Curricula in Marine Sciences

GEOMAR supports the education of future marine scientists in close cooperation with the University of Kiel

Bachelor curricula include: "Physics of the Earth System: Meteorology - Ozeanography - Geophysics" (in German) and the internationally oriented Master courses "Climate Physics: Meteorology and Physical Oceanography" and "Biological Oceanography" (held in English).

Students in other courses of study at the University of Kiel can choose marine science classes as subsidiary subjects, for example in Marine Geosciences and Geophysics or biology. In biolog up to two bachelor theses can be supervised at GEOMAR per year.

Furthermore the graduate school FYORD (Foster Young Ocean Researcher Development) offers interdisciplinary courses for graduate students.

In addition, GEOMAR offers international programmes in cooperation with other universities (HOSST, GAME).


  • Main Subject Biological Oceanography:
    Dr. Jörg Süling
    Phone +49-431 600 - 4454
    E-Mail: jsueling(at) (or online-consultation Tuesday 2-3 pm and Thursday 8-9 am - currently via zoom)

    Main Subject Meteorology:
    Prof. Dr. Joakim Kjellsson
    Phone +49-431 600 - 4057
    E-Mail: jkjellsson(at)

    Main Subject Physical Oceanography:
    Prof. Dr. Arne Biastoch
    Phone +49-431 600 - 4000
    E-Mail: abiastoch(at) 

    Main Subject Geophysics:
    Prof. Dr. Jörg Ebbing
    Otto-Hahn-Platz 1
    D-24118 Kiel, Germany
    Phone +49-431 880-3900
    Email: info(at)