SECOS one of five projects committed to the “Coastal Research Agenda for the North Sea and Baltic Sea”

Coastal and marginal seas serve as natural reaction sites for the processing and accumulation of land-derived discharges. The main location of modification and accumulation of input into coastal and marginal seas are in most cases the sediments. Their key positions as central reactors in land-sea interaction is insufficiently studied and assessed. In the frame of SECOS distribution and quantitative relevance of sedimentary services in the range of the German Baltic waters shall be mapped and modeled including projection of future scenarios with the aim to advance the development of management tools.


SECOS is one of five funded projects committed to the “Coastal Research Agenda for the North Sea and Baltic Sea” embedded in the framework program FONA of the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

SECOS - The Service of Sediments in German Coastal Seas

NOAH - North Sea Observation and Assessment of Habitats

BACOSA - Baltic Coastal system analysis and status evaluation

MOSSCO: Modular System for Shelves and Coasts

STopP: From Sediment to Top Pretators – Influence of Seabed Characteristics on Benthos and Benthivorous birds