GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is one of the world’s leading institutes in the field of marine sciences. The institute investigates the chemical, physical, biological and geological processes of the seafloor, oceans and ocean margins and their interactions with the atmosphere. With this broad spectrum GEOMAR is unique in Germany. Additionally, the institute has successfully bridged the gap between basic and applied science in a number of research areas.
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The west shore campus of GEOMAR. Source: Archive GEOMAR.
The east shore campus of GEOMAR. Photo: A. Villwock.

GEOMAR at a glance

Name:

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Foundation under Public Law (Statutes)

Financing:

  • Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Ministry for Education and Research of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MBW)

Affiliation:

Employees: About 850, of which 400 are scientists (2013)

Professorships (joint positions with the Kiel University): up to 40

Annual Budget (2013):

  • 42 Mio. € institutional funding
  • 23 Mio. € project funding

Bodies:

Mission

The mission of GEOMAR is:

To investigate the physical, chemical, biological, and geological processes in the ocean and their interaction with the seafloor and the atmosphere.

Memberships

The GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is member of the Helmholtz Association and in the German Marine Research Konsortium (KDM).

On the international level, the institute cooperates with many institutions in the field of marine sciences. It is a member of the "Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans" (POGO) and of the Marine Board of the European Science Foundation.

 

Contact

East shore campus

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Wischhofstr. 1-3
D-24148 Kiel
Germany
Tel.: +49-431 600-0
Fax: +49-431 600-2805
E-mail: info(at)geomar.de
www.geomar.de

West shore campus

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel
Germany