Cluster of Excellence 'The Future Ocean'

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Clusters of Excellence

The Future Ocean

The future of mankind depends on the future of the ocean. The world ocean plays a key role in the global climate, holds dangers, but simultaneously provides opportunities in the form of resources that can be exploited by mankind.

The submersible JAGO

The scientists in the Kiel Cluster of Excellence 'The Future Ocean' have a common goal: to reassess the opportunities and risks of global change for the ocean and to allow a sustainable management of the ocean’s resources based on theses insights.

The Kiel Cluster of Excellence 'The Future Ocean' pursues an approach to research that is unique in Germany: marine researchers, geologists, economists as well as medical scientists, mathematicians, legal and social scientists are contributing their expertise to investigate ocean and climate change.

A total of over 140 scientists from six faculties at Kiel University, the
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)
Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design have joined forces.



Header photo: Archivbild / Exzellenzcluster Entzündungsforschung
Photo top: Karen Hissmann, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (GEOMAR)
Photos bottom (
from left to right): Ronald Frommann, Uni Kiel; Ronald Frommann, Uni Kiel; GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung; Daniela-Krellenberg, GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung