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 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