The Questions

The research groups of the ICBM deal with a broad range of topics in the field of coastal and shelf sea research. Here, we ask questions on the key research topics. If necessary, we added explanatory notes. The questions provide an introduction into the work of the research groups. You can find more comprehensive information in the sections aimed at scientists and students as well as in the sections of each research group
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Shelf Seas

The continental shelves are shallow marine areas with a depth of up to 200 metres. Landwards, the coast forms the shelf’s border; seawards, it is bordered by the shelf edge. Here, at the so-called continental slope, the steepness of the seabed rises considerably. The seabed of the shelf areas is part of the continental landmasses. Its width varies between virtually nothing to about 1500 kilometres.