ABOUT US

19 leading German marine research institutions in one alliance

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“We promote the sustainable use of the coasts, seas and oceans through research, data management and digitalisation, infrastructure and transfer.” – MISSION STATEMENT OF THE DAM

Overview

Seas and oceans play a central role in global climate processes. They are among the most important eco-systems on Earth and influence the lives of millions of people. There is a great need for knowledge on how to protect the oceans and make their use by humans more sustainable.

In 2019, the German marine research community, to-gether with the federal government and the northern German states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, founded the German Marine Research Alliance (Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung, DAM). Germany has thereby created one of the world’s largest marine research alliances.

Our Objectives

The DAM aims to strengthen the sustainable use of the coasts, seas and oceans through research, data management and digitalisation, infrastructure and transfer.To this end, the DAM is working together with its member institutions to develop solution-oriented knowledge and to communicate potential courses of action to politics, business and civil society.

Members

We link leading German marine research institutions in order to contribute to a sustainable use of the oceans and seas. The following university and non-university marine research institutions are currently involved:

  • AWI Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
  • BSH Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
  • BGR Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
  • CEN Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, Universität Hamburg
  • DMM German Oceanographic Museum, Stralsund
  • DSM German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History
  • FZK Coastal Research Center of Leibniz University Hannover and Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • HZG Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
  • ICBM Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • IOW Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
  • KMS Kiel Marine Science, Kiel University
  • MARUM Cen­ter for Mar­ine En­vir­on­mental Sci­ences at the Uni­versity of Bre­men
  • MPI-MM Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
  • MPI-M Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • MTS Department Maritime Systems, Universität Rostock
  • SAM Senckenberg am Meer, Senckenberg Society for Nature Research
  • UG University of Greifswald
  • ZMT Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research