The Administration of GEOMAR

We see ourselves across all departments and divisions as part of "Team GEOMAR" with a common mission.

Administration is an important building block that is essential to the success of the GEOMAR mission. We provide the administrative and infrastructural basis for a successful and sustainable operation of GEOMAR. Our work processes and services, which are aligned with customer requirements and framework conditions, create the prerequisites for GEOMAR's excellent scientific work.

  • Appreciation, fairness, respect and integrity are values that characterize our work.
  • We live openness, interculturality, equality and diversity.
  • We see ourselves as part of a constantly changing and developing top-level research institution.
  • We are open to new developments and shape change (pro)actively and constructively.


The administration of GEOMAR has the following structure:

Department of Budget and Finances
Head: Mathias Rimbach, Phone: +49 431 600 2500

Department of Human Resources and Legal Affairs
Head: N.N.

Department of Purchase
Head: André Crämer, Phone: +49 431 600 2543

Department Technical Services
Head: Marcel Quattek, Phone: +49 431 600 2700

  • Head of Administration:

    Frank Spiekermann
    Phone: +49-431 600-2600
    e-mail: verwaltungsdirektor(at)

    Office of the Administrative Director:

    Ute Ehlers
    Phone: +49-431 600-2601
    e-mail: uehlers(at)


    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 
    Building 4, East shore campus
    Wischhofstr. 1-3
    D-24148 Kiel