Ulrike Bernitt

FB 2: Marine Biogeochemie
FE Biogeochemische Modellierung

+49 431 600 4140

Wischhofstraße 1-3
24148 Kiel


Project management of interdisciplinary research consortia, knowledge transfer and science communication, sustainability and environmental management

Main Work Experience

Since 2008: Project Manager at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel:
2013 - now: Project and Science Communication Manager of the interdisciplinary DFG Priority Program SPP 1689 “Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?”
* concepts for interdisciplinary exchange, networking, project management, organizing scientific meetings and conferences, science communication, development of communication formats and public events, stakeholder engagement

2010 - 2012: Coordinator of a BfN funded project on the effects of global change on marine ecosystems with the aim to publish a reference book on marine species and habitats
* editorial work, project coordination

2008 – 2013: Project manager Kiel Earth Institute (KEI)
* set up of the KEI virtual initiative, launching and management of projects, networking, PR

Between 2001 and 2008 several employments and consulting jobs in the area of sustainability and environmental management (AIDA Cruises, German Llloyd / Det Norske Veritas, WWF, UNEP/DTIE & UNESCO)


1994 – 2000 Master’s degree in physical geography, modern history and political science at the Humboldt University of Berlin


Management of interdisciplinary research associations (2015, Centre for Science Management Speyer), Advanced training in business administration / management (2008, Business Academy Kiel), Various training courses in auditing and environmental ship management (2003-2006)

GEOMAR Delegate To

Helmholtz AK Forum Nachhaltigkeit and Helmholtz AK Wissenstransfer, Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung AG Wissenstransfer

Selected Outreach Products