Board of Trustees


MinDir. Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher (Chair)
Federal Ministry for Research and Education

Secretary of State Rolf Fischer (Deputy Chair)
Ministry for Education and Science of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fouquet
President, Kiel University

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Duschl
Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Kiel University 

Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke
Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Monika Rhein
University of Bremen

Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal
Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen

Dr. Philip Murmann

Dr. Jörn Biel
Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Kiel

Guests (consulting)

Prof. Dr. Peter M. Herzig

Michael Wagner 
Administrative director

Prof. Dr. Tina Treude 
Chair of the scientific council

Dr. Ingo Hennings
Scientific representative of the staff council

Mr. Peter Wehrhahn 
Chair of the staff council and non-scientific representative of the staff council

Dr. Heidemarie Kassens
Equal rights representative

Permanent representative

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek
President of the Helmholtz Association of Germen Research Centres



Legal Affairs

Ina Schultheiß
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 
Wischhofstr. 1-3
D-24148 Kiel
Phone: +49-431 600-2806
Fax: +49-431 600-2805
e-mail: ischultheiss(at)