Cooperation Professorship Alfred-Wegener-Institut Bremerhaven

Marine Geochemistry

Prof. Dr. Michael Schlüter

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1986 Diplom Geologie, Hydro­geologie, CAU Kiel 1990 Promotion Universität Bremen,
1996 Habilitation Universität Kiel, 2000 Professur Uni Bremen/AWI

1986-1992 Alfred-Wegener-Institut, 1992 – 2000 GEOMAR, seit 2000 Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven

Professor in Bremen seit 2000

Marine Geochemie, Geo-Informationssysteme, Sensor- und Beprobungssysteme

Investigations of geochemical processes and fluxes of dissolved components across the sediment-water-transition-zone (SWTZ) are major objectives of our research. Along the SWTZ different types of transport and reaction processes occurs. These include the decomposition of organic matter, release of nutrients, methane formation or the Submarine-Groundwater-Discharge (SGD). Worldwide, quantifications of SGD are relevant for estimates of groundwater renewal rates or budgets of dissolved nutrients or methane. For computations of spatial budgets or identification of geochemical provinces, Geo-Information-Systems (GIS) are applied. These objectives are part of lectures about geochemical cycles and processes or the application of GIS.

Working Area

North Atlantic, North Sea


Development of fluid and gas sampling methods, RISS system for in-situ and ex-situ sampling of pore-water, flow-meters for quantification of fluid releases from the seafloor, Geo-Information Systems for computation of spatial budgets identification of area-related balancing of material fluxes


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