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Data Hub Preliminary Investigation of Sites - Feedback

Questionnaire Data Hub Preliminary Investigation of Sites

The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) investigates the areas in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) designated in the Site Development plan for tendering procedure by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and wind farm construction.

On February 26th, 2021, with the publication of the results for download for the areas N-3.7, N-3.8 and O-1.3, the data, evaluations and reports of the preliminary investigation were made available for the first time via the BSH's Data Hub Preliminary Investigation of Sites. With the announcement of the results of the first auctions for the pre-investigated areas N-3.7, N-3.8 and O-1.3 using the central model by the Federal Network Agency on September 9th, 2021, an important milestone was reached.

In order to further enhance the user-friendliness of the Data Hub Preliminary Investigation of Sites for the upcoming tendering procedures, we are interested in your experiences and kindly request your feedback by October 31th, 2021 using this questionnaire.

The questionnaire is designed in topic blocks and covers the use of the data hub in general, the provided data from the subsoil with geophysics, hydrography, geotechnic and geodata, the marine environment data as well as oceanography and wind, suitability and environmental assessment. Since it is possible to skip individual topic blocks, it is not necessary to answer all questions. You will need 15 to 20 minutes to answer.


This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

If you used an identifying access code to access this survey, please rest assured that this code will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification access codes with survey responses.


Information about data protection


I. Approval of the processing of personal data

You declare your approval of the processing of your personal data to the extent specified below towards the responsible person according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


II. Responsible person

Responsible according to Art. 4 para. 7 General Data Protection Regulation is the

Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78
D-20359 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 3190-0

Fax: +49 40 3190-5000
Email: posteingang@bsh.de

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, please contact division O2 – Offshore Site Investigations, Email: o2@bsh.de.


III. Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about the data protection, please contact the official data protection officer using the functional email address datenschutz@bsh.de.


IV. Purpose and legal basis

1. Your data, insofar as it is provided voluntarily by you, will be stored exclusively for the purpose of queries and feedback.

2. Your data will be processed on the basis of your consent in accordance with Article 7(1) DSGVO, to the extent that you provide personal information in the following questionnaire, in particular by entering your email address.


V. Personal Data

The following personal data will be processed if you provide them: Email address (in connection with the other answers), personal information in free text fields.


VI. Disclosure to third parties

Your data will not be passed on to third parties. In the event of dangerous situations (e.g. criminal offences), your personal data will be passed on to the security authorities.


VII. Deletion

Your personal data will be deleted after one year. At the same time, the BSH checks at regular intervals whether your personal data can be deleted at an earlier point in time, taking into account the purpose pursued.


VIII. Rights as an affected person

You have the right to request information at any time as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed at BSH. If this is the case, you have the right to be informed about this personal data and about the following information:

  • the purposes of processing;
  • the categories of personal data processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  • the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or the criteria for determining this duration;

If personal data concerning you are processed at the BSH, you also have the right to obtain:

  • to obtain copies of all personal data concerning you which have been disclosed, subject to a reasonable charge for each copy after the first;
  • under the conditions of articles 16 to 21 of the GDPR, to request the rectification, completion, erasure or restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you, or to object to the processing of such data;
  • if they assume that there has been a breach of data protection regulations, the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority responsible for BSH (see point IX., Contact person).


IX. Contact person

If you wish to exercise any of your data subject rights to information, correction, deletion or blocking, please contact:

Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
- Z1 -

Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78
20359 Hamburg

Furthermore, you are welcome to contact the official data protection officer appointed by us at any time. He can be reached via the functional email address datenschutz@bsh.de.

The responsible data protection supervisory authority is the

Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI)
Graurheindorfer Str. 153
53117 Bonn

Phone: +49 228 997799-0
Fax: +49 228 997799-550

Email: poststelle@bfdi.bund.de