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Königshafen Submarine Groundwater Discharge Network (KISNET)

KiSNeT - Königshafen Submarine Groundwater Discharge Network built to intense collaboration and knowledge across regional and disciplinary boundaries in the field of SGD research, setup as a joint experiment at the Königshafen/Sylt field site.

The German scientific community offers a unique combination of disciplinary (biogeochemical, geophysical, biological) angles from which SGD is currently studied. It is revealed that an updated and intercalibrated catalogue of methods investigating SGD is necessary. This catalogue is postulated to provide recommendations for optimal disciplinary combinations to investigate SGD qualitatively and quantitatively. It would allow for a standardization of SGD measuring methodology and guarantee a comparability of study results, and subsequently a uniform SGD characterization. A diverse selection of SGD experts conceptualized an intercomparison experiment and identified the Königsberger Bay as a site at which all methods can be applied. 

As a major result of KiSNeT, optimal interdisciplinary combinations for respective qualitative/ quantitative SGD investigations will be suggested reducing inherited uncertainties and paving the way for standardized SGD research.

Due to Corona limitations, first measurements will start in April 2021. In the meanwhile, online seminars help project partners to learn about the others work.


Project management

Prof. Dr. Mike Müller-Petke
+49 511 643-3253

Project scientists

Dr. Mathias Ronczka
Dr. Jan Igel


Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ)
Leibniz Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT)
Universität Oldenburg
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde (IOW)
Bundesanstalt f. Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR)
Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI)
Universität Kiel
Universität Bayreuth