GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
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The GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is among the largest non-university research institutions in the field of marine sciences in Germany (900 staff, incl. 400 experienced scientists and about 200 doctoral candidates). It is a member of the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s largest non-university scientific organization. The centre’s mandate is the inter- and multidisciplinary investigation of all relevant aspects of modern marine sciences, from sea floor geology through physical, chemical and biological oceanography to marine meteorology. Research is conducted worldwide in all oceans. The main research topics are grouped in four divisions: Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics, Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Ecology, and Dynamics of the Ocean Floor. GEOMAR cooperates closely with national and international research institutions and with a number of SMEs active in marine technology and science. Since 2004, GEOMAR has a cooperation with the Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento das Pescas in Mindelo/Cape Verde (INDP) which was formalized in 2008 and has been or is embedded in to other FP6, FP7 and H2020 projects. Together with INDP, GEOMAR has constructed a new international science and logistics Centre in Cape Verde, the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM).