German Marine Research Consortium

German Marine Research Consortium



The German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) brings together the marine science expertise of its member institutions and collectively presents it to policy makers and research funding organisations as well as to the general public. Marine research serves as a stimulus for innovation and contributes significantly to the standing of the maritime sector in the northern German coastal states through research work, contributions to higher education as well as through knowledge and technology transfer. Our major goals are: (1) the advancement of science and research, in particular in the field of marine sciences including polar and coastal research; (2) to foster the collaboration of our member institutions and the development of joint research programmes; (3) to intensify cooperation with German, European and international marine research partners and the use of infrastructure and large equipment; (4) to collectively represent the interests of marine research towards decision-makers in Germany and the European Union as well as towards the general public.


Belem statement areas
Ocean Resources
Time frame
n/a - Ongoing


German Marine Research Consortium