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.
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a world-wide leading institute of marine research. We investigate chemical, physical, biological and geological processes of the seafloor, oceans and ocean margins and their interactions with the atmosphere. We also bridge the gap between basic and applied science in several areas. With this broad spectrum of research initiatives GEOMAR is globally unique. The GEOMAR is a foundation under public law jointly funded by the German federal (90%) and Schleswig-Holstein state (10%) governments. GEOMAR has a staff of approximately 1,000 (2020) individuals and an annual budget of ~80 Million Euros. More Information
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Foundation under Public Law (Statutes)
Employees: 1000 (status on 31.12.2018), of which 500 are scientists
Professorships (joint positions with the Kiel University): up to 40
Annual Budget: 80 Mio. € (2018)