Kiel Marine Science


Launch World Ocean Review "Coast"

Nov 21, 2017


Präsentation des »World Ocean Review 5 – Die Küste – ein wertvoller Lebensraum unter Druck«: (v.l.) Karsten Schwanke, Ingbert Liebing, Prof. Dr. Silja Klepp, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bathmann, Nikolaus Gelpke, Monika Breuch-Moritz, Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck, Dr. Tim Jennerjahn und Prof. em. Dr. Karsten Reise. © Jan Windszus / maribus

Coasts – A Vital Habitat Under Pressure
Maribus gGmbH, the Consortium of German Marine Research and the Cluster of Excellence »Future Ocean« are taking on the crucial habitat of the coast in the new World Ocean Review »Coasts – A Vital Habitat Under Pressure« which covers a large range of topics from the fight against natural threats to coastal protection and concepts for conservative use. The »World Ocean Review 5« was presented on 16th November 2017 at the Schleswig-Holstein's Permanent Mission in Berlin as part of an evening event with guests from politics, business, science, media and education. Read more

Research and Technology Centre West Coast of Kiel University obtains a new research vessel

Oct 30, 2017

Forschungsschiff Egidora

The Research and Technology Centre West Coast (FTZ) of Kiel University (CAU) has obtained a new research vessel. On Wednesday, October 25, the christening and official commissioning took place in Büsum (in the state of Schleswig-Holstein). The catamaran christened as “Egidora” will be deployed in the coastal waters of the North and Baltic Sea for future research projects and will provide students of coastal and environmental sciences with a mobile education platform. Hier weiterlesen

Workshop Digital Ocean 2017

Sep 18, 2017

Digital transformation is changing all areas of our life, including the way we do research. So, how can we manage the digital transformation toward open ocean research?

Digital Ocean activities will explore and embrace the features of open science throughout the entire lifecycle within research, moving the emphasis of ocean science from ‘publishing as soon as possible’ towards ’sharing knowledge as early as possible’. Ocean research is based on data from a variety of observations, societal surveys, and ocean system simulations. The research benefits from improved sensor systems, more inclusive ocean system modelling, efficient data flow, and big data analytics and algorithmics combined with long-used open research software. Read more

Strong sustainability in coastal areas: a conceptual interpretation of SDG 14

Sep 09, 2017

Scientists explore the implications for coastal areas within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Strong sustainability in coastal areas: a conceptual interpretation of SDG 14

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015, the United Nations have reaffirmed their aspirations for inclusive and universal sustainable development. Now, the task is on the UN member states to implement the 2030 Agenda and translate its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) with 169 specific targets into action. But as well-defined as the 2030 Agenda seems, there are many contradictions between single goals and many open questions when it comes to taking action and making decisions.Read more

Refugees in the Meditteranean Sea and climate migration in the Pacific region

Jul 19, 2017

A lecture by Professor Dr. Silja Klepp, Social dynamic in coastal and sea areas, Department of Geography, Kiel University, within the framework of the "Colloquium Fundamentale".

July 20, 2017 from 18:30
Redtenbacher-Hörsaal, KIT Campus Süd, Geb. 10.91, Engelbert-Arnold-Str. 4, EG, Karlsruhe


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Kiel Science Award goes to Ruth Schmitz-Streit

Jun 21, 2017


Kieler Wissenschaftspreis 2017 geht an Ruth Schmitz-Streit

State capital Kiel honours microbiologist from Kiel for outstanding scientific achievements
On June 25th, the Kiel Professor and molecular microbiologist Ruth Schmitz-Streit, who has been conducting research in the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" for more than 10 years and is committed to the support of junior scientists, has received the Science Award 2017 of the City of Kiel, including prize money of 10,000 Euro. Every two years the State Capital Kiel honours outstanding scientific achievements with the Science Award. The award ceremony takes place in an official ceremony in Kiel's City Hall. Hier weiterlesen

Kiel University at Hannover Messe 2017

Apr 20, 2017

From 24 to 28 April 2017 Kiel University will present its research concepts at the Hannover Messe in Hall 2 (Research & Technology). In addition to the four research foci, the emphasis lies on knowledge transfer, patents and start-up initiatives. Examples of excellent individual research will be given to complement the presentation. Events on various special topics, and a stand for Kiel’s partner university Posen are also planned. Poland is the partner country of the 2017 trade fair. Hier weiterlesen

Career Paths of Women in Marine Science and Technology

Apr 18, 2017

Project “Baltic Gender” starts new blog on

A new blog series on women in Marine Science and Technology highlights the successful and diverse career paths of women, who are at different stages of their academic career. The blog, which is initiated by the EU project Baltic Gender, aims to portray the career-related experiences of these women and to bring visibility to their aspirations and achievements as well as their struggles. Read more

Annual Conference of the Working Group Geography of Seas and Coasts (AMK)

Apr 18, 2017

From April 20, until April 21, 2017, the Working Group Geography of Seas and Coasts (AMK) of the German Society for Geography (DGfG) organized its 35th Annual Conference in the Wissenschaftszentrum (Science Center) in Kiel. Within the framework of the interdisciplinary symposium, a broad range of topics were presented in the form of lectures and posters. The topics ranged from coastal morphodynamics to ecosystem services, marine protection, climate adaptation, monitoring, coastal protection and Integrated Coastal Zone Management.Hier weiterlesen

Workshop on the mapping of the seabed in the North and Baltic Sea with medium-sized research vessels

Mar 07, 2017



Medium-sized research vessels such as the Kiel-based ships Poseidon or Alkor play a key role in the area-wide mapping of the seabed in the North and Baltic Sea. The scientific institutions of the North German coastal states work closely together in numerous research projects and collect data for the implementation of political processes such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive or the European Water Directive for state and federal authorities and ministries.

The workshop on the use of "medium-sized research vessels" for the mapping of the seabed as well as the North and Baltic Sea will provide researchers and representatives of state and federal agencies, as well as other experts, with an overview of the range of recently completed and current work at the coast and shelf area of the North and Baltic Sea.Hier weiterlesen

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