German Marine Research Consortium e.V.
Aims and Statutes
KDM was founded in 2004 as an association of marine research institutions in Germany. Since 2018, the association has focused on the bottom-up strategic capacity of the marine research community as well as networking in the broader international community. In doing so, KDM works closely with the German Alliance for Marine Research, which was founded in 2019.
Our goals are:
- the promotion of science and research, in particular all aspects of German marine research, including marine polar research and coastal research,
- intensifying cooperation between the institutions involved and developing joint research initiatives,
- intensifying cooperation within German, European and international marine research,
- to jointly represent the interests of marine research to decision-makers at national, European and international level and to the public.