Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
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Curremtly I am a PhD student. My topic is "Particle tracking in the Oder lagoon as a coastal management tool". One the one hand, I want to figure out where human infective viruses accumulate at the Oder mouth coast under certain wind conditions and on the other hand, I want to find possible sources of different micro organisms and track there pathways through the lagoon in order to help authorities in beach management. Furthermore, a goal isto analyse why Vibrio spp. are recurrently present in the bay of Greifswald. Vibrios are a natural component of the water body which increasingly grow in warm water. Several Virbio outbreaks occurred and led to infections by people with low immunity after contact with sea water within the last decade. The most important tool of my work is a three-dimensional model system. It consists of a circulation model and an offline particle tracking model. These allow the computation of temperature, flow field and particle (bacterial) distribution.