About Kiel Marine Science (KMS)

Kiel Marine Science (KMS) is the Centre for Interdisciplinary Marine Science at Kiel University. KMS performs a central coordinating role for all researchers in natural sciences, the humanities, and social sciences whose work concerns oceans, coasts, and their interaction with humanity. Associated research groups have expertise in fields such as climate research, coastal research, physical chemistry, botany, microbiology, mathematics, informatics, economics, law, and social science. Altogether, KMS is comprised of over 70 research groups from seven faculties and more than 26 research institutes.

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News from KMS

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Campus by the sea: European universities fly the flag in Kiel and focus on joint research

The SEA-EU European university alliance is setting standards for future transnational cooperation in research, teaching and knowledge transfer

 
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First International Kiel Marketplace on Smart Shipping

Exchange between Kiel and Gdansk under the umbrella of the international project reSEArch EU

 
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Mapping heat flow beneath Greenland highlights geothermal “freak zone”

International science team with participation of Kiel University have dug up all available geothermal heat flow data in and around Greenland

 
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Current Events

Emerging marine Diseases, regulating functions, and governance implications

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Research

Scientists in the Kiel Marine Science priority research area collaborate beyond the boundaries of their disciplines and faculties in overarching research programmes, such as special research areas promoted by DFG or in multidisciplinary research networks. Through their projects, they promote and develop the profile of inter- and transdisciplinary marine scientific research at Kiel University.

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Reseach vessel Maria S. Merian
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Reseach vessel Maria S. Merian in the Kiel Canal

Platforms and Networks

Kiel Marine Science (KMS) is connected with regional, national, and international academic and science policy networks. In addition, KMS includes platforms such as the Center for Ocean and Society (CeOS), which implements transdisciplinary research and technical infrastructure.

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Promotion of young scientists

Under the umbrella of Kiel Marine Science (KMS), offers for the promotion of young scientists, ranging from interdisciplinary and international programmes for students to measures for career development, are designed and implemented with a focus on Master's students, doctoral students and postdocs.

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