German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)



As a partner to maritime shipping and a supporter of environmental conservation efforts and maritime uses, we

  • support maritime shipping and the maritime industry,
  • promote sustainable use of the oceans,
  • ensure the continuity of measurements,
  • provide competent information about the status of the Northand Baltic Seas.

Our tasks as an important provider of maritime services in Germany include:

  • Environmental protection in maritime shipping (MARPOL, civil liability for oil pollution, Ballast Water Convention, oil identification)
  • Maritime security
  • Hydrographic surveying, wreck search
  • Nautical information systems
  • Services to shipping (flag documents, Certificates of Competency for mariners, promotion of shipping)
  • Warning services (water level foreasts and tide predictions, storm surge warning service, ice service)
  • Monitoring of the sea (with regard to climate and environmental changes)
  • Maritime geospatial data centre
  • Maritime spatial planning in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
  • Planning approval procedures for offshore wind farms and pipelines
https://www.bsh.de/EN/Home/home_node.html
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Title Author Datesort ascending Type of Content Technology Type Stressor Receptor
Emissions from corrosion protection systems of offshore wind farms: Evaluation of the potential impact on the marine environment Kirchgeorg, T., et al. November 2018 Journal Article Wind Energy general, Offshore Wind Chemicals
Offshore Energy Planning Provisions and transnational Maritime Spatial Planning in the North Sea Region: Findings from the NorthSEE project Wright, K., Kafas, A., Davies, I. April 2018 Presentation Marine Energy general Socio-economics, Marine Spatial Planning
Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm Alpha Ventus: Challenges, Results and Perspectives Beiersdorf, A., Radecke, A. January 2014 Book Wind Energy general, Offshore Wind Energy Removal, Noise Benthic Invertebrates, Birds, Fish, Marine Mammals
Current situation of offshore development in Germany and environmentally sound expansion of offshore wind energy van Leusen, S. January 2014 Book Chapter Wind Energy general, Offshore Wind Socio-economics, Legal and Policy
Standard Investigation of the Impacts of Offshore Wind Turbines on the Marine Environment (StUK4) Bundesamt fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) October 2013 Report Wind Energy general, Offshore Wind Nearfield Habitat
Offshore Wind Farms Measuring Instruction for Underwater Sound Monitoring Müller, A., Zerbs, C. October 2011 Report Wind Energy general, Offshore Wind Noise
Standard Investigation of the Impacts of Offshore Wind Turbines on the Marine Environment (StUK3) Bellebaum, J., et al. February 2007 Report Wind Energy general, Offshore Wind Static Device Birds, Fish, Marine Mammals, Nearfield Habitat
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