Kiel Marine Science

Dr. Jens Schneider von Deimling

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-5792

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Information about Dr. Jens Schneider von Deimling


Jens Schneider von Deimling studied geology in Kiel at the CAU. He then worked as a PhD student at GEOMAR and the Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Warnemünde, obtaining his doctorate in 2009 (summu cum laude). He worked in the meantime as a freelancer in the marine survey industry, in projects on marine methane sources, financed himself independently from 2013, led several research expeditions on German research vessels, and co-odinated the BONUS EU research project ECOMAP. Since 2016 he is employed in the AG Marine Geophysics and Hydroacoustics (Prof. Krastel) as a research associate and responsible for the marine instrument pool at IFG and the field of experimental hydroacoustics and is vice-chairman of the German Hydrographic Society (DHyG).

Research questions

His current research questions are related to acoustic remote sensing of the seafloor. For this purpose, Jens Schneider von Deimling works closely together with the manufacturers of acoustic equipment, benthic biologists, geochemists, computer scientists, geographers, and authorities in order to better visualize benthic life with customized methods and thus to learn to understand it better. Other areas of investigation include shallow gas and groundwater seepage, submerged aquatic vegetation such as seagrass beds and kelp forests, coral reefs, or anthropogenic remnants on the seafloor.

Current questions:

  • What are the bio-geo-chemical conditions and processes on the seafloor that control and modulate acoustic backscattering?
  • How can we visualize seagrass stocks using optical and acoustic remote sensing, map them areally, and thereby identify potential stressors and protect the stocks?
Current Research

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