Board of Directors

Professor Dr. Peter M. Herzig
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Wischhofstraße 1-3, Building No. 4, Room 111 
D-24148 Kiel, Germany 
Phone: +49-431-600-2800

Personal Assistant to the Director
Dr. Jan Helmke
Phone: +49-431-600-2818

Director's Office:
Eliane Lehmann
Phone: +49-431-600-2801

Fax: +49-431-600-2805  

Michael Wagner
Administrative Director
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Wischhofstraße 1-3, Building No. 4, Room 111 
D-24148 Kiel, Germany 

Administrative Director's Office: 
Daniela Krellenberg
Phone: +49-431-600-2600 / -2601
Fax: +49-431-600-2605

Heads of Research Divisions

Research Division 1: Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics:
Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif,  Phone: +49-431 600-4050, mlatif(at) 
Deputy: Prof. Dr. Martin Frank, Phone: +49-431 600-2218, mfrank(at) 


Research Division 2: Marine Biogeochemistry: 
Prof. Dr. Arne Körtzinger, Phone: +49-431 600-4200, akoertzinger(at)
Deputy: Prof. Dr. Anton Eisenhauer, Phone: +49-431 600-2282, aeisenhauer(at) 

Research Division 3: Marine Ecology: 
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reusch, Phone: +49-431 600-4550, treusch(at)
Deputy:Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sommer, Phone: +49-431 600-4400, usommer(at)


Research Division 4: Dynamics of the Ocean Floor:
Prof. Dr. Heidrun Kopp, Phone: +49-431 600-2334, hkopp(at)
Deputy: Prof. Dr. Colin Devey, Phone: +49-431 600-2257,



General Affairs and Policy matters

Dr. Claudia Kleinwächter
Phone: +49-431-600-2815, ckleinwaechter(at)

currently represented by

Dr. Astrid Klingen
Tel.: 0431 600-2803, aklingen(at)


Jeanette Jankwitz
Phone: +49-431-600-2825, jjankwitz(at)

Legal Affairs
Ina Schultheiß
Phone: +49-431 600 2806, ischultheiss(at)

Angelika Eisenträger
Phone +49-431 600 2826, aeisentraeger(at) 

Technology Transfer and International Affairs
Dr. Warner Brückmann
Phone: +49-431 600 2819, wbrueckmann(at) 


Prevention of Corruption and Data Protection
Stefan Simon
Phone +49-431 600 2549, ssimon(at)

Office of Health, Security and Environmental Protection (HSE)
Christoph Sevenich
Phone: +49-431 600 2828, csevenich(at)

  • Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection
    Dietmar Schmitz
    Phone +49-431 600 2750, dschmitz(at)
  • Fire Protection and Radiation Protection
    Jochen Rath
    Phone +49-431 600 2528, jrath(at)

Rüdiger Kunze
Phone: +49-431 600 2297, rkunze(at) 

Science Coordination

Dr. Astrid Klingen
Phone: +49-431-600-2803, aklingen(at) 

Research Funding

Dr. Alexandra Drossou-Berendes
Phone: +49-431 600-2808, adrossou-berendes(at)
Research funding EU

Dr. Astrid Klingen
Phone: +49-431-600-2803, aklingen(at) 
DFG & Helmholtz Programmes

Communication and Media

Dr. Andreas Villwock
Phone: +49-431-600-2802, avillwock(at)

Jan Steffen
Phone: +49-431-600-2811, jsteffen(at) 
General requests, Press contact, Press releases, Internet & Social Media

Maike Nicolai
Phone: +49-431-600-2807, mnicolai(at)
General requests, Press contact, TV/Video/Photo

Dr. Gerd Hoffmann-Wieck
Phone: +49-431-600-2555, ghoffmann-wieck(at) 
General requests, Exhibitions, Visits, Archive, Guided Tours, Excellence Cluster "The Future Ocean"

Dr. Joachim Dengg
Phone: +49-600-4006, jdengg(at)
School projects

Christoph Kersten
Phone: +49-431 600-2814, ckersten(at)
Graphics & Design

General requests please send to: presse(at)

Team assistance to Communication & Media
Christiane Loorz
Phone +49-431 600-2809, cloorz(at)