The New GEOMAR Extension Building

A platform for marine sciences, unique in Europe, is being created on the site of the sea fish market on Kiel's eastern shore.

With the occupation of the new extension building from September 2023, a plan will become reality that was already laid out in 2004 when the then IFM-GEOMAR was founded from the Institute of Oceanography (IfM) on the west shore of the Kiel Fjord with the Geomar Research Center for Marine Geosciences on the east shore. Because even though the two previous locations were less than a nautical mile apart, the separation was not optimal for daily work. Get to know the new extension building in the film and learn more about milestones in the construction progress.

Press release 12 July 2023: "A new lighthouse for marine research - As of September 2023, GEOMAR’s new building unites all four research divisions"



The new extension building on film

Take a little trip back in time and have a look at the new extension building on the east bank already today. With the animated film created by Staab Architekten and EVE Images, you will experience an almost photo-realistic flight around the planned new extension building and take a brief look at the modern interior of the building.


October 2020: A video tour around the new extension building with GEOMAR Director Katja Matthes




  • Dr. Armin U. Form
    Scientific user coordinator

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Wischhofstr. 1-3, Geb. 3, Room 117
    24148 Kiel, Germany

    Tel. +49 431 600 -2705 / -1987
    E-Mail: aform(at)

    A new lighthouse for marine research
    (Press release 12.07.2023)