The Marine Data Portal is developed by scientists for scientists in order to facilitate FAIR research data management to publish, visualize, browse and access research data from interdisciplinary research collaborations as well as individual research initiatives.
The Data Portal with its thematic data views and underlying collaborative data workflows is constantly evolving and jointly supported by
- the BMBF-initiative „Information and infrastructure for marine and integrated earth system research“ (DataHUB) via the Helmholtz Association’s (HGF) research programme “Earth and Environment” and
- the German Marine Research Alliance (Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung (DAM))
Within our earth system, seas, oceans and the Polar Regions play a central role in global climate processes. They are among the most important eco-systems 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, together 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) and is jointly supported by the Helmholtz Association’s “Earth and Environment” research programme.
Mission Statement of the DAM:
“We promote the sustainable use of the coasts, seas and oceans through research, data management and digitalisation, infrastructure and transfer.”
Germany has thereby created one of the world’s largest marine research alliances.
We aim to strengthen the sustainable use of our Earth system, especially the coasts, seas, oceans and Polar Regions through research, data management and digitalisation, infrastructure and transfer. To this end, we are working together with our member institutions to develop solution-oriented knowledge.
Your feedback is very much appreciated. Please provide your comments and suggestions for how we could
improve our data services and the
Marine Data Portal.
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
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