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Profile of registrant

German Marine Research Consortium

Identification number in the register: 94603465987-30
Registration date: 06/06/11 13:24:46

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/01/15 15:47:29
The date of the last annual update was 12/05/14 07:43:14

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: German Marine Research Consortium
Acronym: KDM
Legal status: registered non-profit organisation in Germany (e.V.)
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Rolf Peinert
Position: Managing Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Jan-Stefan  Fritz
Position: Head of Brussels Office

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 37 Markgrafenstr. 
Berlin 10117
Telephone number: (+49) 3020074790
Fax number: (+49) 3020074792
Other contact information: Brussels Office:
Boulevard Saint Michel 80
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 733 8948

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information: In addition to the above mentioned persons, KDM has:

one additional staff member in Brussels:
John Hanus, M.A. (

one individual officially responsible for press and outreach activites:
Dr. Albert Gerdes (

The Chair of KDM is:
Professor Karin Lochte, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
John Hanus 14/01/15 12/01/16
Jan-Stefan FRITZ 24/01/15 22/01/16


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

- Scientific briefings for representatives from European institutions and all interested bodies in Brussels
- promote the visibility of the marine sciences in the EU Research Framework Programme
- support the Implementation of the European Maritime Policy and all its constituent elements
- Collaboration with marine scientific organisations from across Europe at the European level

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 15
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.


Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Total budget: 389,000
of which public financing: 189,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 20,000
- from national sources: 19,000
- from local/regional sources: 150,000
from other sources: 200,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 200,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The sum for representative activities includes all events, personnel and office costs in Brussels.

Code of conduct

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