The GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is one of the largest non-university research institutions in the field of marine sciences in Germany (750 staff, incl. 400 scientists including about 170 PhD researchers). It is a member of the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s largest non-university scientific organisation. The centre’s mandate is the inter- and multidisciplinary investigation of all aspects of modern marine sciences, from physical, chemical and biological oceanography to seafloor geology and marine meteorology. Research is conducted worldwide with a focus on ice-free oceans. The main research topics are addressed in four divisions: Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics, Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Ecology, and Dynamics of the Ocean Floor. GEOMAR’s publication record and research funding is leading in these fields. GEOMAR cooperates closely with national and international research institutions and with a number of SMEs active in marine technology and science. GEOMAR supports modern research infrastructure, including four research vessels, the only manned research submersible in Germany, three deep-sea robots (two ROVs and an AUV) with diving depths up to 6000 m, one of the largest fleets of autonomously-operated underwater gliders in Europe, mooring facility, a wide range of state-of-the-art analytical facilities and computer support for large data and ocean and climate models.
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