„Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future“

The programme-oriented funding of the Helmholtz Association is based on research programmes that run over several years. Within this framework, the Federal Government and the German Länder provide the basic (institutional) funding for the centres. In the next funding phase starting in 2021, all the centres of the Helmholtz research division "Earth and Environment", includeing GEOMAR, will jointly run the programme "Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future".

GEOMAR is involved in four different topics within this programme. In detail these are:

  • Topic 2: "Ocean and the Cryosphere in Climate"
  • Topic 3: "Living on a Restless Earth: Towards Forecasting Geohazards"
  • Topic 6: "Marines and Polar Life: Sustaining Biodiversity, Biotic Interactions and Biogeochemical Functions"
  • Topic 8: "Georesources for the Energy Transition and a High-Tech Society"

Topic 6 is coordinated by GEOMAR.