GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is one of the world’s leading institutes in the field of marine sciences. The institute investigates the chemical, physical, biological and geological processes of the seafloor, oceans and ocean margins and their interactions with the atmosphere. With this broad spectrum GEOMAR is unique in Germany. Additionally, the centre has successfully bridged the gap between basic and applied science in a number of research areas. The GEOMAR is a foundation under public law jointly funded by the federal (90 %) and state (10 %) government. GEOMAR has a scientific staff of 950 and a yearly budget of around 72 Mio Euro.

Future Ocean Network

The Future Ocean Network is an association of researchers in Kiel that implements joint research projects across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. As successor to the Future Ocean Cluster of Excellence, its work continues to contribute to the sustainable use of resources in the ocean. In particular, this includes activities for the targeted transfer of research results to various stakeholders and interest groups in politics, business and civil society, as well as joint concepts to promote young scientists. The Future Ocean Network is coordinated by the office of the Kiel Marine Science (KMS) research focus area.…

Kiel University

Kiel University is Germany's northernmost State University and the scientific centre of Schleswig-Holstein. At our institutes, more than 24,000 students learn their trade, about 2,000 scientists teach and do research in one of our eight faculties. They educate students in 185 degree programs and approximately 80 different areas ranging from Agricultural Science to Zoology. Founding members of Kiel University in 1665 were the faculties of Arts and Humanities, Theology, Law, and Medicine. Since then, four additional faculties have been established: Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Engineering as well as Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences. During its long history, the city of Kiel and the University have formed tight bonds. With its clinic, the University is one of the biggest employers in the region. It sees itself as a modern State University of interconnecting academic cultures.

International Ocean Institute

The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is a world-leading, independent, non-governmental non-profit organisation conducting training and capacity building in Ocean Governance globally. It trains young and mid-career practitioners in contemporary approaches to coastal and ocean management, with an emphasis on the moral, ethical and legal values in Ocean Governance (equity and peaceful uses of the ocean).
In 1972, the IOI was founded by Professor Elisabeth Mann Borgese. Since 1980, IOI has offered training in ocean governance issues and contributed to a growing global network of trained and empowered leaders fully conversant with the latest developments in ocean governance, with the knowledge, skills and essential attitude required for effective ocean governance of the planet´s precious resources.  The IOI enhances training and capacity building by accessing and producing publications which contribute intellectual input, and by partnering with international, regional, national and local institutions and governments, and public and private institutions working in the field of Ocean Governance.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network | SDG Academy

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is a consortium of global academic, scientific and research institutes committed to addressing the challenge of sustainable development. The SDSN also hosts the SDG Academy, an online education initiative that provides high-quality, mass online education in collaboration with SDSN’s member universities from around the world. The SDG Academy works together with the world’s greatest experts on sustainable development – including health, education, climate change, agriculture and other related fields – to offer a comprehensive core curriculum, equipping the next generation of “Sustainable Development Practitioners” to take on the complex challenges facing our planet.