The scientists of the Kiel Marine Science priority Research Area work across the boundaries of their disciplines and faculties in interdisciplinary research programs and projects. These include, for example, DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centres and scientific projects under the umbrella of the German Alliance for Marine Research (DAM) in the two ongoing missions "sustainMare - Protection and Sustainable Use of Marine Areas" and "CDRmare - Marine Carbon Sinks in Decarbonization Pathways". KMS researchers from more than 70 working groups pool their expertise in so-called KMS priority topics. Coastal research has the largest share in KMS.
In addition, a new research initiative has evolved from the KMS thematic groups to address health and disease in the ocean (Ocean Health) on an interdisciplinary basis. This initiative has largely emerged from the KMS group Biological Marine Systems. There are also links to the Blue Bioeconomy, Governance and Digital Ocean Thematic Groups.
All KMS research initiatives and projects contribute to the profile of inter- and transdisciplinary marine research at Kiel University.
Selected publications relevant to Kiel Marine Science (KMS)
Scientific articles published by researchers at Kiel Marine Science (KMS) are collected and managed in the Research Information System (FIS), the central database of Kiel University. In addition to publications, FIS also allows the collection, linking and use of lectures, projects, memberships or awards.
Awards, prizes and honours play an important role in science, as they recognize and make visible outstanding achievements in research, teaching, science communication, transfer and social engagement. In addition, they are often associated with prize money for future research activities. The research prize coordination office takes and the FIS team care of the documentation of prizes and awards. The goal is to use the corresponding data, for example, for applications for third-party funding and to increase the visibility of successes. The FIS team regularly informs about the announcement of the most important science awards and maintains a mailing list for this purpose.