Kiel Marine Science

Dr. rer. nat. Jörn Schmidt

Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 1, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-5632
Telefax: +49 431 880-3150

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Information about Dr. rer. nat. Jörn Schmidt


Jörn Oliver Schmidt has studied biology at the University Hannover. In 2006 he received his doctorate in fisheries biology at the IFM-GEO MAR in Kiel. Since 2009 he is working in the Department of Economics at Kiel University and is work package leader within several BMBF and EU funded projects. He is also German representative in the Science Committee (SCICO M) of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICE S ) and second vice chair of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung (DGM). Since 2014 he is also co-chair of the ICE S Benchmark Steering Group, which should ensure the effective transfer of science into assessment and advice.

Research questions

The main focus of Jörn Schmidt work is in fisheries and currently also expanding to general sustainability questions in the oceans.
Specific questions are:

  • How can fisheries assessment and management move from a single species to multispecies and finally ecosystem approach?
  • How can science be communicated to stakeholders and research questions developed together with stakeholders?
  • How can innovative tools, e.g. games be used for education and communication purpose?
  • What are the main characteristics of coupled models and the framework they are applied in if they should be used for practical advice?


Current Research

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