Team Gender Equality & Diversity (GE&D)

Team Gender Equality & Diversity

The team GE&D has been located in the directorate since October 2021. It works closely with the other actors (Equal Opportunities Officers (EOOs), Representative for Disabled Persons (SBV) and Women's Executive Board (WEB) and has been given the task of advancing the topics in the area of diversity. One of the main tasks of the team is to promote a regular exchange between all actors. In addition, the team works together with the directorate on further structures to support gender equality and diversity at GEOMAR.

In the area of gender equality, the primary task is to finalise the new Gender Equality Plan and to accompany it over its four-year term after publication.

Furthermore, the reapplication for the Total E-Quality award is due by 30 April 2023.

Networking within the Helmholtz Association and regionally in Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein is also planned.

The Charta der Vielfalt (Diversity Charter), signed by GEOMAR, supports an appreciative and unprejudiced working environment for all.

Since 2017, GEOMAR has been awarded the TOTAL E-QUALITY rating for the second time for its commitment to equal professional opportunities for women and men.

The Helmholtz Association promote an atmosphere of respect and fairness, appreciation and belonging, and safety and openness. To drive these activities even further, Helmholtz have formulated concrete goals, expectations and measures in the Helmholtz Guideline on Diversity and Inclusion.