News about Prizes & Awards

Investigation of samples in a clean lab. Photo. J. Steffen, GEOMAR

EARTO Innovation Award for early detection method for Osteoporosis

Procedure developed by GEOMAR wins 1. Prize

Asia as a Digital Earth simulation.

Special Award for ‘Digital Earth’ at the ‘Digital Leader Awards’

Helmholtz project receives award for innovative geo and environmental research

 Dr. Rainer Froese. Photo: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR

Ocean Award for Dr. Rainer Froese

GEOMAR researcher is honoured for his work on stock assessment of data-limited fish stocks

Prizes and Awards at GEOMAR

At the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, a series of prizes are awarded each year, which are donated by various foundations.

These include:

  • German Ocean Award (donated by Deutsche Bank AG)
  • Excellence Professorships (donated by the Prof. Dr. Werner Petersen Foundation) (in German only)
  • Annette-Barthelt Award (donated by the Annette Barthelt Foundation) (in German only)
  • Otto-Krümmel-Award (donated by Society to Support GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel e.V. with support of the shipping company Briese)
  • GEOMAR Young Talent Award (donated by the Prof. Dr. Werner Petersen Foundation)

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • East shore campus

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Wischhofstr. 1-3
    D-24148 Kiel
    Tel.: +49-431 600-0
    Fax: +49-431 600-2805
    E-mail: info(at)

    West shore campus

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 
    Düsternbrooker Weg 20
    D-24105 Kiel