The New GEOMAR Building

At the Seefischmarkt on Kiel’s East Shore, a unique platform for marine research has been created

With the move to the GEOMAR new building starting in autumn 2023, a plan that was already present in 2004 at the founding of IFM-GEOMAR from the Institute for (IfM) on the western shore of the Kiel Fjord with the GEOMAR Research Centre for Marine Geosciences on the eastern shore becomes reality: All four research divisions, administration and central facilities are united in one location and will be able to cooperate more easily across disciplines according to the strategy GEOMAR 2030.

Press release on the inauguration, 21 May 2024

Press release on the start of the move to the new building, 12 July 2023



Videos about the new GEOMAR building

Excellently equipped, inspiring and the best environment for an engagement across disciplines for the protection and sustainable use of the ocean - this is the new GEOMAR building.


Take a little trip back in time and have a look at the new 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




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