Instrument assembly hall

The heart of the TLZ is a central assembly hall, where two gantry cranes are available to move even heavy instruments for cruise preparation. Trucks and containers can be loaded and unloaded with forklifts on the container yard.  

Devices not sensitive to temperature changes are stored in a large storage hall. Some instruments are available for cruises on request.

Central assembly hall with deep-sea lander systems

Workshops of the TLZ

Workshops for electronics, precision engineering with conventional and CNC-controlled lathe and milling machines, a locksmith's and joiner's workshop are arranged around the hall, where aside from wood, especially different kinds of plastic are processed. Here, samplers, sensors and carrier systems for scientific applications are build, which have been designed as a prototyp with CAD support at the monitor in our construction office. In these workshops the education and training of new recruits take place as well. With these capacities the TLZ offers apprenticeships for the profession of precision mechanics and electronics for devices and systems.

Furthermore, prototypes can be pressure-tested in pressure vessels and in a water basin tests for buoyancy, acoustics and optics can be conducted in the TLZ.





Scientific Head:

Dr. Peter Linke
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 
Wischhofstr. 1-3
24148 Kiel, Germany
Phone: +49-431-600-2115
Fax: +49-431-600-1601
e-mail: plinke(at)

Contact Workshops

Technical head:

Ralf Schwarz
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Construction and Development
Wischhofstr. 1-3
24148 Kiel, Germany
Tel.: 0431-600-1600
Fax: 0431-600-1601
e-mail: rschwarz(at)


Sven Sturm
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Construction and Education Precision Mechanics
Wischhofstr. 1-3
24148 Kiel
Tel.: 0431-600-1605
Fax: 0431-600-1601
e-mail: ssturm(at)