Research Marketing

Germany is home to some of the world's best researchers and Kiel is a leader in the field of marine science research. Every year, country wide, more money is invested in research and development in Germany than in any other European country.

Our research marketing efforts aim to provide information and function as a contact point for all looking to find out more about the research landscape and latest research achievements in Germany and in the Future Ocean Cluster.


Our goal is to attract the best and brightest marine scientists to Kiel, to share marine science knowledge generated in Kiel with the global marine science community and to raise awareness for marine research by reaching out to the general public.

To this end we organize conferences and symposia on current topics in marine science in Kiel and abroad with our international partners, exhibit at conferences and contribute to publications for the general public such as the World Ocean Review and the Ocean Atlas.

AGU Fall Meeting 2017
12 - 16 Dec., 2017, New Orleans

With approximately 24,000 attendees and more than 1,700 sessions in 2016, AGU's Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The meeting offers a mix of more than 20,000 oral and poster presentations, a broad range of keynote lectures, various types of formal and informal networking and career advancement opportunities, and an exhibit hall with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services.

Ocean Sciences 2018
Feb. 11 - 16, 2018, Portland, USA

Usually attracting about 5,000 attendees, the Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) convenes every two years and provides a venue for international scientists, students, government representatives and industry practitioners to exchange information via oral presentations and poster sessions. Topics covered include all aspects of oceanography, especially multidisciplinary topics, as well as presentations that reflect new and emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach and public policy. The OSM originated in 1982 as a joint effort between the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO); The Oceanography Society (TOS) joined as a regular co-sponsor in 2004.

EGU General Assembly 2018
8 - 13 April 2018, Vienna

The annual EGU General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 14,400 scientists from all over the world in 2017, of which more than a quarter were students. The meeting's sessions (649 unique scientific sessions in 2017) cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth's internal structure and atmosphere, climate, as well as energy and resources. General Assemblies have around 4,500 oral presentations and over 10,000 posters. Aside from disciplinary sessions, dealing with the topics covered by each scientific division, the meeting also features Union-wide sessions such as great debates, Union symposia (including the EGU Awards Ceremony), medal lectures, short courses and education and outreach symposia (such as the Geosciences Information For Teachers workshop, GIFT), to name a few.