GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Local nameGEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
LocationKiel, Germany

The GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, former Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, is a research institute in Kiel, Germany. It was formed in 2004 by merging the Institute for Marine Science with the Research Center for Marine Geosciences and is co-funded by both federal and provincial governments. It was a member of the Leibniz Association till 2012 and is coordinator of the FishBase Consortium. Since 2012 it is member of the Helmholtz Association and named GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. The institute operates worldwide in all ocean basins, specialising in climate dynamics, marine ecology and biogeochemistry, and ocean floor dynamics and circulation. GEOMAR offers degree courses in affiliation with the University of Kiel, and operates the Kiel Aquarium and the Lithothek, a repository for split sediment core samples.

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Address 3 Wischhofstraße, Kiel 24148, Germany

Coordinates 54°19'40.358" N 10°10'36.105" E

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