Project Summary

In order to pave the way for more standardized and interdisciplinary research on submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) KiSNet formulated three aims: 

  • forming an interdisciplinary group of SGD experts to intensify collaborative ties across disciplines
  • improving individual methods through interdisciplinary comparison, and
  • providing a method catalogue that helps standardize SGD research.

The network will convene at the bay of Königshafen on Sylt, Germany. All (20+) members of the network will apply qualitative (remote sensing, marine and terrestrial ground-based geophysics, biological indicators and socio-scientific methods) and quantitative (seepage meters, temperature rods, natural tracers, numerical simulation) methods from terrestrial and marine disciplines to investigate SGD synchronously and provide a robust basis for future SGD quantification.


Project Partners

Helmholt Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

University of Oldenburg

Leibniz Institut for Baltic Research  Warnemünde (IOW)

Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI)

University of Kiel

University of Bayreuth and more