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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Helmholtz School for Marine Data Science meets for the first time after long Corona break

MarDATA retreat from September 19-21, 2022, in Kiel

 
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Researcher from Schleswig-Holstein becomes member of Leopoldina

Alexandra Zoe Worden has been elected for her scientific achievements in the field of ecology and biology of ocean ecosystems

 
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Ocean health in focus at the 2nd International Ocean Health symposium

More than 100 international experts discuss marine health with a focus on the impact of marine pathogens on ecosystems and society

 
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Goodbye flooding

Heavy rain and heatwaves: climate change with its extreme weather conditions is putting pressure on water and sewage systems as well as on the…

 

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 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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