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The foundation "GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel" is a legal foundation under public law of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, domiciled in Kiel, Germany.

Official Representative of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

The legal representatives of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are its director, Prof. Dr. Peter Herzig. 


GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Phone: +49 431 600 - 0
Telefax: +49 431 600 - 2805
Email: info(at)geomar.de
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GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel endeavors to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the information provided on this website. Nevertheless, errors and ambiguities may not be completely excluded. Therefore the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel accepts no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. In case of any material or immaterial damages caused directly or indirectly by the use or disuse of the presented information or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information, the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel shall not be liable unless culpable of intentional or gross negligence. The same shall apply to an software made available for free downloads. GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel shall reserve the right to changes to all or parts of the website without separate announcement, to supplement or temporarily or permanently delete the publication.

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