Map: NOAH Work Areas

NOAH - North Sea Observation and Assessment of Habitats

A project in the BMBF Framework Programme Research for Sustainable Development (FONA)

The NOAH project is one of five collaborating Research & Development projects that are committed to the “Coastal Research Agenda for the North Sea and Baltic Sea” (KüNO). The year project started in April 2013, has seven national partners and is coordinated by the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht.

Human pressures on sea floors of the North Sea are mounting and require a thorough inventory of status and functions of this important ecosystem component. The NOAH project has gathered multidisciplinary expertise to construct a comprehensive habitat atlas that assesses sea floor state and functions, and establishes baselines against which environmental changes can be determined.