Dr. Christiane Schelten

Scientific Coordinator of the SFB 754

Tel.: +49 431 600-4242
E-Mail: cschelten(at)geomar.de

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Wischhofstr. 1-3
24148 Kiel


  • non-governmental & scientific project and programme management
  • building partnerships and international  networks, including developing and maintaining relationships with donors, partners, collaborators and other stakeholders
  • fundraising activities, including proposal witing
  • overseeing third donor contracts
  • planning and organising of regional and international meetings and conferences
  • public relation activities
  • conception of marketing strategies
  • controlling and management of finances and administration
  • developing, implementing and maintaining administrative and financial and human resource management systems, processes and procedures
  • managing and recruiting local and international project staff


  • since 2010  Scientific Coordinator of the SFB 754 at IFM-GEOMAR, now GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
  • 2005 – 2010 Programme Manager and Head of Finance and Administration, Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Conservation NGO, Africa Regional Office (ARO), place of employment: Serengeti National Park, Seronera, Tanzania
  • 2003 2005  Resident Lecturer ‘Marine Resource Management’ School for Field Studies (SFS), affiliated with Boston University, USA, place of employment: South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 2000 2002  Research Associate at University of York, UK, Environment Department
  • 1997 1998  Field Assistant at University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1991  Freelancer at "Riff – Wellenbrecher auf WDR 1”, German radio station

Education and Training

  • 1998 2002  PhD in Environmental Management at University of York, UK, Environment Department, with PhD thesis "The impacts of multiple stresses on the replenishment of coral communities"
  • 1995 1998  Master student in Marine Ecology at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, with Master thesis "Tropical reef fish assemblages in semi-artificial reefs on the Tutia Reef Flat, Mafia Island, Tanzania"
  • 1993 1995 "Vordiplom in Biology at Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg


  • 2012  Introduction to Coaching of Scientific Personal, Christian-Albreschts-University of Kiel Germany
  • 2008  Performance-Based Human Resource Management, MDF-ESA Training and Consultancy, Arusha, Tansania
  • 2006  Project Monitoring and Evaluation, LTS-Consultancy, Seronera, Serengeti, Tansania
  • 2001  Course in Awareness raising of children in environmental issues
  • 1999  Graduate Teaching Assistant Training, University of York, UK