Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel (CAU)



The Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics, has a long tradition in the field of resource economics. Several major research projects have been coordinated. In particular, the department hosts two research groups within the ‘Cluster of excellence’ Future Ocean, specially funded by the German Federal Government. One of these new working groups is dealing with questions of sustainable fisheries management. This group consists of leading scientists in the field of resource economics, population dynamics of exploited fish stocks, and marine ecology. They developed the game table ecoOcean, which received a special award during the ICES ASC in 2010.

Role of CAU in SOCIOEC

CAU scientifically accompanies the application of the game table ecoOcean within WP3 and works on territorial use right approaches in the Baltic Sea Case Study.

Description of Personnel involved in the project

M. Quaas has his scientific background in environmental and natural resource economics, specifically in the interdisciplinary collaboration with ecological modellers. His methodical expertise is in ecological-economic modelling, analyzing the sustainable use of ecosystem services. M. Quaas is leading the research group on sustainable fisheries of the Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean” and is PI in research project on the sustainable use of ecosystem services funded by the German federal ministry of education and research (BMBF).

R. Voss is a specialist investigating recruitment variability in Baltic cod and sprat. He contributed significantly to several Baltic EU-projects (e.g. CORE, STORE, BECAUSE, PROTECT) and coordinated the field activities in the GLOBEC Germany project. Further Dr. Voss is engaged in improving the Baltic Multispecies assessment e.g. performing area-disaggregated assessments. With respect to this he was member of the ICES Study Group on Multispecies Model Implementation in the Baltic.

J. Schmidt is a specialist in multidisciplinary work. He is experienced in zooplankton ecology, fish larvae ecology and fisheries assessment and contributed to EU (STORE) as well as national projects (GLOBEC Germany). He currently works on spatial aspects of fisheries management and the further development of the game table ecoOcean. He is and was member of several ICES Working and Study Groups (HAWG, PGIPS, WGZE, SGRECVAP) and chair of the ICES “Workshop on Introducing coupled ecological-economic modelling and risk assessment into management tools” (WKIMM) and currently the Study Group on Integration of Economics, Stock Assessment and Fisheries Management (SGIMM). He was main contributor to an EU Study on European Fisheries and Climate Change.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.