Research collaboration projects are usually medium-term to long-term. They are set up with open goals and without any pre-determined outcome. The partners involved have a common research and publication interest. All of them contribute to the research goal.
This form of collaboration is particularly suitable for projects oriented towards basic research, in which the path to commercial application is usually still quite far. Research cooperation is an important instrument to make technologies and know-how developed at GEOMAR available to society or industry, and vice versa for GEOMAR to get impulses from there for our research.
The equipment and infrastructures of GEOMAR are available to commercial cooperation partners, usually for a fee. For more information on our equipment, please view our page on ships and technology.