Marine Geophysik und Hydroakustik

Dr. Jens Schneider von Deimling

wiss. Mitarbeiter

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, R. 108a
Telefon: +49 431 880-5792
Telefax: +49 431 880-4432


Research Interests

  • Shallow gas and marine methane processes analyses
  • Customized acoustic measurements, processing, and imaging
  • Multibeam echosounder (MBES) measurements, Sub-bottom profiling, hydroacoustic imaging
  • Acoustic seafloor and habitat mapping with focus on submerged aquatic vegetation (e.g. seagrass)


since 2018 Vice Chair German Hydrographic Society (DHyG)

since 2018 Edtorial board "Journal of Applied Hydrography"

since 2016 Post Doc and Lecturer at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Marine Geophysics and Hydroacoustics

since 2015 Steering board member of the German Hydrographic Society (DHyG)

2013 – 2015 Post Doc at the Cluster of Excellence „The Future Ocean"

2011 – 2013 Research assistant (Post Doc) in the project ECO2 and SUGAR II at IFM-GEOMAR, Leakage Monitoring of CO2 and CH4 using multibeam

2009 – 2011 Research assistant (Post Doc) in the project BALTIC GAS, mapping of Gas-Hotspots using sonar

2009 Doctor rer. nat. in Geophysics (summa cum laude), Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, title: Hydroacoustic and geochemical traces of marine gas seepage in the North Sea

2008 – 2009 Research assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), Rostock

2005 – 2008 Research assistant (Ph.D. student) at the Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel

2005 Diploma in Geology/Palaeontology, thesis: A numerical heat flow model for analyzing in situ data of a new device for marine gas hydrate detection and stability determination (HDSD)

1998 – 2005 Studies of Geology/Palaeontology, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

Current Projects

  • ECOMAP 2017-2020 (PI)
  • GQ2 - Hydroacoustic monitoring 2012-2017 (PI)
  • BUBBLE SHUTTLE 2016-2018 (Co-operation)
  • MaTeP - Enhanced Cable Tracking with parametric hydroacoustics 2014-2015 (PI)
  • ROSEC - Seabed Classification with angular backscatter response analyses 2015-2016 (PI)


  • Sonne 175, GAP, Gulf von Cadiz
  • Sonne 191, COMET, New Zealand
  • Sonne 196, SUMSUN, Okinawa Trough
  • Sonne 226, 2013, CHRIMP, New Zealand
  • Poseidon 297, Acores mehr


peer-reviewed publications

  • Hillman, J. I., Lamarche, G., Pallentin, A., Pecher, I. A., Gorman, A. R., Schneider von Deimling, J. S. (2017). Validation of automated supervised segmentation of multibeam backscatter data from the Chatham Rise, New Zealand. Marine Geophysical Research, 1-23.
  • Kedzior, S., Buß, A., Schneider, B., Schneider von Deimling, J., Sültenfuß, J., Walter, M., ... & Rehder, G. (2016). Geochemical observations within the water column at the CO2‐rich hydrothermal systems Hatoma Knoll and Yonaguni Knoll IV, in the southern Okinawa Trough. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(9), 6618-6634.
  • Schönke, M., Feldens, P., Wilken, D., Papenmeier, S., Heinrich, C., Schneider von Deimling, J. S., ... & Krastel, S (2016). Impact of Lanice conchilega on seafloor microtopography off the island of Sylt (German Bight, SE North Sea). Geo-Marine Letters, 1-14.
  • Jordt, Anne, Claudius Zelenka, Jens Schneider von Deimling, Reinhard Koch, and Kevin Köser. 2015. “The Bubble Box: Towards an Automated Visual Sensor for 3D Analysis and Characterization of Marine Gas Release Sites.” Sensors 15 (12): 30716–35. doi:10.3390/s151229825.
  • Schneider von Deimling, Jens, Philipp Held, Peter Feldens, and Dennis Wilken. 2015. “Effects of Using Inclined Parametric Echosounding on Sub-Bottom Acoustic Imaging and Advances in Buried Object Detection.” Geo-Marine Letters. doi:10.1007/s00367-015-0433-3.
  • Leifer, Ira, Evan Solomon, Jens Schneider von Deimling, Gregor Rehder, Rick Coffin, and Peter Linke. 2015. “The Fate of Bubbles in a Large, Intense Bubble Megaplume for Stratified and Unstratified Water: Numerical Simulations of 22/4b Expedition Field Data.” Marine and Petroleum Geology 68. Elsevier Ltd: 806–23. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.07.025.mehr