Ocean Change

Along the North Sea Coast

On the 18th of July, Arved Fuchs and his crew on board the "Dagmar Aaen" start on a further phase of the OCEAN CHANGE Expedition. This year, the journey ist not to the Arctic but to the home waters along the North Frisian coast with its islands, halligen and harbours. The projetc is subject to the corona behavior rules.

The effects of global warming have become especially obvious along the North Sea coast. Before the start of the "UN-Decade of Ocean Research and Observation" 2021-2030, a light should be shed on the situation on this stretch of coast.

The term "climate dike" - a new term for the current regional measures being taken to strengthen the flood protection systems - shows the immediacy the rise of sea levels on our coasts has reached. To the end of this century, researchers expect a rise in sea level of approx. one meter compared with the last century. What does this mean for the halligen and the islands? What does this mean for the inhabitants and for the economy? What about wind energy, green power, the fishing industry and micro plastics?

During several stops Arved Fuchs and his crew will seek a dialogue with inhabitants of the coastal region, with tourists and with researchers and economists. How does the local population cope with this changing situation? The topic of plastic waste and its effects will once again be a topic of the expedition agenda.

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Monday, 20. July 2020