Welcome aboard! Since June 2020 Jürgen Schaper is part of the SeaUseTip project team. Together with Andreas Kannen, Kira Gee and Roland Cormier from the Helmholtz Centre in Geesthacht, he will take a closer look at the fishing cultures of the North Sea and their vulnerability to tipping points as part of work package 3.
In addition to biology, Jürgen Schaper studied communication management and earned his doctorate at the University of Hamburg on the topic of climate adaptation communication. Since then he has been researching interpersonal communication and transdisciplinary stakeholder participation for regional climate adaptation in the fields of coastal protection, storm surge risk management and agriculture. He has been and still is involved in various joint projects in East Frisia, Denmark and the Hamburg metropolitan region.
Jürgen Schaper will support the project work for SeaUseTip by, among other things, conducting and evaluating qualitative stakeholder interviews and workshops as well as risk assessments using bow tie analyses.