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 provides a state-of-the-art infrastructure for cutting-edge marine research. In addition to four research vessels, GEOMAR operates Germany’s only manned research submersible (JAGO) and deep-sea underwater vehicles (Kiel 6000, PHOCA and ABYSS) as well as various long-term observatories. Outstanding research facilities are available in the form of laboratories for isotope analysis, access to powerful high-performance computational facilities and one of the largest marine research libraries in Germany.