GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

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 (2018) individuals and an annual budget of ~80 Million Euros.

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The west shore campus of GEOMAR. Photo: J. Klimmeck, GEOMAR.
The east shore campus of GEOMAR. Photo: J. Klimmeck, GEOMAR.

GEOMAR at a glance

Name:

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Foundation under Public Law (Statutes)

Financing:

Affiliation:

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)

  • 55 Mio. € institutional funding
  • 25 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, the Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung and 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).

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