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German Marine Research Consortium

Identification number in the register: 94603465987-30
Registration date: 06/06/2011 13:24:46

The information on this entity was last modified on: 07/01/2016 16:00:03
The date of the last annual update was: 07/01/2016 16:00:03
Next update due latest on: 07/01/2017

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

German Marine Research Consortium


registered non-profit organisation in Germany (e.V.)

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Think tanks and research institutions

    Contact details

Markgrafenstr., 37
Berlin 10117


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Rolf Peinert

Managing Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Jan-Stefan Fritz

Head of Brussels Office

    Goals / remit

KDM - The German Marine Research Consortium is made up of fifteen institutions and universities of Germany in the field of marine and polar sciences as well as of coastal research. The members are part of a European and global network of such institutions. With approximately 2,200 scientists of basic and applied marine research, KDM provides comprehensive expertise to meet global challenges having to do with the sea and our environment.

Our major goals are:
- advancement of science and research, in particular in the field marine sciences including polar and coastal research,
- fostering the collaboration of its member institutions and the development of joint research programmes,
- intensifying the cooperation within German, European and international marine research and the use of infrastructure and large equipment,
- joint public relations addressing decision makers in Germany and the European Union

  • European
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

- Integrated Maritime Policy
- Research and innovation policy especially as related to blue growth
- marine and maritime research
- European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials as this relates to deep-sea mining
- transatlantic cooperation in the marine sciences

Participation in numerous research projects and support actions funded by the European Commission through FP7 and H2020.

Activities held in the European Parliament 2013-2015:
- Science Lunch Briefings on underwater munitions (January 2015), maritime museums (March 2014), CO2 storage under the seafloor (November 2013), underwater cultural heritage (April 2013) and research for fisheries (April 2013).
- Presentation to STOA on deep-sea mining (April 2013).



Transatlantic Alliance for Marine Research of the European Commission


Intergroup on Oceans, Seas and Rivers


In general, KDM:
- organizes Scientific briefings for representatives from European institutions and all interested bodies in Brussels
- promotes the visibility of the marine sciences in the EU Research Framework Programme
- supports the implementation of the European Maritime Policy and all its constituent elements
- collaborates with marine scientific organisations from across Europe at the European level

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2  



In addition to the above mentioned persons, the following actively engage in activities at EU level:

KDM Chair:
Professor Ulrich Bathmann, Director of the Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)

Staff member in Brussels:
John Hanus, M.A. (

Website and public information (based in Berlin):
Sebastian Konitzer (

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology

    Membership and affiliation

Our membership is comprised of marine research institutions and museums. For more information, please see:



    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

10,000 € - 24,999 €

389,000 €

189,000 €


20,000 €

Research Framework Programme

19,000 €

150,000 €

200,000 €

200,000 €

The sum for representative activities includes all events held in the European Parliament or which are directly related to EU level activities, including materials prepared for those events.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.