Dr Werner Ekau

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany

Dr Wiebren Johannes Boonstra

Uppsala University, Sweden
Dr Yvonne Sawall

Dr Yvonne Sawall

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), Saint George’s, Bermuda