KDM Strategy Goups are dedicated to overarching marine scientific topics, in particular those with a high societal relevance. They are mandated to develop the strategic focus of marine science topics, and to contribute to the orientation of emerging funding lines. Furthermore, they prepare policy advice in their respective fields and act as counterparts for decision makers.
The Strategy Groups have their anchor in marine sciences and collaborate closely with the German Research Council, in particular the Senate Commission of Oceanography. They ensure the inclusion of scientific fields other than natural sciences, and of marine scientific working groups at institutions which are not KDM members. Also, they organize the participation of relevant other stakeholders as guests.