Sinja Dittmann

Affiliated Researchers

Coastal Risks and Sea-Level Rise Research Group

Sinja studied Environmental Geography and Management at the University of Kiel, focusing on the pollution of coastal systems by microplastics. Parallel to her studies she has worked as a research assistant in an educational project on climate adaptation in urban areas and gained first experiences in project coordination and administration. Since October 2019, she is teaching students in the subjects of sustainability, education for sustainable development (ESD) and physical geography.

Since September 2020, Sinja works at the Kiel Science Factory/IPN ( in a Citizen-Science project “Plastic Pirates – Go Europe!” (, where she investigates the pollution of rivers by plastic litter.

DITTMANN,S.; LENZ, M. (2020): Two simple washing procedures allow the extraction of positively buoyant microplastics (>500 μm) from beach wrack. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 161.

Sinja Dittmann
Geographisches Institut
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 14
24118 Kiel