Blue mussels on sediment (picture: Florian Peine)

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

SECOS aims to a development of tools for integrated sustainable coastal zone management. The work packages (WP) are interacting with the start of the project and are linked to the other projects of the “Coastal Research Agenda for the North Sea and Baltic Sea” by status seminars, workshops and combined education (summer school 2014).
Results and products of SECOS are partly published on this website.
The research areas of SECOS are in the German EEZ of the Baltic Sea and will be investigated and sampled during the three funded project years (01.04.2013 to 31.03.2016) by five scientific cruises.