German Marine Research Consortium
registered non-profit organisation in Germany (e.V.)
IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
Think tanks and research institutions
Mr Rolf Peinert
Mr Jan-Stefan Fritz
Head of Brussels Office
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
- 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
In addition to the above mentioned persons, the following actively engage in activities at EU level:
Professor Karin Lochte, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Staff member in Brussels:
John Hanus, M.A. (email@example.com)
Website and public information (based in Berlin):
Sebastian Konitzer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Our membership is comprised of marine research institutions and museums. For more information, please see:
01/2014 - 12/2014
10,000 € - 24,999 €
Research Framework Programme
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.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.