Update (May 18th, 2020):

The complete report on the results of the GEOS survey (sorry, only in German) can now be found here.



First results of the online employee survey 

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a world-wide leading institute of Marine Sciences. This requires highly qualified and motivated employees in the scientific, technical, and administrative areas including opportunities for professional Training & Career Development according to the needs of all employees.

Furthermore, GEOMAR aims to promote a healthy work-life-balance for all employees. This is a basic requirement for equal opportunity and for successful Training & Career Development. There are still many challenges regarding work & family life, especially while participating at sea or land-going expeditions.


Thus, the GEOMAR Women’s Executive Board, the Equal Opportunities Office, and the Staff Council invite all employees to take part in the GEOMAR Employee Online Survey – GEOS 2019.


The GEOS 2019 aims to identify the status quoand future needs with regards to:

□        professional Training & Career Development, e.g. advanced trainings, seminars/courses, conferences etc., and

□        Reconciliation of work and family life, e.g. home office, family offices, day care etc.


Your experiences, assessments and requirements are important to GEOMAR!

The more responses we receive, the better the insight in all staff’s current and future needs regarding Training & Career Development and work & family life balance. This will help GEOMAR to evaluate and improve existing offers and implement new measures to facilitate competence and life balance needs of all employees.


Data Protection

Taking part in the anonymous online survey is entirely voluntary. This means:

1.  there are no disadvantages for staff members who do not want to participate in the survey;

2.  answers cannot be traced back to your name;

3.  all data are subject to the data protection law.


Soon you will receive an invitation to take part in the GEOMAR Employee Online Survey – GEOS 2019.


For further details, please contact Julia Willrodt: jwillrodt(at)