MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen
MARUM aims at understanding the role of the oceans in the Earth’s system by employing state-of-the-art methods. It examines the significance of the oceans within the framework of global change, quantifies interactions between the marine geosphere and biosphere, and provides information for sustainable use of the ocean.
At MARUM, the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at Bremen University, consistent with the motto »The Ocean in Depth«, scientists have been studying key processes in the marine environment for over ten years. They study the critical role of the ocean in the Earth System through systematic investigations. MARUM is active in three general fields of research: exploring relationships between the ocean and climate, closely examining biochemical processes on and within the seafloor, and investigating changes in the seafloor itself.
Over the years, a number of geographical areas of focus have naturally evolved at the Bremen Center. These include the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and Black Seas, and the North Sea. MARUM scientists are as active in shallow coastal waters as they are in the deep ocean.
MARUM maintains a fleet of modern underwater vehicles and instruments for deployment in the deep sea. This capability has helped to make it a center for marine research technology and a highly desired partner in international cooperative projects. In addition, MARUM operates the largest of the three world-wide core repositories of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).