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About the Hosts

The Symposium is hosted by Kiel Marine Science (KMS) at Kiel University and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, and is supported by the Center for Ocean and Society (CeOS) at KMS, the CRC 1182 and the Topic 6: Marine Life within HELMHOLTZ Changing Earth programme.


Hosts of the Ocean Health Symposium:


Kiel Marine Science (KMS) at Kiel University

Kiel Marine Science (KMS) is the Center for Interdisciplinary Marine Science. As an interdisciplinary and interfaculty priority research area at Kiel University, KMS performs a central coordinating role for all researchers in natural sciences, the humanities, and social sciences whose work concerns oceans and coasts, as well as their interaction with society. Associated research groups have expertise in fields such as climate research, coastal research, physical chemistry, botany, microbiology, mathematics, computer science, economics, law, and social science. Altogether, KMS is comprised of over 70 research groups from seven faculties and more than 26 research institutes. KMS members combine their expertise in five thematic groups, Coasts, Governance, Blue Bioeconomy, Digital Ocean and Biological Marine Systems (KMS Bio). KMS Bio concentrates on the investigation of biological processes of a wide range of marine organisms at the organismic, cellular and intercellular level using novel technologies available at Kiel University in physiology, microbiology and pharmacological analysis. Further, Kiel Marine Science develops strategies for the sustainable use and conservation of ocean systems at the interface between humanity and the sea. Using the Center for Ocean and Society (CeOS), a cross-faculty platform of KMS, the transfer of research results is achieved together with stakeholders from different interest groups. The Center for Ocean and Society conducts research focusing on the topics of Marine and Coastal Resource Economy, Marine and Coastal Geohazards and Marine Food Security.
Website KMS


GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is one of the world's leading institutions in marine research. GEOMAR researches the global ocean from the seafloor to the atmosphere, covering a unique spectrum of physical, chemical, biological and geological processes in the ocean. Ocean Health
Website GEOMAR


Supported by:


Center for Ocean and Society, KMS, Kiel University 

The Center for Ocean and Society conducts interdisciplinary research on ocean and society and involves societal actors in transdisciplinary projects.

The Center for Ocean and Society (CeOS) is a cross-faculty platform of the priority research area Kiel Marine Science (KMS) at Kiel University. Research activities of CeOS are based on the understanding of seas and coasts as socio-ecological systems. Experts from economics, geology, oceanography, fisheries and biology work together on projects with the active involvement of societal actors in the development of research questions and the research itself. To assess different scenarios, methodologically specific models from economics as well as climate research, ocean research and ecosystem research are linked. The overarching goal of the research in CeOS is a science-based and independent contribution to the implementation of the sustainability goals of the UN Agenda 2030.
Website Center for Ocean and Society


Collaborative Research Center 1182: Metaorganisms

Website CRC 1182


Topic 6: Marine Life within HELMHOLTZ Changing Earth programme.

Website Topic 6: Marine Life