A universe of particles in a sip of sea water


About the research

"The North Sea today is more turbid today than 100 years ago and this is caused by human activities at sea." Michael Fettweis examines the impact this has on the marine ecosystem. "We already know that some of the phytoplankton won't have enough light when the water becomes too turbid and will end up disappearing." 

Michael Fettweis

Michael Fettweis is an oceanographer specialized in the dynamics of suspended particles in coastal waters and oceans. He obtained a PhD in Geology from the KULeuven (1995). As the scientific coordinator of a coastal observatory in the Belgian nearshore area, he is involved in several projects on the impacts of human activities and climate change on turbidity, port siltation and sediment transport in nearshore areas and in the deep sea.

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