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Baltic Sea

GeoB Student Cruises

Geophysical training courses have been organized by FB5 since 1998. At first, they were part of the Diploma Geophysics studies (until 2006), and later they were intimately integrated in the Bachelor and Master Education as part of teaching modules and later as part of project modules as well as the marine field and lab practice. It was manadatory or highly recommended for students interested in geophysics, and to get a hands-on experience on instrumentation, which were taught theoretically in lectures before. 

Usually the data acquired became part of the subsequenct lectures such as 'Seismic Exploration'. >>> Here you can find more info.

Baltic Gas

BMBF-funded project, which was part of a European ERANET project with x other partners.

see Toth (2013), Toth et al. (2014a,b, 2016), Schneider von Deimling (2013)

Aarhus Bay

As a follow-up of the Baltic Gas project, we cooperated with University of Aarhus (Jörgensen, Fossing) on surveying an area, which had been extensively cored previously to learn about shallow gas distribution and its relationship to microbiology.

​see Flury et al. (2016), Ramos (2015)

IODP Exp 347

see also Trampe (2007)


see Pavlak (2021)

Glacial Deformation

see Ogunleye (2018)

Windfarm Soil Investigations

Seismic Oceanography

see Frielinghaus (

Seismic Inversion

see Bihler (2020)


Wenau, Stefan, Keil H., Spiess V., Preu B. (2020) Sub-Seafloor Object Detection through Dedicated Diffraction Imaging. NSG2020 4th Applied Shallow Marine Geophysics Conference 2020, 1-4, (PDF)

Wenau, Stefan, Stange N., Keil H., Ramos C., Spiess V. (2018) A Seismic Beamforming Approach for the Detection Of Boulders in the Shallow Sub-Seafloor. 3rd Applied Shallow Marine Geophysics Conference 2018 (1), 1-5, (PDF)

Oguro, Aisgo W.O., V Spiess V. (2017) Quantitative Interpretation of Shallow Sediments through Seismic Elastic Inversion. 23rd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics 2017, 1-5, (PDF)

Flury Sabine, Roy H., Dale AW., Fossing H., Toth Z., Spiess V., Jensen J.B., Jörgensen B.B (2016)  Controls on subsurface methane fluxes and shallow gas formation in Baltic Sea sediment (Aarhus Bay, Denmark). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 188, 297-309,

Toth, Zsuzsanna, Spiess V., Keil H. (2015) Frequency dependence in seismoacoustic imaging of shallow free gas due to gas bubble resonance. Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth. 120(12), 8056-8072,

Toth, Zsuzsanna, Spiess V., Mogollon JM., Jensen JB. (2014b) Estimating the free gas content in Baltic Sea sediments using compressional wave velocity from marine seismic data. Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth. 119(12), 8577-8593,

Toth, Zsuzsanna, Spiess V., Jensen JB. (2014a) Seismo-acoustic signatures of shallow free gas in the Bornholm Basin, Baltic Sea. Continental Shelf Research. 88, 228-239,

Schneider von Deimling, Jens, Weinrebe W., Toth Z., Fossing H., Endler HR., Rehder G., Spiess V. (2013) A low frequency multibeam assessment: Spatial mapping of shallow gas by enhanced penetration and angular response anomaly. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 44, 217–222,

Toth, Zuszsanna (2013) Seismo-acoustic investigations of shallow free gas in the sediments of the Baltic Sea. Dissertation, xx. pp..

Master Theses

Morales, Natasha (2022) Local Distribution and Physical Properties of Upper Cretaceous to Holocene Deposits in the Southwester Baltic Sea: Insights from the Integration of 2D Multichannel Seismic, Borehole and Downhole Logging Data

Pavlak, Johanna (2021) Sediment echosounder study of the sedimentary setting in the Bornholm Basin to reconstruct its Holocene hydrodynamic setting

Bihler, Viola (2020) Feasibility Study of AVO Analysis of High Frequency Seismic Data in the Marine Shallow Subsurface

Ogunleye, Opeyemi (2018) Quaternary glaciotectonic deformation of bedrock in the Arkona Basin to the Tromper Wiek, southern Baltic Sea – insights from processing and interpretation of 2D multichannel seismic reflection data

Sarkar, Archisman (2017) Detecting underwater cables and pipelines in the south Baltic Sea using a Sub-Bottom Profiler

Frielinghaus, Gino (2017) Seismic Oceanography in the Bornholm Basin (Baltic Sea) - A Feasibility Study

Ramos, Carlos (2015) Acoustic velocity determination of shallow gas-bearing sediments from Aarhus Bay using travel-time tomographic inversion of 2D multichannel seismic data

Nachtweide, Christoph (2014) 3D model of Pleistocene sediments at the south-eastern margin of the Arkona Basin, Baltic Sea. Univ. Greifswald

Allroggen, Niklas (2011) Application of Pre-Stack Migration on Shallow Marine Seismic Data

Trampe, Anna (2007) Seismic Imaging Anholt Loch



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