The Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM) is a joint facility of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, and the IMar – Instituto do Mar – in Mindelo, Cabo Verde. The building has a total floor space of more than 1700 square meters. The central component is a drivable hall in which heavy marine scientific equipment, such as deep sea robots and autonomous underwater vehicles, can be moved and maintained. Different workshops connect to the hall. In addition, the building will provide users with several laboratories, storage rooms for equipment and sample materials, offices and conference rooms.