KFKI research programme

The research carried out within the framework of the KFKI is regarded as application-oriented coastal research in cooperation with the federal and coastal state administrations engaged in coastal engineering. The research concept and key fields of research in coastal engineering were published in 1991 and 2001.

KFKI research projects

An overview of the KFKI research projects carried out between 1972 and 2001 is given in the brochure "KFKI - 25 Jahre Forschung im Küsteningenieurwesen (KFKI - 25 Years of Research in Coastal Engineering)".
In the meantime, more than 150 coastal research projects have been completed within the framework of the KFKI with funding by the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) under supervision of the Jülich Project Management Organisation PTJ. A full documentation may be found on the Project website.

Further information on coastal research

Marine research, polar research, geosciences in the BMBF research field "System Earth"
Unsere Gewässer (Our Coastal Waters) (2004) published by the Port Engineering Society (HTG) and the German Society for Geotechnical Engineering (DGGT)
Küstenmeere im Wandel (Coastal Waters in a State of Change) (2007) published by the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM)
Forschung für nachhaltige Entwicklungen - Rahmenprogramm des BMBF (Research for Sustainable Development – BMBF Framework Programme) (2009) published by the BMBF
Küstenforschungsagenda für Nord- und Ostsee (Coastal Research Agenda for the North and Baltic Sea) published by the Jülich Project Management Organisation (PTJ)

R+D initiative of the HTG

Under the proposal of the HTG, the research needs relating to 13 keynote issues over the period 2007 to 2009 were published in the Hansa (International Maritime Journal). On the occasion of the 2009 HTG Congress in Lübeck, these contributions were published as a memorandum entitled
Unsere Gewässer - Forschungsbedarf aus Sicht der Praxis (Our Coastal Waters – Research Needs from a Practical Viewpoint) (2009).